UGA Cooperative Extension: Columbus Cooperative Extension

Agriculture & Natural Resources : Master Gardeners

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Mission Statement

To assist the Cooperative Extension Service by training Master Gardeners to provide unbiased and up to date horticultural information to the community through volunteer service in educational gardening projects and by using applied research and resources of the UGA.

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Community Projects

  • Columbus Botanical Garden
    • Volunteers provide a variety of support, most importantly; we provide cooperative efforts on educational programs, such as the Rain Barrel Demo project and in the future, a Rain Garden Demo.
    • Contact - Nicole Sanchez (706) 327-8400
    • Address - 3603 Weems Road, 31909
  • Columbus State University's Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Park
    • Volunteers design, install and maintain native plant and horticultural gardens and assist with related programs and special events.
    • Contact - Patricia Lassiter, Volunteer Coordinator 706-687-4090
    • Address - 3535 South Lumpkin Rd, Columbus 31903
      Across the street from the new National Infantry Museum
  • Junior Master Gardener Program
    • Volunteers support the JMG program through teaching lessons, providing refreshments, chaperoning classes and garden preparation.
    • Contact - Jennifer Davidson / Sally Clay Smith (706) 662-7766
    • Address - 2007/08 School Year, St. Luke Middle
  • Walker-Peters-Langdon Garden
    • Volunteers maintain the heirloom garden located at the WPL House. We have received several grants for maintenance and upgrades. School children visit the garden in conjunction with the home tours.
    • Contact - Mark McCollum - (706) 653-4613
    • Address - 716 Broad Street, 31901
  • Columbus Museum
    • Volunteers periodically work at the “Pool House” garden below the Olmstead Garden.
    • Address - 1251 Wynnton Road , 31906
  • Linwood Cemetery
    • Volunteers assist with maintenance of planted trees and shrubs in the cemetery.
    • Contact - Pat Walters - (706) 323-1128
    • Address - Linwood Blvd, 31901
  • WaterSmart Program
    • Volunteers educate the public in a variety of ways, including short talks, exhibits, news articles, workshops, etc. The programs are held in multiple locations and at different times.
    • Contact - Jennifer Davidson (706) 653- 4200
    • Address - anywhere
  • Keep Columbus Beautiful Garden Tour
    • Contact - Gloria Weston-Smart (706) 653-4008

Community Green Award

WLTZ NBC 38 Community Green Award
Each month WLTZ NBC 38 spotlights people and organizations that work to preserve and protect the environment of the Chattahoochee Valley.

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