Hilary Wilson – People to People and Community Gardens

GCMGA member and past president, Hilary Wilson, has been working with the folks at the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services and the Communications department filming their project; “People to People and Community Gardens”. , supplying fresh produce to those in need in the Gwinnett community through community gardens donations.

She did a very informative interview with Ellen Gerstein on the Gwinnett TV channel about the People to People project and also talked about the MGEV program here in Gwinnett and what all we do as well as mentioning a  few of our ongoing projects.  Here’s the link to the interview:


Nice job Hilary!

Thanks for Coming to our Garden Tour!

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many visitors to our tour gardens!!!  While our garden owners and docents are exhausted  from the day, we are all exhilarated at the wonderful compliments and feedback from all of you!  We hope you enjoy the pictures from tour day taken by our Historian, Lori Prosser.

We look forward to doing it again in 2017…..

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Gwinnett Tech 2014 Horticultural Scholarships Awarded

Horticultural education is a primary mission of the Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association (GCMGA) through sharing our knowledge with the community and fostering advanced education.  Gwinnett Master Gardeners have a long-standing relationship with Gwinnett Tech in providing educational programs for our members and supporting mutual goals.

To support area horticultural students who need a helping hand, GCMGA started with a memorial scholarship established by the family of Master Gardener Helen Dyer several years ago.  In June, we again funded two scholarships at Gwinnett Technical College.

The scholarship funds will be awarded for the 2014 fall semester to two qualifying students.  GCMGA members will have the opportunity to meet the scholarship recipients at a GCMGA meeting next year.  As a qualification requirement for the scholarships, the students will  make a presentation to the organization on their horticultural career goals.

2014 Photo Contest Winners

 Award Winner Title
Best in Show Nancy Costello Dragonfly
 First Place Lori Prosser House Hunting
 Second Place Suzanne Franklin Hummingbird at Rest
 Third Place Glenn Parsons Visiting Suet Feeder on a Rainy Day
 Honorable Mention Payge Cox Phoebe
 First Place Lori Prosser Ready to Unwind
 Second Place Suzanne Franklin Native Swamp Sunflower
 Third Place Sherryl Bailey A Mushroom Bouquet
 Honorable Mention Payge Cox Yellow Sunshine
 Honorable Mention Glenn Parsons In the Wild Growing Free
Garden Landscape
 First Place Melinda Anderson Follow Me
 Second Place Suzanne Franklin Xeriscape Wildlife Rock Garden
 Third Place Kathy Parent Garden Rock Pathway
 Honorable Mention Sherryl Bailey The Ice Plant Cometh
 First Place Suzanne Franklin Butterfly and PurpleButterfly BushBlossom
 Second Place Payge Cox Perfect
 Third Place Jane Burke Escargot
 Honorable Mention Colleen Weinkle Afternoon Snack