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The Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) Program connects UGA Extension, plant enthusiasts, and communities across the state. MGEVs share UGA Extension consumer horticulture programming about selection and care of plants for ornamental value, recreation, and home food production. Master Gardeners teach community members how to use plants and gardening to improve their environment, personal health, and quality of life.

 

On August 23rd and 24th, 2019, Georgians of all ages from all over the state will join efforts to document our pollinators. Won't you join us?

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

 

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Extension News
National Honor link Mason McClintock receives $5,000 scholarship and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for civic engagement. By Arch D. Smith II | Published: 1/17/2019
VITA Program link Free tax help available to eldery, disabled and low-income Georgians. By Arch D. Smith II, Ellen Hallman | Published: 1/17/2019
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Upcoming Events
Jan 29 Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Madison, GA Are you unsure when to prune your fruit trees? Is you fruit trees not producing fruit? We’ve got you covered! UGA Extension will host a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Morgan County Extension Office. Lucy Ray, Morgan County Extension Agent & Dr. Bob Westerfield, UGA Horticulture Consumer Fruits & Vegetable Specialist will present the program. Topics of discussion during the workshop will include best times to prune your plants, best pruning techniques, equipment handling and other important management techniques. We encourage you to attend & bring any questions you may have on fruit tree management! Lunch will be provided by Crowes BBQ. For more information or if you would like to attend please call the Morgan County Extension Office at 706-342-2214 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019 to RSVP. Note: 1 hour private or commercial pesticide credit will be available for those in attendance.
Feb 7 “Controlling Weeds in the Landscape” Decatur, GA Learn the latest ways to identify and control weeds within your landscape
Feb 8 Pruning and Equipment Workshop Griffin, GA Program will cover the proper pruning techniques for trees and ornamentals, as well as, briefly discuss pruning fruiting plants. We will cover the when, where, and how to prune plants using certain techniques for creating a professional landscape. This program will also cover the selection and maintenance of pruning equipment including sharpening and troubleshooting equipment from hand clippers to gas powered chainsaws. There will also be a discussion on trouble shooting common problems of small engines. Bob Westerfield, Extension Horticulturalist will be the program speaker.
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From Our Blog
Georgia Native Plant Symposium Posted by sarahdh on Jan 9, 2019 The GNPS’ 24th Symposium will be on March 2, 2019 in Macon at the Middle Georgia State University. There is a great line up of speakers, including Douglas Tallamy, who wrote the very popular book ‘Bringing Nature Home’.  You can find all the information, including a downloadable brochure and the...
2019 is here! Posted by sarahdh on Jan 2, 2019 Wow! I can’t believe 2018 flew by so quickly and another year is here already! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and I look forward to hearing about all Georgia MGEVs accomplish in communities, gardens, schools, Extension offices, and more in 2019. Even though...
2019 Training Opportunities Posted by sarahdh on Dec 21, 2018 Be sure to add these dates to your calendar so you don’t missing out on attending these training opportunities! 2019 Advanced Training Calendar + AT details found here Continuing Education (including Thoughtful Thursday webinar series) Leadership Conferences
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