Fayette County is blessed to have several dedicated and determined Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) who lead by example. They provide programs throughout the year, but they also have taken on a couple special projects that benefit not only those in Fayette County, but also several in the surrounding region.
Plant A Row for the Hungry Garden
This project, which began with Master Gardener Extension Volunteers planting an additional row in their own personal gardens, now maintains a one-acre plot near the New Hope Baptist Church. From this space, they are able to provide fresh produce to various community service organization through out Fayette County and the surrounding area.
The Fayette Education Garden is a wonderful way to continue the mission of the University of Georgia by providing a hands-on Demonstration Garden to further community outreach and education. This garden will be the location of many educational classes and tours to give citizens ideas and instructions on proper gardening practices and techniques. It will be utilized by both youth and adults with maintenance and classes provided by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers.
Veterans Memorial Garden
Veterans Memorial at Patriot Park will remember and honor the over 400 Fayette County Residents who served and paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. The design of the memorial includes a 10 foot obelisk made of granite with engraved emblems of each branch of our military. MGEVs designed the landscaping around the monument. An educational workday was held to instruct on proper tree and shrub planting procedures. Beautiful specimen trees were installed through a generous grant from an anonymous donor given to the Extension Office. Informational signs about the trees will be installed to add an educational component along park paths. A pollinator garden will be implemented at Patriot Park in the future.