EHC Field Trip Report

17 Master Gardeners and friends enjoyed a great morning at Gwinnett County’s Environmental Heritage Center on September 14.  This Field Trip had something for everyone.

We participated in a tour of the outside of this fantastic environmentally friendly building with EHC staff member and Master Gardener Karen Alexander. Several of the gardens are the result of GCMG projects of past years such as these raised beds that are used to demonstrate many facets of gardening.

To add a little exercise to the trip, Karen took us on a short tour of some of the hiking trails at the Center.  EHC has over 7 miles of intersecting trails.  Many of the trails are paved.  Some are like the one shown below where we did a little stream crossing to reach a shoals area.

Then it was back to the center for a water break and a tour of the Space Exhibitwhich explains life on the International Space Station.  EHC is a great resource for the children of Gwinnett County who tour this exhibit frequently.   This is just one example of how great our Field Trips are.  Come join us for future trips.