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Resources

Use the links below for resources for your local MGEV program. More detailed information may be found in the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program Administrative Manual. If you are a new agent, please contact the SPO to receive additional resources and program updates.

Badge

The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Badge is the identification symbol for a well-trained volunteer. The Master Gardener Badge is intended only to be worn by an active Master Gardener Extension Volunteer or Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Trainee acting in an Extension-approved volunteer capacity. One badge is included with the purchase of the Master Gardener Handbook for training program participants only.

Badges, Replacement

MGEV Replacement badges may be ordered through the County Extension Office. Permanent badges may be ordered October 1 and April 1, annually. Cost is $7.00. Make checks payable to University of Georgia and include name, as it should be spelled on the badge, and county where the volunteer is assigned.

Brochure

New brochures bearing the "Can you dig it?" tagline are available from Office of Communications and Creative Services in Athens.

Certificates

Recognition certificates are presented to individuals who successfully complete the Master Gardener Training Program administered by UGA Cooperative Extension and fulfill a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service within the first year. Blank certificates are ordered through the State Master Gardener Program office.

Handbook

The Master Gardener Handbook, Seventh Edition is the official reference text produced by the University of Georgia and developed for Master Gardener training. The seventh edition, published in 2011, is currently available at $75 per copy (including tax and shipping). Handbooks for training programs are purchased only through the State MG Program office. For training program participants, handbook price includes badge and certificate. Single copies (no certificate or badge included) may be purchased from OCTS For Sale Publications in Athens 706.542.2657. http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/for_sale.cfm

Service Recognition

Recognition for years of servce to the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program is awarded in 5-year increments. Service recognition is provided in the form of certificates and specially designated name badge sleeves. Recognition sleeves are available in 5-year, 10-year/Lifetime, 15-year/Lifetime, 20-year/Lifetime. Certificates are available for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 30-year recognitions. All Georgia MG Extension Volunteers who have received recognition are still obligated to report 25 hours of service annually to remain in an active status. Agents can order recognition materials on October 1 and April 1, annually. There is no charge for these items at this time.

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Georgia Master Gardener Reaching Out and logo are registered trademarks of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and may not be used except as authorized by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension. Permission to use the Georgia Master Gardener Program logo is granted through the University of Georgia Division of External Affairs.

Master Gardener Day

Master Gardener Day in Georgia is traditionally held the third Saturday in March. Typical celebration activities include proclamations, plant clinics and other community education activities.

Master Gardener Listserves

A Master Gardener listserve is available to Master Gardeners and Extension Staff. This is an announcement list and only the listowners can send out messages through this list. To request an announcement posting on this list, send information to masterg@uga.edu. Please limit local group announcements to invitations for other MGs or the public to attend a special speaker or event. Please don't send announcements promoting businesses. Attachments are not permitted, so be sure that information can be pasted in the body of the e-mail or that you have included a link to a website where the attachments can be found. Indicate contact information clearly- address, phone, e-mail and include fees, dates, times, locations, etc. Please be timely with the information- don't ask us to send it too far in advance or too often- recipients will tune it out after a few times. To subscribe to receive the announcements send an e-mail message with the following command in the body to listserv@uga.edu subscribe gamgardener-L first name last name replacing the words first name and last name with your own.

Volunteer Service Guidelines

The general mission of the Master Gardener Program in Georgia is to assist Cooperative Extension in providing unbiased information through volunteer service and educational projects. The volunteer requirements should reflect the mission, goals and align with local Plan of Work activities. Qualifying Service Guidelines

Volunteer Service Recordkeeping

MGLOG is the official recordkeeping system for the UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. Final annual reports for 2014 hours will be due to the SPO by January 30, 2015.

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