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UGA Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county Extension offices. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!

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The Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) Program connects UGA Extension, plant enthusiasts, and communities across the state. MGEVs share UGA Extension consumer horticulture programming about selection and care of plants for ornamental value, recreation, and home food production. Master Gardeners teach community members how to use plants and gardening to improve their environment, personal health, and quality of life.

 

On August 23rd and 24th, 2019, Georgians of all ages from all over the state will join efforts to document our pollinators. Won't you join us?

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

 

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Extension News
Toxic Algae link Summer heat and dry weather set the stage for harmful algae in state's ponds. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/15/2019
Watermelon Contest link Walton County 4-H'er takes top prize with 135-pound watermelon. By Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/15/2019
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Upcoming Events
Aug 20 Pollinator Identification Fayetteville, GA Come learn how to properly identify pollinators in your gardens. This class is geared to prepare you for the great pollinator census on Friday August 23rd. At this program you will learn the difference between the different pollinators you may see and how to record your observation. FREE
Aug 23 The Great Pollinator Census Fayetteville, GA If you would like to participate in the pollinator census, but don’t have a garden, come help us count pollinators in our Education Garden. The Great Georgia Pollinator Census takes place August 23-24th, but we will be in our Education Garden on Friday, August 23rd making counts. FREE
Aug 23 The Great Pollinator Census Fayetteville, GA If you would like to participate in the pollinator census, but don’t have a garden, come help us count pollinators in our Education Garden. The Great Georgia Pollinator Census takes place August 23-24th, but we will be in our Education Garden on Friday, August 23rd making counts. FREE
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From Our Blog
Will your agent be chosen? Posted by sdorn on Aug 15, 2019 For the first time ever, an award is being offered to agents who extend consumer horticulture programming through MGEV programs. Sponsored by GMGA, this award seeks to recognize and reward excellence in programming and volunteer management. Applications became available to agents on August 1, 2019, through GACAA, the statewide professional...
Do you grow Ratibida columnifera? Posted by sdorn on Aug 14, 2019 I recently received a request from Dr. Matthew Chappell, UGA’s Associate Professor and Statewide Extension Specialist (Nursery Crops). He explained that Texas A&M has frequently partnered with UGA on native plant projects. They currently have a student project for which they need our help.                 The PhD student Kaitlin Hopkins along with...
Interested in maximizing your demonstration garden? Posted by sdorn on Aug 13, 2019 In September, we kick off an Advanced Training, Teaching with Demonstration Gardens, aimed at taking advantage of your beautiful demonstration gardens. I have offered this training before, but this time, we’ll cover the material in a distance format over a series of weeks. In addition to the webinar time together,...
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