Master Gardeners of Central Georgia
In the heart of Georgia, there are more than 180 Master Gardeners serving the people of Middle Georgia. As members of the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia (MGCG), we train and work together to serve our communities in many ways.
We promote horticulture and environmental awareness education through a wide variety of sponsored activities and educational grants. We take pride in our educational programs. Besides lectures and talks with various groups, our volunteers work with elementary schools teaching Junior Master Gardening. We have instituted a program for teachers called School Master Gardener Training, and a Master Gardener appears on local television once a month to talk about gardening.
The MGCG Native Plant Garden at the Macon Museum of Arts & Science is a demonstration garden and an educational venue for plant familiarity. The Arbor Day Plant a Tree Program promotes the value of trees while providing low or no cost trees and instructions on care. Habitat for Humanity is a community improvement service focus for many of us. We give people a hand up through the initial design and planning, installation of new home landscape, and maintenance training.
We are involved in many community projects such as the Centerville Children’s Garden and Nature Walk, Macon’s River Walk Tree Trail, Warner Robins Senior Center Beautification, and the Orchard Way Community Garden. We are working with the Perry Chamber of Commerce to populate the city with dogwood trees for their annual Dogwood Festival.
Our educational projects are staffed and funded by the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia organization. We have one very large annual fund raising activity, The Spring Home & Garden Show, held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. We invite you to join us in 2013 on April 6-7. We also conduct Spring and Fall Plant Sales featuring Master Gardener grown trees and plants.
Visit our website to see our full event schedule and all that we do.
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