The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners presented a $3,000 donation to the Dahlonega/Lumpkin County 4-H Club in appreciation of their support and hard work during the Georgia Association of Master Gardeners State Conference held in Dahlonega this past fall. We are tremendously proud of the many accomplishments of our local 4-H organization and for all the assistance they give to the multi age levels of students providing opportunities for them to develop life skills and to afford chances they may not otherwise be able to achieve.
We were pleased to host the Georgia Master Gardeners Association Annual Conference in 2015.
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 Keynote Speaker 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 pm 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”.
For more information on the Georgia Master Gardener Association click here: https://www.georgiamastergardeners.org/