July 2021 Monthly Meeting

Worms in My Kitchen is Trecia Neal’s topic for our August 16th meeting.  We’ll hear about the art of vermicomposting. Vermicomposting is using worms (red wigglers) to change food waste into what gardeners refer to as “black gold”. Worm castings are the best fertilizer that you can find for vegetables, perennials, shrubs, trees, and lawns.  Step by step instructions will be given during this talk for how to make our own vermicomposting container and transform our food waste to black gold. Trecia, a retired biologist working at Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta for thirty years, has expertise are ornithology, environmental education, and designing outdoor classrooms and gardens. 

July 2021 Monthly Meeting

Katy Ross, co-owner/operator of Night Song Native Plant Nursery will present Natives in the Landscape: Using native plants to promote biodiversity in urban and suburban landscapes at our July 19th meeting.  Katy has many years working in the plant and nursery industry.  Katy first became interested in native plants out of high school and always promoted them as a hardier, better alternative to non-natives while working in the nursery industry. She is also a Georgia Certified Plant Professional. She and her husband are working to build a more sustainable native plant nursery and educate the public about the importance native plants play in the environment.

June 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our June 21st Zoom meeting welcomes Dr. Juliana Razryadov. Entitled Big Splash Small Space: Native Plants for Container Gardens, Juliana will give us a review of container gardening that brings nature to our doorstep.  She will review native plants available that form beautiful compositions in limited spaces.  We’ll learn about pots, overwintering, media composition, and species of native plants that suit them..  Juliana is presently the Botanical Collections Manager at the Botanic Gardens of Wellesley College and was previously the Curator of Horticulture at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Pandemic 2020

Welcome to GCMGA Meetings.  Currently, all our meetings are via Zoom and we hope to be able to resume in-person meetings this summer. In order to attend you will need the Zoom link which is shared with members only. If you are not a member but would be interested in attending the meeting, please contact Lynda Pollock, our President, via gwinnettgardener@gmail.com or any other GCMGA member.  We’d love for you to become a member. You can join as a Master Gardener or as a Friend. Membership is $15 for the year. Being a member gives you access to the members only areas of the website, automatic links to Zoom meetings, and many other activities. We hope you will consider joining us. Membership fees help support grants to school and community garden projects sponsored by Gwinnett County Master Gardeners.  Welcome!