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. 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 Karin.Hicks@uga.edu if you have further questions regarding the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program.
To assist UGA Extension Hall County 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 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 Extension is able to reach out and serve more citizens with educational programming and demonstrations.
There are over 152 active Master Gardener Extension Volunteers in Hall County. Our Master Gardeners enjoy partnering with many organizations, serving the county by providing more than 12,000 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/
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