September 2018

There will be no regular meeting or speaker this month.  In September, as in the past, GCMGA hosts a thank-you picnic for their members and guests in recognition for their volunteer service to the community over the past year.  

August 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tony Harris, will present “If Plants Could Talk – A Cherokee Relationship” at our Monday, August 20, 2018,  meeting at 7PM.  Whether you actively garden for medicinal purposes or just enjoy a good plant story, an hour with Mr. Harris is a delightful and informative exploration of both nature and history about the Cherokee Indians. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Mr. Harris is passionate about preserving his heritage and as a result, offers a vast knowledge of native plants and how they were appreciated by his ancestors. Thanks to his work, the Cherokee Garden at Green Meadows Preserve in Cobb County contains many of the plants used by these native people for food, medicine, weapons, tools and ceremonies. The garden offers such a compelling story of the relationship the Cherokee had with plants that it has been designated as an Interpretive Site on The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.  Tony is active with the Cobb County Master Gardeners, Georgia Native Plant Society, and he’s also President of the Georgia Trail of Tears Association.

July 2018 Monthly Meeting

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” (Marc Riboud, French photojournalist). Whether you savor life through the lens of an iPhone or a Leica, learning how to take better photos can capture a moment in ways that make it even more meaningful. On Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m, we will host an evening of fine arts, with a presentation by the Georgia Nature Photography Association (GNPA). “Life Through The Lens” will include tips on how to create more artful compositions, and showcase the winners of this year’s GCMGA photography competition. Many of the Association’s members are not only master gardeners but also avid nature photographers and each year, judges report stiff competition among contest entries. The GNPA judge will announce winners in ten categories – birds, close-ups, digital art, first-time submitters, gardens, harvest, landscapes, plants, still life and wildlife. We meet at The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Everyone is welcome to bring a covered dish to share for a potluck dinner at 6:30, or just arrive in time for the program which begins promptly at 7 p.m.