Dahlonega Golden Harvest

We were pleased to host the Georgia Master Gardeners Association Annual Conference in 2015.
Details of the program are below, or please visit the GMGA website


Friday, September 11

5:00 - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
Refreshments, Music, Program and Ghost Tours
Dahlonega Gold Museum, 1 Public Square North, Dahlonega 30533

Saturday, September 12

7:30 - 8:30 am Networking, Registration and Continental Breakfast University of North Georgia - Hoag Auditorium
131 Georgia Circle, Dahlonega 30533
8:30 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks by Joel Hitt, Master of Ceremonies and Welcome by Amy Booker, President of Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau President
9:00 - 9:45 am Southern Living Representative - Kip McConnell This year's keynote speaker, Kip McConnell, director of Plant Development Services Inc., and the Southern Living Plant Collection, will share his expertise. "New, Better, Yours - Plant the Newest Best Plants."
9:00 am - 5:00 pm All Day - Market Place Vendor shopping
10:00 - 10:15 am Refreshment Break and Market Place Shopping
10:15 - 11:30 am Breakout Workshop Sessions (select two choices) and Market Place Shopping
    Predatory Beetle Lab - 92 Sunset Drive
    Native Woodland Garden - 159 Sunset Drive
    Pollinators - Hoag Auditorium
    Heirloom Seeds - Vickery House, 24 Vickery Drive
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch - UNG Main Dining Hall and Market Place Shopping
12:30 - 1:00 pm GMGA Business Meeting - President Marjorie Stansel
1:00 - 2:00 pm Breakout Workshop Sessions - Repeat of morning sessions and Market Place Shopping
2:30 - 3:30 pm Sharon Collins Presentation (including 15 minute Q and A). Sharon Collins is the current host and Executive Producer of Georgia Outdoors, which airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
3:45 - 5:00 pmm Walter Reeves Presentation (including 15 minute Q and A). Well known gardener, writer and radio/TV host Walter Reeves will speak at this year's state conference presenting "Planting Perfectly: Happy Plants Make Happy Gardeners".

Additional Information

Speaker Profiles and presentation information
Breakout Workshop details
Market Place Shopping
Accommodation and Things to Do in Dahlonega
Georgia Master Gardeners website - Conference information

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