Growing Communities.

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
UGArden Donations link UGA's student farmers work to provide fellow students in need with fresh vegetables. By Sadie Lackey | Published: 4/25/2019
Black Flies link Swarms of black flies are making a nuisance of themselves in north Georgia but pose no threat. By Sadie Lackey, Elmer Gray | Published: 4/23/2019
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Upcoming Events
Apr 27 Athens Area Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale Athens, GA The annual spring plant sale by the AAMGA features plants from members' gardens. Offerings will include herbs, vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, ferns, ground covers, seedlings, and bulbs. Proceeds support Plant a Row for the Hungry gardens and scholarships for UGA horticulture students. The sale will be held rain or shine, payments must be cash or check (no credit cards). Parking is available in the Longhorn Steakhouse parking lot next door to the Extension office.
Apr 30 Composting Fayetteville, GA Composting is a great way to recycle food and yard waste and reuse it in your gardens. Come join Karen McKernan, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer as she shares about different ways to compost and what is needed to get started. FREE
May 8 Free Gardening Class Series: Composting Athens, GA Did you know that the first full week of May is International Compost Awareness week? As part of these festivities, please join us for a class on Backyard Composting! This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's 2019 Free Monthly Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on the basic concepts of composting, importance of efficient composting as well as recommended structures and methods. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome.
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From Our Blog
40th Anniversary Celebration of the Georgia Master Gardener Program Posted by Kathy Hensley. MGEV Program Assistant, UGA Extension, Bibb County on Apr 25, 2019 Master Gardeners from across the state and UGA Extension representatives gathered at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Georgia Master Gardener program.  Dr. David Gibby, former Extension agent in Washington State and the person credited with establishing the first Master Gardener program, was...
Georgia MGEV Program Celebrates 40 Years Posted by sdorn on Apr 22, 2019 On April 8, 2019, we gathered at the State Botanical Garden to celebrate the Georgia MGEV Program. We were able to gather and celebrate in such a lovely location thanks to the great generosity of the State Botanical Garden. We are grateful to Dr. Jennifer Cruse-Sanders, director of the State...
April Celebrations: We’re Creating a Commemorative Quilt! Posted by sdorn on Mar 19, 2019 Ever noticed that our gardens are reflective of the people, trips, events, and celebrations that are important to us? The plants in our gardens are much like pieces of a quilt, lovingly selected and stitched together with care, and treasured for a long, long time. Our MGEVs are much the...
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