Tony Gobert was our featured speaker for the July 21, 2014 meeting. His topic was “The Importance of Buying and Eating Locally Grown Food Products”. Tony shared quite a bit of information about what Gwinnett Tech is doing in a pioneer program on Urban Agriculture and why it is critical for us to support our local farmers. The interesting bit (for me) was we are now in the third generation of people who are used to shopping in grocery stores. It will take a change in thinking for the existing generation and we, as Master Gardeners can help. It was a very informative meeting!
Tony is a Horticultural Program Assistant at Gwinnett Technical College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical at Baton Rouge, LA and an Associates of Arts, Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business services degree from Gwinnett Technical College.