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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
Mosquito Season Prep
Mosquito Season Prep With January rain totals well above normal across the Southeast, it is a good time to take inventory of where standing water is holding and what can be done to eliminate it. By Elmer Gray | Published: 2/1/2023
IIPA Seed Grants
IIPA Seed Grants The University of Georgia’s Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture has awarded eight seed grants to fund initial research for projects at the convergence of agriculture, engineering, computing and related areas of study. By David Mitchell | Published: 1/27/2023
Upcoming Events
Feb 11 Arbor Day Celebration Buchanan, GA Join us for an Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, February, 11th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Callaway Livestock Pavilion in Buchanan, GA. Presentation by Georgia Forestry Commission at 11:00am on planting trees, fun activities for the whole family, booths and vendors, and food trucks. Dogwood and Persimmon seedlings available for preorder and pick up on the day of. (See attached flyer)
Feb 14 Gilmer County Arbor Day Tree Planting Ellijay, GA Join us as our community comes together to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day at River Park! The program will begin at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 14th at the far end of River Park (the side closest to Veteran's Park). We will hold the tree planting ceremony next to the newly installed Daffodil Memorial Garden. Dress for the weather! Georgia Arbor Day is in February because it is the ideal time to plant trees in our state. We will hold the ceremony rain or shine, so dress for the weather!
Feb 16 Fannin County Arbor Day Tree Planting Blue Ridge, GA Join us as our community comes together to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day! The program will begin at 3:30 PM on Thursday, Feb. 16th at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center located in the historic Fannin County Courthouse. We will hold the tree planting ceremony on the front lawn of the Art Center. Dress for the weather! Georgia Arbor Day is in February because it is the ideal time to plant trees in our state. We will hold the ceremony rain or shine, so dress for the weather!
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From Our Blog
First-week Fun Posted by sarahdh on Feb 6, 2023 Do you remember your first MGEV training class? For some of you, that was a while ago, and for others, it may have been just last week! Do you remember what made you want to be a Master Gardener? I was in Blairsville last week as Towns and Union Counties...
First Advanced Training of 2023! Posted by sarahdh on Feb 6, 2023 Georgia Master Gardeners, help protect your community from wildfire with a new training on fire-resistant landscaping. This six-week (March 18 – April 29, 2023), user-friendly online course includes videos and activities for completion for Advanced Training credit. Every year, hundreds to thousands of wildfires occur in the southeastern U.S. Fortunately,...
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Posted by sarahdh on Jan 27, 2023           Oh, The Places You’ll Go!         The highlight for any avid gardener this year is going to be attending the 2023 International Gardener Conference in Overland Park, KS on June 18-23, 2023. Nothing else compares to the caliber of presenters and experiences...
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