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Henry County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
The Master Gardener Program in Georgia is a volunteer training program designed to help Extension agents transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners. Master Gardeners currently are active in many Georgia counties. Through this program, volunteers benefit from the classes and ongoing training and the opportunity to share knowledge with others; the agents and community benefit from the service.
The Master Gardener Program in Henry County has over 50 Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns assisting the Henry County Extension Office. Volunteers are committed to gardening and community improvements programs, plant clinics and horticulture projects. This program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Certification involves 24 classes, which begin in January of each year. Classes will be held in one of the following counties or could rotate in all of the 6 South Metro Master Gardener Program counties.(Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, and Spalding Counties).
Course dates: January - March (each year)
Applications: Accepted between September 1- October 31 of each year.
The Master Gardener Program is designed to develop highly skilled volunteers that agree
to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours of service in exchange for 40 hours of horticultural
training by Cooperative Extension professionals. Typical volunteer activities include:
- Gardening Demonstrations
- Plant Clinics
- Phone and Site Consultations
- Newsletter Production
- Youth Gardening
- Community Gardening
- Information Booths at Fairs & Festivals
- Research & writing Projects
- Teach Adult Classes
- Newspaper or Magazine Articles
- Community Garden
2012 Club Officers:
President: Kay kersey
1st Vice President: Jim Parks
2nd Vice President: Steve Mellot
Treasurer: Mary Osterholt
Garden Tours & Events
Garden Tour: Information and plant lists are posted from the 2010 and 2012 tours.
- Georgia Master Gardener
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Individual Summary Form
- Logbook Sheet
- Community Gardens of Henry County
- Introduction to Plant Pathogens
- Diseases of Vegetables, Turf and Ornamental plants
- Diseases on Vegetables and Ornamentals by: Alfredo Martinez
- Weed Control in the Landscape by Dr. Mark Czarnota
2013 Master Gardeners: Life Time Award Recipient
The Henry County Commissioners recognized Master Gardener Glenda Garris for ten years of Master Gardener service.
For more information about the Master Gardener program in your area, contact the Henry County Cooperative Extension office at (770) 288-8421.