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Upcoming Events & Ongoing Activities

2014 Spring Plant Sale

 

2014 Vendor Contract

Click here for a downloadable 2014 vendor's contract.

Poster 2014

 


Recent Happenings

  • MGCG Select 2013 Scholarship Recipients
  • The Master Gardeners of Central Georgia are proud to announce scholarship recipients for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. Selected to receive the Continuing Education scholarship for a rising college junior or senior is Jean Mullaney. Jean is finishing her studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she is majoring in Environmental Engineering. Receiving the scholarship presented to a graduating high school senior is Brandon Cauley. Brandon, the 2013 Valedictorian at Veterans High School, is a rising freshman at the University of Georgia. Pictured (left to right) are MGCG President Lynn Harden, Jean, Brandon, and Andy Rodriguez, MGCG Scholarship Committee Chairman.

  • 2012 Master Gardener of the Year Announced
  • Master Gardener Ted Emig is the organization's Master Gardener of the Year for 2012. The retired Army officer was selected because of his dedication to teaching young people to have a love of gardening. Ted has worked with the Junior Master Gardening program at Sonny Carter Elementary School in Bibb County for several years. Ted forms tight bonds with his students and loves nothing more than being down on the ground with them, digging in the dirt. Ted works tirelessly to make the program successful. He also serves as the editor of the "Weeder’s Digest." He's done a fine job of keeping the editions informative and newsy. He's also recruited members to provide columns for the monthly publications, and keeps all of us on our toes by reminding us that if we don’t share information, we limit the learning opportunities for our fellow members.



  • The Native Plant Garden Continues to Thrive
  • Beginning in June 2010 several intrepid Master Gardeners have worked long and hard to ensure the success of the Native Plant Garden on the grounds of Macon's Museum of Arts and Sciences. Not only did the volunteers move the garden from its previous location to the museum's grounds, but they've also planted new species, eradicated invasive plants, established pathways, identified plants on-site, and developed a plant list. Click here to download the plant list.

    Moving the NPG to the museum's grounds involved many steps taken over many months and required a lot of hard work by dedicated Master Gardener volunteers. All that hard work is paying off. For photos of the Native Plant Garden, click here.

    To explore the new Native Plant Garden, head on over to the museum located at 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA.





    photo08Great Gardening Links

    There are hundreds of gardening-related websites on the internet! Check out the following sites that we recommend for fact-based, unbiased information or something good to know.

    bullet Want to know more about organic gardening? Click here for a downloadable list of related websites.

    bullet Want to learn more about Master Gardeners, then head here: www.caes.uga.edu/departments/hort/extension/mastergardener

    bullet If you're interested in the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension, then visit this site:
    www.caes.uga.edu

    bullet To get more information about Urban Agriculture, look here:
    apps.caes.uga.edu/urbanag

    bullet Having problems with your turfgrass, then this is the place for you:
    commodities.caes.uga.edu/turfgrass/georgiaturf/index

    bullet How can we enjoy the bounty of our gardens throughout the year? Preserve it! Visit the website of UGA's National Center for Home Food Preservation: www.uga.edu/nchfp

    bullet Wondering about Georgia Weather or drought conditions? This is the place for the latest:
    www.georgiaweather.net

    bullet To get kids interested in gardening, try these:
    www.kidsgardening.com  -or- www.jmgkids.us

    bullet If you're a Georgia Master Gardener, then you may be interested in the Georgia Master Gardener Association: georgiamastergardeners.org/

    Maybe you know of a great gardening website. If so, pass it along to us, and we'll list it here.


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