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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
Capitol 4-H Day 2020
Capitol 4-H Day 2020 UGA Extension has held 4-H Day at the state Capitol for more than 30 years. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/14/2020
Toews will succeed retiring West
Toews will succeed retiring West UGA Entomologist Michael Toews will take over as assistant dean of UGA Tifton campus in March. By Cristina deRevere, J. Faith Peppers | Published: 2/13/2020
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Upcoming Events
Feb 20 Storm Damaged Tree Clean-Up Training Douglasville, GA UGA Extension Douglas County is hosting this training. Unfortunately, trees are often damaged in storms.  Branches can be broken. Trees may be pushed over and entangled in other trees.  They are tossed on the ground, buildings or vehicles.  Storm-damaged trees can be extremely dangerous, and their removal should be done with great consideration and caution. Learn how to handle downed trees safely. The training includes a comprehensive approach and techniques for handling specific situations safely including hung-up and uprooted trees.  This training is OSHA approved. This training is for professional tree care workers, first responders, and volunteers in the private sector. Agenda: 2:00 p.m. - Basics of Safety 3:00 p.m. - Five Step Cutting Plan 4:00 p.m. - Five Step Cutting Plan (continued) 5:00 p.m. - Evaluation and Dismiss For more information, contact Kevin Livingston at UGA Extension Douglas County at 770.920.7224 or kliving@uga.edu.
Feb 26 Have the Best Lawn on the Block Dallas, GA Are you hoping for a beautiful lawn this spring? Now is the time to begin preparing for your best lawn yet. Come learn what you can do to prepare for a green, weed free, disease resistant lawn this spring. The program is FREE, but seating is limited, so registration is required.
Mar 6 Green-Up 2020 Macon, GA A landscaper update for Central Georgia. Receive pesticide CEU's for Cat. 23,24 and ISA credits. Knowledgeable speakers on turf, ornamentals, trees, weeds, disease and insects. Networking opportunities with UGA extension specialist and other green industry professionals.
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From Our Blog
Tree Talk Posted by sarahdh on Feb 17, 2020 We’re talkin’ trees because Arbor Day is this month – on the 21st (Check out our previous blog post for easy celebration ideas). Do you know why we celebrate Arbor Day on this particular date in Georgia? December through the end of February is the best time to plant trees...
PLANNING AHEAD: Butterfly Day Posted by sdorn on Feb 17, 2020 Did you know that March 14 is “Learn About Butterflies Day”? While the origin of this “national day” is not known, we do not need very much of an excuse to share our love of plants and deep appreciation of butterflies with our friends and neighbors. Consider your media outlets...
Georgia’s Five Initiatives for MGEV Projects Posted by sdorn on Feb 12, 2020 What comes to mind when you hear “Environmental Stewardship”? How about “Health Benefits of Gardening”? That’s right! The state initiatives for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. These are areas of emphasis for our educational projects extended to the public to teach others about plants and gardening. You can...
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