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2017 GCMGA Grants

The Gwinnett County Master Gardener Association will provide $5,000 in Grants in 2017 to GCMGA members for projects to support our mission to serve … Read More

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Grant Awards 2016

Rosalie Tubre, Chair of the 2016 Grant Committee, along with committee members Faith Mann and John Davidson, chose these applicants to be awarded grants this year.  Please read this illustrated … Read More

Upcoming Events:

Lori Prosser, a Gwinnett Master Gardener and GCMGA member, will present “From Cottages to Castles”.  Plan to travel along with her and become inspired by the history and beauty of the gardens of England. A Master Gardener since 2006, Lori has always had a love for the outdoors, gardening and photography.  Living in England for 4 years gave Lori the opportunity to travel and pursue her passion for photography and loves to share her view through the lens.  Whether wandering the footpaths of England, traveling in Europe or gardening in Georgia… her camera is always close at hand to capture the memories. She is eager to share a variety of English gardens and some history tales with you!  The meeting will be held at noon – 12PM – at the Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044.  Bring your own lunch at join us at 11:30 before the meeting – drinks provided.

Our program this month will be ‘Preparing Our Gardens to Welcome Pollinators‘, presented by Susan Meyers of Monarch Watch. Recently retired from the Stone Mountain Park education department, Susan was “bitten by the Monarch bug” after visiting the butterflies’ overwintering colonies in Mexico in March 2003, and began volunteering with Monarchs Across Georgia, a committee of Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia. She facilitates educator workshops using the Monarchs & More curriculum, leads trips to the overwintering colonies in Mexico, and administers pollinator habitat grants. Her passion for pollinators and skill as an educator make her presentations truly memorable. Don’t miss it!   The meeting will be held at 7PM at the Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044.

Rick Barnes will speak on “The Fantastic Ferns of the GSU Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden!” at our Monday, 17 April 2017 meeting.   Rick cares deeply and works for the enhancement of this special college garden and we look forward to hearing more about this garden.  Rick is an active horticulturist who has worked in the horticulture industry for over 35 years and is currently a Business Developer at Downey Trees.  He is also past Chairman of the Georgia Green industry Association, a certified arborist, and licensed pesticide applicator with numerous published articles and speaks to many horticulture groups.  Come listen with us at our 7PM meeting at Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044.