Gilmer County Master Gardener Volunteers

UGA - Gilmer County Extension



  • Hydroponics and Vertical Planting for the Home Gardener April 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540, USA Sherry Keegan
  • Southern Spring Appalachian Wildflowers April 7, 2018 at 9:00 am – 10:00 am St Anthony Catholic Churchn967 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States Steven Banakas Lecture - Contact Fannin County Ext (706) 632-3061
  • UGA Extension | Cooking for a Lifetime April 7, 2018 at 9:30 pm – 12:00 am Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540, USA There is no fee for this class. Please pre-register by calling the Gilmer County UGA Extension office (706)635-4426
  • Monthly Meeting April 17, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am Carters Lake Visitor Center, Carters Dam Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705, USA
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Agricultural Awareness Week

Eddie Ayers, Gilmer Extension Agent,  highlights how Gilmer county contributes to agriculture in Georgia.   Eddie Ayers Article – Agriculture Awareness Week


Earth Day – April 21, 2018

Earth Day 2018

UGA Extension Cooking Class Apr 7, 9:30-11:30 am

Cooking class ugaext



Georgia Garden Week April 15-21

Governor Deal has signed a Proclamation establishing the third week in April as Garden Week in Georgia.

On Saturday, April 21, visit the Master Gardener Table at the Earth Day Festival on Broad Street.


March 1 – Planting for Pollinators

March 1  6:00 pm – Gilmer County Library

Not Just Bees!
Pollinators come in all shapes, sizes and species.  Many Georgia native pollinators are wasps and flies.  By planting native plants, and having a succession of boom times, your garden can help many different pollinators. By attracting pollinators to your garden, you attract “good bugs” that are predators of “bad” bugs.  Come learn more.

not just bees

Beeswax Program

Today’s Beeswax program at the Gilmer County Library was a huge success. Mary Lou Blohm provided a wonderful program about the bees. She discussed the behavior and responsibility of each bee in the colony: queen, male drones and female workers.
We would like to thank all of the attendees. You all created such wonderful pieces!


Successful 3rd Annual Pumpkin Make and Take Program!

Today we enjoyed a full class for our 3rd annual pumpkin make and take program. Master Gardener Extension Volunteers discussed succulents and attendees were given a home work assignment for succulent propagation.  Everyone was sent home with a small pot and succulent pieces to grown their very own plant.  Pumpkins were decorated with succulents and natural flora including pine cones, dried flowers and seed pods.

Congratulations to the 2017 Master Gardner Extension Volunteers

Congratulations to the 2017 UGA Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Class. Today, all students successfully passed the ten week course! We are thrilled to have them join this rewarding program. The new volunteers are from Gilmer, Fannin and Pickens counties.


“Beautiful Beeswax Globes”

November 18, 2017  10:00 – 12:00 PM – Gilmer County Library

Master Gardener Extension Volunteer  & Gilmer County Beekeeper, Mary Lou Blohm, is preparing a wonderful educational and hands on workshop with Beeswax.

The educational portion of the program will be about, “Beeswax, the foundation of the hive”,  and will contain the history and uses of beeswax.  As always, we will have honey tasting and a drawing for bottles of honey.

Each person will decorate and go home with a wax globe. The globes can be decorated for a fall or holiday theme.

Registration fee: $20  Register Now!!

Beeswax Registration Form


Pumpkin Arrangements

October 14, 2017  10:00 – 12:00 PM – Gilmer County Library

Back by popular demand!  This is no ordinary centerpiece!!

Top a pumpkin with sphagnum moss and an assortment of succulents for a striking, long lasting display. We will create living displays with the use of a variety of succulents and add more definition with seed pods all planted on pumpkins.



In this two hour session, each person will create and go home with a unique pumpkin arrangement. We will also discuss care and propagation of succulents.

Registration fee: $20  Register Now!! This workshop is filling up quickly.