Spring 2018 “Bit of Dirt” Newsletter

Enjoy our latest newsletter about the activities of our members. Spring 2018 Bit of Dirt Newsletter … Read More

2018 Annual Plant Sale

Our annual plant sale on Saturday, April 28, 2018 was a great event and we thank you for coming! Held at the Lilburn Library/City Hall Parking Lot at 4817 Church Rd NW, in Lilburn, this site was … Read More

Upcoming Events:

Tony Harris, will present “If Plants Could Talk – A Cherokee Relationship” at our Monday, August 20, 2018,  meeting at 7PM.  Whether you actively garden for medicinal purposes or just enjoy a good plant story, an hour with Mr. Harris is a delightful and informative exploration of both nature and history about the Cherokee Indians. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Mr. Harris is passionate about preserving his heritage and as a result, offers a vast knowledge of native plants and how they were appreciated by his ancestors. Thanks to his work, the Cherokee Garden at Green Meadows Preserve in Cobb County contains many of the plants used by these native people for food, medicine, weapons, tools and ceremonies. The garden offers such a compelling story of the relationship the Cherokee had with plants that it has been designated as an Interpretive Site on The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.  Tony is active with the Cobb County Master Gardeners, Georgia Native Plant Society, and he’s also President of the Georgia Trail of Tears Association.

There will be no regular meeting or speaker in the month of September.  As in the past, GCMGA hosts a thank-you picnic for their members and guests in recognition of their volunteers service to the community over the past year.

For our final meeting of the year hosting a speaker, we welcome Deb Douchon who will speak about “Forgotten Foods in your Yard“.  Deb will explain that many of the plants that are now considered “weeds” are actually tasty and nutritious foods that have been forgotten over time.  An MGEV from DeKalb County, Deb is a nutritional anthropologist and ethnobotanist, currently retired, who speaks and lectures nationally and has appeared on Food Network’s “Good Eats”.  If you’d like to share in our pot-luck dinner, please bring a dish to share.  Dinner will begin at 6:30PM with the program at 7PM on October 15th at Bethesda Senior Center in Lawrenceville.