Sheri Dorn

Sheri Dorn, Teaching with Demonstration Gardens, ALSO Implications for EMGV Motivation and Retention (focus group)

Sheri Dorn joined University of Georgia’s Department of Horticulture on the Griffin Campus as Extension Horticulturist for Consumer Ornamentals and Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program Coordinator in June 2012. Sheri fully appreciates Master Gardener Extension volunteers and their role as education partners with Extension, having worked with MGEVs in her position as a former state coordinator for the Virginia Master Gardener Volunteer Program (1996-1999) and as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent in Roanoke, Virginia (2008-2012). Additionally, Sheri brings to her UGA roles nearly ten years of industry experience, having co-owned a small retail nursery and landscape contracting firm (1999-2008). As a gardener, Sheri is passionate about vegetable gardening and color in the garden! She enjoys raising vegetables and small fruits with her family. She loves to plant colorful container gardens with annual and perennial combinations, and tries to visit public gardens whenever possible.

Teaching with Demonstration Gardens. Extension Master Gardeners use demonstration gardens to teach important horticultural and gardening concepts. Transform your pretty garden into an outdoor classroom. Gain new ideas and insight for maximizing the outreach achieved with your demonstration garden!

Implications for EMGV Motivation and Retention (focus group). The session is targeted at EMG program coordinators, though anyone is welcome. In focus-group style, state and local coordinators will share the practical significance of results from the 2016 Extension Master Gardener Motivations study.

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