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What is the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) Program?

The Georgia MGEV Program connects UGA Extension, plant enthusiasts and communities across the state. MGEVs share UGA extension information 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 environment, personal health and quality of life.

Do I have to know a lot about plants and gardening to apply? No – some basic experience and knowledge is preferable, but we welcome enthusiastic people who want to share their love of plants with their communities through Extension programming and consumer-horticulture projects. If you have the time and commitment to learn and want to put your knowledge and skills to work through volunteer service, contact the Chatham County Extension office for guidance on the application and screening process.