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2017 – A Bit of Dirt Newsletter

We are delighted to announce the rebirth of our newsletter "A Bit of Dirt".  Kudo's to Ann Langley as our new editor.  In the fall edition, Ann … Read More

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Seed Sharing Project

Looking for a different way to share seeds with your fellow gardeners?  GCMGA members, Jackie Kujawa, Jeff Hicks, Carole Teja and Becky Wolary worked together to add this unique set of shutters to … Read More

Upcoming Events:

Celebrate Black History Month, as the Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association welcomes Fulton County Extension Agent, Abra Lee, and Fulton County MGEV Tommy Butler as they present ‘African-American Gardening.’   The presentation entails: the history of African American garden design including its arrival to the United States via West Africa; the link between African American gardens and those found in other Afro communities throughout the African Diaspora; key features of African American Garden design and its influence on Southern Garden design; and pictures of African American Gardens. The meeting will be Monday, February 12, 2018, at Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville. Meeting begins at 11:30 a.m.  Bring your lunch and drinks provided. All are welcome. 

Our speaker, Greg Freeman. will present “A Century of Daffodil Hybridizing: Using Advancements in Color, Form and Size to Advantage.”  He will explore how gardeners can use daffodils, new and old, to enhance their gardens and landscapesFreeman is an author, editor, singer and songwriter.  An avid gardener, he grows a variety of plants, and is a daffodil exhibitor, hybridist, and judge.  A former editor of The Daffodil Journal, he is the publisher of several digital publications, including http://www.SouthernEdition.com, which is devoted to the American South and includes a department devoted to gardening in the South. Greg Freeman’s Garden Chronicle, one of his latest ventures, is accessible at GregFreeman.garden Join us on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville 30044.  Bring a dish to share at 6:30.  Program begins at 7:00 p.m. 

On Monday, April 16, Dr. Ed Bez will present Healing Plants of the Bible. Dr. Bez gained his Biblical Botanical Gardening Certification while serving on the botanical staff at the second largest biblical botanical park in Israel in 2011. Bez is a 2014 Rockdale County Master Gardener and President of the International Biblical Botanical Garden Society.  Dr. Bez holds advanced degrees in Systematic Theology (1985) and is an Avocational Archaeologist (digging in the Middle East for 20 years). He has been an enthusiastic avocational biblical botanist for 25 years.  His wit and humor make his presentations both enjoyable and educational.  You are welcome to join us for dinner at 6:30 (please bring a dish to share) otherwise, come for the program at 7 p.m. at Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044.