Welcome to the Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners!

Our Mission and Purposes

The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners (GMMG) comprises Master Gardeners from Lumpkin and Dawson counties and is dedicated to promoting sound horticultural practices in cooperation with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. As an educational and service organization, our primary purposes are:

Education

We strive to promote knowledge, interest, appreciation, and enjoyment of gardening among members and the public through meetings, newsletters, grants, and activities. We also seek to provide the community with information about good gardening practices through news articles and other media, clinics, exhibits, and presentations to garden clubs, schools and other community groups. Two of our most rewarding educational initiatives are Junior Master Gardeners and Ask a Master Gardener.

Service

In exchange for the initial and ongoing training we receive as Master Gardeners, we are glad to volunteer our expertise and services, under the direction of our County Extension Agent, to help others through horticultural projects that benefit the community. Our service projects include activities such as planting trees in public spaces, creating and maintaining gardens around public buildings, and decorating the historic square in Dahlonega for Old Fashioned Christmas.

Events

Our most productive annual event is the Lumpkin County 4-H Club and Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale featuring many types of perennials, shrubs, and fruits selected to work well in our north Georgia landscapes. It's a perfect way for members of the community to get high quality, locally grown plants at reasonable prices while the proceeds benefit both the Lumpkin County 4-H Club and the Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners' community projects. Plant information and ordering details for our annual Plant Sale are available on our Plant Sale page.

For more information on our scheduled meetings, educational programs, and service activities, please see the Programs and Projects pages. Interested visitors and volunteers are always welcome!


Monthly Board Meetings

The Board meets at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Lumpkin County Extension Office, 26 Johnson Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Non-Board members and other interested individuals are welcome to attend.

Our Board

Board Members

Contact Us

Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners:
Board President, Lisa Hall, lisa.hall@rodhake.com
Follow us on FaceBook Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners

Lumpkin County Cooperative Extension Office:
Phone:  706-864-2275
Web site: www.caes.uga.edu/extension/lumpkin
County Extension Agent: Clark MacAllister, clarkmac@uga.edu
County Extension Secretary:  Donna Jarrard, uge1187@uga.edu


      © 2018 Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners