Our April’s Meeting on the 17th introduced Georgia’s youngest hydroponic farmer, Malon E.D. James. Young Malon believes hydroponics are a viable solution to our world’s problems of food insecurity and climate change and showed us different hydroponic equipment. It is Malon’s innovative strategies that has brought his project to fruition securing corporate, university, farm growers, NRCS, FSA, food insecurity pantries and other national support. He has a team of subject matter experts to help him get this research project to the finish line.
Our May 15th meeting featured Kirk Simpson who has been growing carnivorous plants for 20 years, after beginning the hobby as a science project in the 6th grade. He now operates Atlanta Carnivorous Gardens out of his backyard in Snellville where he opens his gardens for tours, interactive demonstrations and purchases one weekend per month during the growing season of May – October. Kirk specializes in native, temperate carnivorous plants which can be found throughout the Southeastern U.S., with a particular emphasis on North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) as well as Venus Flytraps and Sundews.
Most of our plants for the plant sale come from our own gardens. Many of our members gathered at the Duello’s on Wednesday for a plant dig to pot up plants for the plant sale…..