Sheri Dorn Public Service Associate and State Master Gardener Coordinator; Area: Consumer Ornamentals; PhD Graduate Research Assistant Horticulture

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Sheri Dorn joined University of Georgia Department of Horticulture on the Griffin Campus as the new Extension Horticulturist and Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program Coordinator in June 2012. Formerly the state coordinator for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program (1996-1999), Sheri brings Master Gardener volunteer management experience to the Georgia program. Most recently, Sheri served as Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in Roanoke, Virginia (2008-2012), managing a modest volunteer corps and serving a mixed urban/rural county of 200,000 people. The years in between Extension appointments were spent managing with her husband a small retail nursery and landscape contracting firm, growing annuals and perennials on site. These combined experiences will prove invaluable when working across the state with Extension faculty, staff, and administration and local Master Gardener programs to meet the consumer horticulture needs of Georgia residents.

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.





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Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ




Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ.