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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
Starting a Garden
Starting a Garden For newbies and experienced gardeners alike, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Laura Ney walks through the fundamental steps for establishing a home garden. By Emily Cabrera | Published: 5/22/2024
2024 Cicada Emergence
2024 Cicada Emergence The Great Southern Brood is the largest periodical cicada brood in North America, covering at least a dozen states in the Southeast. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/15/2024

Upcoming Events

May 28 Ornamental Plant ID Fayetteville, GA Join us for a class on identifying common ornamental plants in our landscapes. Feel free to bring in your own branches, branches with leaves and/or ornamentals to share or identify.
May 30 Steps For A Healthy Lawn Join Clayton County ANR Agent Sergio Sosa to learn how establish and maintain a healthy lawn. He will cover the basics of soil health, site preparation, choosing turf type, fertilization and upkeep. This is a free, virtual class. Register to receive zoom link via link or QR code.
Jun 1 Family Garden Party Dallas, GA This summer, as the Georgia Master Gardener Program celebrates its 45th Anniversary, we will host our first-ever, Family Garden Party. This will be a FREE event for families to come out and spend some time with us in the garden. We will have activities and games for kids, giveaways along with some of our favorite community collaborators. Join us Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 10am-12pm.

From Our Blog

Our Gardens are Open! Where Should You Start? Posted by sarahdh on May 28, 2024
MGEVs are very actively involved all over the state in demonstration gardens. These gardens offer a great way for people to learn about plants and gardening through observation of MGEVs at work, tours, and workshops. UGA Extension Fulton County ANR agent, Gabrielle LaTora, describes these gardens as, ” real-life spaces to teach horticulture and gardening […]
Thank You for your Influence, near and far Posted by sarahdh on Apr 27, 2024
As we wind down our week of celebrating and appreciating MGEVs, we say a special thank-you to our volunteers who help us share timely information on horticultural topics with communities all over Georgia. Whether they prepare newsletters for eager readers or contribute to radio programs, podcasts, and even television programs, or make sure that an […]
Volunteer Aprons Available Posted by sarahdh on Apr 26, 2024
Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce that we have a very LIMITED inventory of gardening aprons available for purchase. These full length, black aprons with pockets feature full color program logo embroidery. Complete the online ordering form and your apron(s) will ship UPS Ground within 5 business days of your order. Here […]