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.

June 2018 Monthly Meeting

Container gardens are perfect for small spaces and for adding dimension to a landscaped space. On June 18 Master Gardener Judy Peacock will be sharing secrets for eye-catching compositions in her presentation “The Artful Container Garden”.  Judy’s lifelong love of nature and her natural creativity blend themselves abundantly in beautiful container gardens. Her designs can be surprising and are often whimsical, with many everyday items incorporated in unexpected and inspiring ways. During her presentation, this North Fulton Master Gardener will complete containers to be given away at the end of the evening. Winning one of Judy Peacock’s creations will be exciting; however, everyone will leave with a better idea of how to create individual works of art that grow and delight all season. GCMGA meets on the third Monday of each month 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.