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Chattooga County Graduates New Master Gardener Extension Volunteers for 2018


Recent graduates from left to right are Roger Greeson, Mary Parker, Rocio Kalnay, Joy Phelan, Alisha Martin (Walker County) Denise Budde (Walker County)

Six individuals began their intensive training with the University of Georgia’s Chattooga County Extension in February to become Master Gardener Extension Volunteers.

The course included a mid-term and final exam to prepare the graduates to extend research-based information about horticulture to the public from the University of Georgia. Through this program, Cooperative Extension is able to reach out and serve more citizens with educational programming and demonstrations. Currently, Chattooga County has ten active Master Gardeners including the recent graduates. In 2017, Chattooga County’s Master Gardeners spent 91% of their service hours in our local schools. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, or any of the programs that are offered, call the Chattooga County Extension Office at 706-857-0744 or visit our website at