Environmental Stewardship

MGEVs involved in projects focused on environmental stewardship are increasing awareness and knowledge of landscape and garden management for the optimum use and protection of the environment. By teaching and demonstrating proper management of all aspects of the residential landscape (soil, plants, insects, diseases, and wildlife) and proper use of equipment, pesticides, fertilizers, and other landscaping inputs, MGEVs educate citizens on how to have little negative impact on the environment while benefiting from valuable outputs.

To accomplish this educational task, MGEVs engage in projects like the installment and maintenance of native plant and pollinator demonstration gardens and nature trails. They also provide support at botanical gardens, giving tours and workshops to the public. In addition, Master Gardeners give public presentations and demonstrations and provide plant clinic and Ask-A-Master Gardener booths. Most GA MGEV projects are included in this program priority.