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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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Addressing Food Waste
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Upcoming Events

Jun 15 Open Garden Days: ACC Demonstration Garden: Where Knowledge and Inspriation Grow Bogart, GA Join UGA Extension Master Gardeners in Athens-Clarke County for Open Garden Days at the ACC Demonstration Garden. Visit our garden to learn about vegetable and ornamental gardening. Events are free and open to the public. Visitors who complete our garden tour survey are entered to win one of several prize baskets! Please see our listing in the linked comprehensive Garden Guide for specific site details. The ACC Demonstration Garden is a creative, relaxing space, where the public can experience seasonal ornamental plants as well as a thriving vegetable garden. Many of the flowers and plants are neatly labeled. The Master Gardeners who curate this space have provided examples of inspiration for any kind of gardener. From up-cycled trellises and birdhouses to a native pollinator palace and towering corn or okra, there are ideas and new experiences for everyone.
Jun 19 MGEV Open Garden Days - Fayette County Education Garden Fayetteville, GA 2024 marks the 45th birthday of the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program! In celebration of this milestone, the Fayette County Extension, along with other participating counties, has volunteered to open our demonstration gardens to the public for Open Garden Days! On this day, our Education Garden will be open to the public from 9am - 12pm.
Jun 21 Garden Fun Day! (June 21st) Fayetteville, GA Come join us as we explore the education garden and create fun crafts with two different themes. Must bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and snack. All activities will be outside (weather permitting). Please dress your child for outside and craft (paint/glue) activities. During this Garden Fun Day, you will explore all about wildlife. Activities include designing a bird house, making bird feeders, learning about native bees and honeybees, going on an insect scavenger hunt, and other nature crafts.

From Our Blog

The next stop on your garden adventure is… Posted by sarahdh on Jun 10, 2024
We know you know – it’s the GA MGEV Program’s 45th birthday and we have been celebrating with garden parties! And, the party continues all month long! Join us in Athens, Chatham, Carroll or Glynn County for this week’s garden events! Check our garden guide for a complete schedule. On Tuesdays, demonstration gardens in Carroll […]
Passports and Prizes! Posted by sarahdh on Jun 5, 2024
As you visit gardens during Open Garden Days, remember your passports! Print your own copy from the last page of the garden guide. Each garden has a unique stamp. Be sure to get your passport stamped at every garden you visit! In addition, each time you visit a garden, complete the evaluation survey to be […]
Garden celebrations continue! Posted by sarahdh on Jun 3, 2024
It’s our 45th birthday, and we are feeling young, energized, and excited to celebrate in the garden! And, the Georgia Master Gardener program has accomplished SO much through connecting people and plants in its years of thriving within Georgia communities. We also look forward to continuing to grow as projects, lessons, and workshops are planned […]