• GA MGEV Exhibit Booth
    GA MGEV Exhibit Booth
  • Master Gardener Hands with Soil and Plant
    Master Gardener Hands with Soil and Plant
  • Group Photo of Clarke County Master Gardeners
    Group Photo of Clarke County Master Gardeners
  • Houston County Master Gardeners Installing Stepping Stones
    Houston County Master Gardeners Installing Stepping Stones
  • Floyd County Master Gardener Hypertufa Workshop
    Floyd County Master Gardener Hypertufa Workshop

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
Beyond Hemp
Beyond Hemp UGA horticulture experts offer advice on growing medicinal herbs in landscapes and gardens. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/20/2020
Rural Stress
Rural Stress Weather and finances top farmers’ sources of stress By Maria M. Lameiras, Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/19/2020
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Upcoming Events
Mar 3 Soil Testing for Urban Gardeners Fayetteville, GA Come learn the importance of soil testing and making proper amendments to ensure your plants grow to their full potential. Jay Lessl, Program Coordinator for the Agricultural and Environmental Services Lab, will provide an update on the types of soil tests available for urban gardeners, protocols, and how to properly read your soil reports. A healthy soil is the first step in ensuring healthy plants. FREE.
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.
Mar 12 Storm Damaged Tree Clean-Up Training McRae, GA UGA Extension Telfair 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: 9:00 a.m. - Basics of Safety 10:00 a.m. - Five Step Cutting Plan 11:00 a.m.. - Five Step Cutting Plan (continued) 12:30 p.m. - Lunch 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Outdoor demonstration of tree clean-up For more information, contact Colby Royal at 229-868-6489 or dcroyal@uga.edu.
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From Our Blog
Value of Landscapes In Action Posted by sdorn on Feb 25, 2020 Our state initiative, Value of Landscapes, utilizes horticulture and landscaping to enhance community development and economic growth. We don’t claim to be economic development authorities, but we do know that gardens and landscaping can have profound economic impacts, such as: higher property values faster home sales reduced crime increased sales...
PLANNING AHEAD: Newspaper Columns Posted by sdorn on Feb 21, 2020 MGEVs can make great contributions to an agent’s media plan within a county. Traditionally, this has been through a regular newspaper column. Even though printed newspaper circulation has been in decline for several years, it is still estimated to reach 28 million people on a weekday basis and 30 million...
Environmental Stewardship in Action Posted by sdorn on Feb 19, 2020 Our state initiative, Environmental Stewardship, is all about teaching people to protect and enhance the environment through use of sustainable landscape management practices. Most MGEV efforts are in this area, as we shared last week. Some samples of projects that fall under this initiative are included in this table from...
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