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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.

Extension News
USDA Cucurbit Grant
USDA Cucurbit Grant The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that a CAES-led effort is among 21 research and Extension projects included in a $70.2 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative. By Jordan Powers | Published: 12/7/2023
Composting Tips
Composting Tips Whether at home or through your local community resources, composting offers many ecological benefits. By Laura Ney | Published: 12/5/2023
Upcoming Events
Dec 19 Virtual Series: Controlling Pests Organically If you have made the decision to go organic in your garden, you will not want to miss this webinar. Organic and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) go hand in hand, however just because the pesticide is on the organic list, doesn't make it safe for all living things. Learn about both the pros and cons and how to choose wisely. Gain insight on why pests target your plants and how IPM is a must for an organic grower. In addition, learn what makes a pesticide organic, the benefits to that and some of the drawbacks in treatment. You will also learn about some of the more common garden pests and how to treat for them organically.
Jan 18 Start Your Own Seeds Like a Champ Starting your own seeds indoors has many benefits, the least of which is saving money! If you’ve had your eye on an unusual squash or carrot variety not available at your garden center, starting seeds opens the door to a whole new world of different transplants, some with improved germination rates and earlier harvests. Lisa Klein walks you through the process and offers Q&A afterwards for more assistance.
Jan 25 Gardening Lunch and Learn Series- Preparing Your Garden for Spring Hartwell, GA Join Hart County Extension for the first session of our Gardening Lunch and Learn Series. During this session, we will be focusing on how to prepare the garden for Spring. Feel free to bring a lunch to the event!
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From Our Blog
Gifts from Your Garden: Rest Posted by sarahdh on Dec 8, 2023 When you come to the garden, even if just to sit a spell, you find rest. Your mind wanders, considering all the potential, all the lovelies.
Gifts from Your Garden: Fragrance Posted by sarahdh on Dec 7, 2023 My flowers are sweet-smelling and I open them for you to enjoy!
Gifts from Your Garden: Exercise Posted by sarahdh on Dec 6, 2023 I give you a workout in caring for me! Be sure to stretch before strenuous activities and lift carefully! Modify your tools so that they are more comfortable for you.
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