Pandemic Gardening

We asked our members to tell us what they’re doing in their own yards while the stay-at-home guidelines exist.  Scroll down to read their stories and see the pictures they sent.

Marcia L told us …. We have a wooded wetland for our back yard. There was an old footbridge across the creek, which had gotten pretty rickety, so we decided to replace it ourselves this year. We are not terribly “handy” (taking the old one apart gave us guidance on how to build the new one), but it kept us busy and outdoors during the entire stay-at-home period!

Bridging the isolation gap with nature

Bridging the isolation gap with nature
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Marcia and her husband replaced the old footbridge across the creek

Lynda P responded with pictures and an account of what’s she’s doing this May saying….

Front yard pollinator meadow is coming into its own. Created a raised bed veg garden also in the front yard. We’ve cleared privet, honeysuckle, and English ivy out and can now get down to the creek and are planting a native woodland. We’re enjoying sitting by the creek and communing with Harold the great blue heron. All the clearing was done by hand including my sweet sons, who’ve been off work,  and Bob the Master Gardener’s Assistant. You’re welcome to come visit. Cheers!

Beauty in pollinator meadow

Beauty in pollinator meadow
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Snellville Community Garden Award

Led by our own GCMGA Member and Garden Manager, Wes Nettleton, the Snellville Community Garden was recently awarded $1,500 from the 2020 Food Well Alliance Community Garden.    Wes is quoted as saying “We are extremely appreciative to the Food Well Alliance for their financial backing to community gardens throughout the Atlanta metro area.” “Through this effort we can support the local area and expand our opportunities to educate both young and old about the environment.”

Wes’s team includes Lucy Nettleton and Martha Whitman, also GCMGA members…… Congratulations to all.  Please read the entire article at https://www.snellville.org/community-garden-snellville-gets-1500-boost-from-food-well-alliance?fbclid=IwAR14Lq0cr4qpo2ems4kUn-3UX7Sih7ph0S-ERCgRqXVE4l8oYQTSyKZEYTc and you can learn more about the garden at http://www.snellvillecommunitygarden.com/

 

Plant Sale 2020

At this time, the Gwinnett County Master Gardener’s Association is following CDC guidelines and cancelling our annual Spring Plant Sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Lilburn Library and City Hall parking lot (4817 Church Rd, NW, Lilburn).

Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Many of our members participated August 23 and 24th counting pollinators all over the county.  We had great fun figuring out which pollinator we were looking at… and we sure met some nice folks too.  We’re looking forward to hearing the results and already planning for next year!