August 2012 GCMGA Meeting – “Creating a Garden for Winter Beauty”

The guest speaker for the August meeting was Arty Schronce, Director of Public Affairs for the Georgia Department of Agriculture.  Arty publishes “Arty’s Garden” for the Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin and a weekly Q&A column.  His articles and photographs have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and books.  He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, and a lifelong gardener.

Making gardens more ecologically friendly and biologically diverse is a special interest to Arty, and his garden in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta is an oasis for wildlife.  His presentation on “Creating a Garden for Winter Beauty” provided interesting ideas to make sure our gardens are beautiful during drab winter days.