Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers

UGA - Gilmer County Extension



  • Monthly Master Gardener Meeting February 16, 2021 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540, USA
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2020 Christmas Tree at the Library!

Master Gardeners hard at work on the entry into this year’s Festival of Trees at the Gilmer County Library. Thank you Debbie Rupp, Wendy Widmann, Beverly Costa Martarella and all. It’s a beautiful tree!

2020 Butterflies at the DIG

These are just a few of the beautiful butterflies that were spotted at the DIG this fall!


2020 Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market Fall Finale – open from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. this Saturday, October 3rd

Great selection of items handmade by local crafters.  Get stocking stuffers, Xmas gifts, or treat yourself!

2/19 – WEDNESDAY – Establishing a Pollinator Garden (RESCHEDULED FROM 2/6)

Gilmer County Library, 2/19/20, 6PM
Life-long Ellijay resident Karen Hyde will be sharing her knowledge about plants for pollinators that do well in our area.
We’ll have light refreshments and LOTS of seed packets to take home.

Pollinator Program Cancelled

The Wildflowers for Pollinators event at the Gilmer County Library tonight 2/6/20, has been CANCELLED due to hazardous road conditions and flooding. Be safe out there.

Establishing A Pollinator Garden

Feb. 6, 2020 – Here are some links that you may find valuable related to the Library Program being provided this evening!


Native plants of Georgia: Bulletin 987- 3

Monarch Watch

Georgia Native Plant Initiative (includes local resources for seeds and plants)

Tray Gardening

Tray Gardening Make & Take

Last Saturday we had a very successful Make and Take program.  The program was led by Julie Keller and Cindy Tesar.  Our educational component was “Health Benefits of Plants and Gardening”.  Now that the outdoor gardens have been put to rest, we created Tray Gardens.

Christmas Market 2019

The Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will host the 2nd Annual Christmas Market.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Hours: 10:00am – 2:00pm

If you have any questions, please email us at,

or call/text Margaret at 706-273-9163.




Meet Our New Extension Agent, Ashley Hoppers

Check your milkweed plants!

Monarch butterflies are 100% dependant upon milkweed to support their young. They feed and breed in Georgia on the northbound migration as well as the return trip to Mexico in the fall.  You can find the caterpillars on the underside of the milkweed leaves. Look closely as some may still be very small and hard to see.

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