Master Gardener Volunteers
The Georgia Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program designed to help the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension staff transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners. Volunteers benefit from the training, networking with other garden enthusiasts, and the opportunity to serve their communities. Through this program, Cooperative Extension is able to reach out and serve more citizens with educational programming and demonstrations in 5 target areas.
Environmental Stewardship – Increasing awareness and knowledge of landscape and garden management for the optimum use and protection of the environment.
Home Food Production – Teaching the benefits of home food production and developing skills and knowledge in growing food, managing community gardens, and more.
Gardening with Youth – Increasing young people’s awareness and understanding of the value of horticulture and landscaping.
Value of Landscapes – Developing within communities the knowledge and skill to ensure proper design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes.
Health Benefits of Gardening – Teaching the value of the interior and exterior landscape for human health, well-being, and quality of life.
For more information on our Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770.254.2620.