Friday, September 7, 2012

Leaves on the Vine

Thank you to all of you who were a part of last week's "Meet and Greet" at the State Botanical Garden in Athens! It was such fun to meet each of you, to hear what's on your mind, to learn about your projects, and to spend some great time together. I am so glad to put faces and names (email addresses) together.

Each of us plays a part in the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. Some of us are like plant leaves -- we are creating the energy for the organization. Others of us are essential for taking up nutrients and making sure we are adequately "fed". Some of us provide the structure that keeps the leaves and the roots working. Don't forget those who might be like mulch, keeping the roots cool or reducing the advancement of weeds.

Whatever our role, however visible, each of us is essential to the success of the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program! I hope you will take time to consider what each and every volunteer, staff, and agent brings to our program. I bet you can think of clever ways to show how much you appreciate each other!


  1. There are over ten vines/climbers in our collection, just in case you are interested;

  2. and then there's the "buds"!!