October 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our own, Jackie Daniell will tell us about Vegetable Gardening at the S.E. Gwinnett Co-op Garden.  After a 40+ years in banking, Jackie ditched the suit, pearls and briefcase for jeans, tee-shirt, and garden tools. She began volunteering at the S.E. Gwinnett Co-op Garden and completed the MGEV program in the class of 2017.  We will learn how one MGEV vegetable garden is managed and operates during the year.  Her program will outline the process of planning, soil, plants and seed quality, research and resources used, timing, preparation of beds and planting, importance of maintenance and sanitation, plant problems and Co-op solutions to Integrated Pest Management (IPM), harvesting, and crop change-over.  Discussion will include production and expense tracking, pollinator beds and future projects. Join us at Bethesda Senior Center on October 18th at 7PM for our program.

May 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our Zoom meeting for May featured the much anticipated presentation of the Annual Photo Contest entries. Jenny Burdette is our judge this year and we’re delighted to have her. A self-taught nature and wildlife photographer, Jenny lives in Dacula, GA. A retired educator, she has combined her love of nature with her interest in photography to create a second career. Her work has appeared on the covers and pages of Georgia’s Great Places magazine, and her images are featured in the Visitor Centers at Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville, GA, and Providence Canyon State Park near Lumpkin, GA, as well as on postcards and promotional materials for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. Pictures will be up in the gallery soon.

Soil3 Fundraiser

Support the programs run by our member volunteers and get quality compost for your garden at a discounted price. Soil3 is certified for organic gardening.

Are you looking for the Big Yellow Bag – a cubic yard? Please go to Soil3.com and enter code MGGwinnett1 to receive your discount. Note that our code is only valid from March 16 – 30. The Mini Cube and Mini Garden Kit must be ordered on our website to obtain the discount.

The Mini Cube is 1 cubic foot of humus compost @ $13.99. The Soil3 Mini Garden Kit is a Mini Cube plus a 7 gallon root pouch @ $20.99. You can order here using the PayPal buttons below or print our Soil3 flyer and mail the flyer with a check. These orders must be placed by April 4th.

Pick up for the Mini Cubes and Garden Kits will be on April 10th

9AM-12PM at the Snellville Community Garden at Briscoe Park!

Note that any order that is not picked up (or arranged to be picked up) will be donated to the Community Garden.

Please choose either (or both) PayPal buttons to add items to your cart. PayPal will total the cart for you and you may use a credit card or your personal PayPal account to pay. You will receive a confirmation email.

Soil Mini Cube $13.99 each

Soil Garden Kit $20.99 each

2021 Grants

Our association is proud to announce awards totaling $5000 for these grant projects in Gwinnett County.  We’re particularly glad to see five schools participate in their school gardens to educated young folks.  These endeavors are:

  • Berkley Lake Elementary
  • Lilburn Camp Creek Greenway/Ladybugs
  • Snellville Community Garden
  • Ferguson Elementary
  • GPLT/Mary Kistner Center
  • McDaniel Farm Park
  • Peachtree Elementary
  • Riverside Elementary
  • SE Gwinnett Food Coop
  • St. John Neuman
  • Vines Park