Message from Jacob Williams Towns/Union Extension Agent

4/13/2020 – To all MGEVs,

I would like to take a moment to congratulate our trainees on graduating to full Master Gardener status. We had originally scheduled a graduation for them on April 22. However, as we will not be able to celebrate with them then, I wanted to congratulate them here. Congrats to the Towns/Union Master Gardener Training Class of 2019! Jacob Williams

Earlier message from Jacob:

I am cancelling all Master Gardener committee meetings, board meetings, and work days of 10 or more people through May 2. As you may know, many other organizations and agencies have cancelled events for a similar timeframe. I encourage everyone to conduct meetings either by phone or by email. In situations where garden work needs to be done please maintain at least 6 feet between people, and have less than 10 people present. This also means that the Master Gardener Trainee graduation is cancelled. We will try to reschedule the graduation to a future date, but at this time I don’t know when that will be. United Community Bank has cancelled Tomato Day, so we will not have a booth there. At this time I am not concerned with Master Gardener hours, and if people come up short of the 25 hour mark because of these cancellations, or the educational hours requirement, it will be overlooked this year. I am concerned with your health, and that is more important to me than accumulating hours. The Towns County Extension Office is currently closed. I am working out of the Union County Extension Office because it is still open. Don’t hesitate to call or email me if you need anything. Please, everyone stay safe and wash your hands.

Jacob Williams

Towns/Union County Agent

jacob.williams@uga.edu