Need Seeds?

Two years ago, some of our Master Gardeners came up with a different way to share seeds with our fellow gardeners.  GCMGA members, Jackie Kujawa, … Read More

2019 Grant Awards

GCMGA is delighted to announce that $6,000 Grants have been awarded to twelve Gwinnett County Master Gardener projects.  We are pleased that seven of these projects are at schools.  They … Read More

Upcoming Events:

Jimmy Gatt, a certified beekeeper and a board member of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association will be our June 17th speaker. He recently established a partnership between Trees Atlanta and Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association to plant more summer-blooming trees in Atlanta. He works as a software developer and lives in Marietta.  Jimmy’s topic “Creating a Pollinator Garden” will cover trees and plants that gardeners can choose to create a more insect friendly garden. The more plants we select that support insects, the more birds and wildlife we bring to our gardens. Jimmy will also touch on home beekeeping and how those who wish to keep bees can create gardens that support this hobby as well.  If you’d like to join us for supper, please bring a dish to share at 6:30PM.  Our program will begin at 7PM at the Bethesda Senior Center. 

Our July 15th meeting at 7 PM will feature our annual Photo Contest at Bethesda Senior Center in Lawrenceville.  Many of our members are not only master gardeners but also avid nature photographers. There are nine categories – birds, close-ups or macros, digital art, garden, harvest, landscapes, plants, still life and wildlife.  Entries will be again coordinated by chair Ann Langley and we welcome back Eric Bowles to judge the entries.  Do come and see some beautiful pictures!

Mike Mengak, a Certified Wildlife Biologist and the Wildlife Outreach Specialist at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA, will speak about “Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife” at our August 19th monthly meeting at 7PM.  Mike trains and works with landowners and extension staff to help manage the damage that wildlife can do to our property.  He has authored or co-authored over 95 publications in peer-refereed journals, proceedings, technical reports, and extension publications on a wide array of wildlife ecology, wildlife damage management, and natural history topics.