The October 21, 2013 meeting hosted Dr. Matthew Chappell as our speaker. Dr. Chappell received his PhD in Horticulture in 2007 from the University of Georgia and currently is an Assistant Professor and Statewide Extension Horticulturist in the University Of Georgia Department Of Horticulture. Dr. Chappell is the UGA Faculty Liaison and Education Chairperson for the Georgia Green Industry Association and interacts regularly with other Horticulture Trade Associations.
Dr. Chappell has published several articles focusing on the use of native plants in traditional landscape design and the title of his presentation was “Native Plants You Should Know”. Members and guests enjoyed the presentation on native trees, shrubs, woody vines, and perennials.
Attendees were also treated to a presentation from Rosalie Tubre on Lanier Children’s Community Garden, one of GCMGA’s 2013 grant recipients.