UGA Extension Office

Hall County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers


Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training

Grow with us! Combine your passion of gardening and education to make a difference in your community. With your certificate, you can: Provide horticultural and environmental education, give presentations and demonstrations, and lead projects and activities. Classes are January-March. The application period for the 2020 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program has closed. Applications for the 2021 class will be available in the Fall of 2020. Please contact Hall County Extension office at 770-535-8293 or email  if you have further questions regarding the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program.

Mission Statement

To assist Cooperative Extension in providing unbiased horticultural information through volunteer community service and educational gardening projects using applied research and the resources of the University of Georgia.

Program Summary

The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) program is a volunteer training program designed to help University of Georgia Cooperative Extension staff transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners to be volunteer educators. Through active MGEV programs UGA Cooperative Extension is able to reach out and serve more citizens with educational programming and demonstrations. 

There are over 140 active Master Gardener Extension Volunteers in Hall County. Our Master Gardeners enjoy partnering with many organizations, serving the county by providing more than 15,000 horticultural expert volunteer hours annually.

One focus of our Hall County Extension Master Gardeners is to educate the public about the importance and role of native plants in the landscape. Master Gardeners partner with the Redbud Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society to educate its members and the public about native plants, conservation and sustainability.

Another focus is community and school gardens.  Master Gardener Extension Volunteers support 16 community and school gardens. They lead preschool, elementary, homeschool, university programs, in addition to providing instrumental leadership and expertise to public and community gardens. One of our exciting new partnerships is Jubilee Community Farm, an inclusive edible garden for all, where residents learn and work the soil together. Gardens on Green established a preschool Literacy Garden that in its first 6 months hosted over 1,000 children.

MGEV Volunteer Links



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The Spring Garden Expo is POSTPONED.  Stay tuned for updates.

Spring Garden Expo
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