Greetings from the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia (MGCG)! Our group is involved in many activities within the middle-Georgia area. We host an annual Spring Home and Garden Show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry. We also conduct our popular, twice-yearly plant sales in the spring and fall in Macon. During the Georgia National Fair in Perry, you'll find us leading workshops and demonstrations.
More important are our many volunteer efforts within the region. We lead Junior Master Gardener programs in Houston and Bibb Counties. We maintain the Georgia Native Plant Garden at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon. We work hand-in-hand with Habitat for Humanity. Our members also conduct site visits within our seven county area to help homeowners diagnose landscape and garden problems. Basically, we extend the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension!
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoy your visit to our site. Be sure to check out our Photo Album and our Calendar of future events, classes and meetings.
MGCG Now Accepting Applications for 2013-14 Scholarship Program
We are now accepting applications for our academic scholarship program. Our program has expanded this year to three scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to deserving individuals who have maintained an outstanding academic record.
One will go to a graduating high school senior based primarily on scholastic achievement: grade point average, Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate/Honors courses completed; and scholastic competitions, activities and awards won). Interested high school seniors should click here to download an application.
Our second scholarship will be awarded to a rising college junior or senior who has maintained an outstanding scholastic record while pursuing higher education, as well as participation in school and community activities. He or she must have a declared major in one of the following disciplines: Agriculture, Biology, Botany, Entomology, Environment, Horticulture, Landscaping, or related fields. Interested applicants should click here to download an application.
Our third scholarship is new this year. This award recognizes a graduating female high school senior that
possesses an outstanding academic record and is interested in pursuing a career in horticulture, botany, plant science, landscape architecture, or related environmental science. This award is granted based on scholastic achievement as well as financial need. This scholarship honors the memory of a departed member of the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia and is established with the assistance of her surviving family. Young ladies interested in the Sylvie Utick Memorial Scholarship should click here to download an application.
Applicants must be residents of the state of Georgia from one of the following counties: Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs. Additionally, applicants must have applied to, or been accepted at, or currently attend an accredited institution of higher learning (university, college, technical college, etc) on a full-time basis located within the state of Georgia.
Finally, all applications must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2013. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection no later than July 2013. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Place “Scholarship” in the subject line.
MGCG Grant Program
We also award funds for community based educational projects through our MGCG Grant Program. These projects must have an educational component to qualify. To see our grant program criteria,
click here. Grant proposals are accepted twice a year, February 1 and July 1. Click here to access our application form. Please fill the form out completely and return it via email to email@example.com and include "Attention Grant Committee" in the subject line.
The purpose of the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia is to support the Georgia Master Gardener Program and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in promoting good horticultural practices by:
- increasing the Master Gardener’s and community’s knowledge of gardening and related activities;
- enhancing and supplementing the horticultural efforts of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Master Gardener Program; and,
- providing opportunities for Master Gardeners to meet and associate with others who have similar horticultural interests.
What exactly are Master Gardeners?
To answer that question, click here.
Our members come from throughout the middle-Georgia region: Macon to Montezuma, Butler to Warner Robins, and everywhere in between! We come from all walks of life, too. We’re teachers and farmers, doctors and scientists, computer technicians and auto mechanics, homemakers and retired military. As a matter of fact, if you looked around, you'd see that we're your next door neighbors!
Meetings are held at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of every month and are open to all area Master Gardeners. The location of our meetings may change from month-to-month.
For the next month's location, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the newly approved Bylaws by clicking here.
Our Conflict of Interest Policy letter is accessible by clicking