April 2017 Monthly Meeting

Rick Barnes spoke on “The Fantastic Ferns of the GSU Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden!” at our Monday, 17 April 2017 meeting.   It was a jam-packed program with excellent explanation of different types of ferns and their growing habits. Rick explained the three different growing areas at the GSU Perimeter Garden and how the ferns George Sanko has collected all over the USA have thrived here.

Rick cares deeply and works for the enhancement of this special college garden.  Rick is an active horticulturist who has worked in the horticulture industry for over 35 years and is currently a Business Developer at Downey Trees.  He is also past Chairman of the Georgia Green industry Association, a certified arborist, and licensed pesticide applicator with numerous published articles and speaks to many horticulture groups.