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Growing communities and a better Georgia from the ground up.

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.

 

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Extension News
Covington 4-H'er Honored
Covington 4-H'er Honored Lavendar Harris creates programs to share STEM with younger 4-H'ers. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 1/17/2020
Tomato Ancestry
Tomato Ancestry Today's tomatoes are the result of two seperate domestication events. By Cristina deRevere, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/8/2020
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Upcoming Events
Jan 22 Seed Starting with Paulding County Master Gardeners Dallas, GA Master Gardener, John Shipley, will share tips for successful seed starting, John has tended the Master Gardener Vegetable Garden that has donated more than 15,000 pounds of produce over the years to our local food bank, Helping Hands. Learning how to start your plants from seeds and grow your vegetable garden more economically is a great way to increase your intake of healthy foods on a budget. The Event is free but registration is required.
Jan 27 Landscape Irrigation Workshop Athens, GA Learn how Georgia’s emerging seasonal rainfall patterns impact landscapes and about water management methods that promote soil and water conservation. Plants need water, but knowing where, when and how much to water is crucial to maintaining healthy landscapes. We will review common plant health issues caused by misplaced or poorly timed irrigation and will discuss how these issues can be avoided. This presentation is intended to guide landscape professionals and property owners in efficient practices of irrigation, describe water regulations, and introduce simple irrigation system components, including a functioning display model. *Pesticide Applicator Licensees Re-certification Credits available - Cat 24 (4 hrs) & Cat 10 (3 hrs) Georgia Certified Landscape Professional continuing education units - 4 credits
Feb 6 Stephens County Extension Pruning Workshop Toccoa Falls, GA Stephens county extension will be holding a pruning workshop on February 6th from 10:00 to 12:15 at Toccoa Falls College Gate Cottage. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with the insight you need to prune the plants in your landscape in in a timely and effective manner. Dr. Bob Westerfield from the University of Georgia will be our guest speaker and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as a horticulture specialist. Topics of the Workshop Include: Pruning ornamental trees, shrubs, perennial flowers and pruning fruit bearing trees, bushes, and vines. Hands on demonstration of pruning techniques will also be provided during the workshop. This meeting will be very informative and help you understand when and how to prune the plants around your home.
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From Our Blog
Planning Ahead: Floral Design Day Posted by sdorn on Jan 17, 2020 Not only does Valentine’s Day fall in February, but so does National Floral Design Day! On February 28, we celebrate floral design all over the country. There is a rich history of social and emotional symbolism wrapped up in the flowers that we share and enjoy with each other. For...
2020 MGEV Thoughtful Thursday Posted by sarahdh on Jan 16, 2020 Happy Thursday! Did you see our previous blog post about Arbor Day? Continuing with a tree theme, we will kick off our 2020 Thoughtful Thursday webinar series with Jason Gordon from UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. Jason joined UGA as Forestry Extension faculty in summer 2019. On...
Planning Ahead: Arbor Day Celebrations Posted by sdorn on Jan 15, 2020 Arbor Day is celebrated in Georgia on February 21, 2020. It’s a great time to talk to people in our communities about the importance of trees, how we should care for them, and perhaps even plant a few! Events and activities that would be great at showcasing tree planting include:...
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