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Hall County Master Gardeners

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Hall County Master Gardeners

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"Our mission is to educate the ...

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"Our mission is to educate the public on gardening and gardening techniques," said Dave Rusk, president of the Hall County Master Gardeners."We sponsor events, which are not only to educate the public but to raise money so we can give back to the community and the various projects."

Just this year alone the Master Gardeners have worked on projects at the library, the senior center and an educational garden at the Hall County Board of Education.They have also expanded the Junior Master Gardeners program into elementary schools across Hall County.
Rusk said there are about 150 members in the Hall County Master Gardeners."In fact, last year we had the most volunteer hours of any group in the state, over 16,000 volunteer hours," he said.
So how exactly do you become a Master Gardener?
"To become a Master Gardener there is a 50-hour course that a person must take," Rusk said.
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"The first year, 25 of which will be at the extension office helping answer the phones and so forth," Rusk said.
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"The four we're having have not spoken at other symposiums; we hope it's new information," Rusk said.
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Dave Rusk
As president of the Hall County Master Gardeners, it's Rusk's job to get the community involved with horticulture - but he didn't always know that's what the organization was about.
"I have always been fascinated with gardening since I was a kid and actually majored in agriculture," he said."When I heard about the Master Gardener program I didn't know what it was.I didn't know it was a volunteer organization.Once I got into it I realized it was a community volunteer organization; I got caught up in that and have been vice president and president."
Rusk became a Master Gardener in 2003 and has been an important part of the group ever since.And while he claims his home garden isn't the most beautiful specimen, he's proud of his mass plantings.
"Mine is not a pretty garden, but it has a lot of plants," he said.


Town of Braselton, Georgia - News Archive

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(Braselton) Braselton students under the expert tutelage of master gardener Dave Rusk are learning "how does Nannie's garden grow?"

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Dave Rusk is the instructor and is a member of Hall County Master Gardeners.
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(Braselton) Master gardener Dave Rusk envisions creating the town's first master garden venue for students at the home of Janice M. Braselton in the historic downtown.
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Rusk briefed the Braselton Town Council in January with plans to create an outdoor classroom and demonstration project on the site of a former barn where the foundation remains. "We're partnering with the Braselton Library to present a Junior Master Gardener class series, then we'll take our classes directly into action by cultivating and planting on the Braselton estate. Appropriately, we've selected the name, "Nannie's Children's Garden" for the first project. he said.
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For additional information, contact Rusk at dhrusk@msn.com or call the Braselton library at 706.654-1992.
Photo: Dave Rusk


President: Dave ...

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President: Dave Rusk

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Spring Garden Expo Chairpersons: Melanie Clark and Dave Rusk


Town of Braselton, Georgia - News

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(Braselton) Braselton students under the expert tutelage of master gardener Dave Rusk are learning "how does Nannie's garden grow?"

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Dave Rusk is the instructor and is a member of Hall County Master Gardeners.
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(Braselton) Master gardener Dave Rusk envisions creating the town's first master garden venue for students at the home of Janice M. Braselton in the historic downtown.
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Rusk briefed the Braselton Town Council in January with plans to create an outdoor classroom and demonstration project on the site of a former barn where the foundation remains. "We're partnering with the Braselton Library to present a Junior Master Gardener class series, then we'll take our classes directly into action by cultivating and planting on the Braselton estate. Appropriately, we've selected the name, "Nannie's Children's Garden" for the first project. he said.
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For additional information, contact Rusk at dhrusk@msn.com or call the Braselton library at 706.654-1992.
Photo: Dave Rusk


But fellow vendor Dave Rusk is ...

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But fellow vendor Dave Rusk is a veteran. He has been selling plants, potting tables, benches and painted windows at the Spring Fling since its first year.

Rusk, who is a Hall County Master Gardener, said now is the time to plant both flower and vegetable gardens. People need to take the time to prepare the soil for their garden, space plants properly and be sensitive to whether the plant does well in sun or shade. And if you water properly and fertilize, he said, you'll be rewarded for your efforts.

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