Hall County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers
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.
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.
Check out our website: https://www.hallmastergardeners.com/
Upcoming Master Gardner Events:
- August 12 Native Bees: Supporting In Home Gardens, Murrayville Library Series
- August 17 Fall Into Gardening class
- August 23-24 Georgia Pollinator Census
- September 16 The Life of Monarch Butterflies, Murrayville Library Series
- September 21 Fall Into Gardening follow-up class
- September 24 Ag Day @ Centennial Arts Academy
- September 27-28 Fall Garden Expo
- October 19 Georgia Master Gardener Conference
- October 26 Hall County Master Gardener Symposium
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