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Plant Sale

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
April 23, 2016

Oak Grove UMC parking lot:
1722 Oak Grove Rd.
Decatur, Georgia  30033


The DeKalb Master Gardener Association is just that — an  association of about 40 Master Gardeners and friends in DeKalb County, Georgia.  The organization was formed to foster more extensive educational, community service, and social events for interested Master Gardeners. 

DMGA is classified as a "Master Gardener volunteer organization outside the UGA university structure" and receives no support or public funds through the Cooperative Extension Service.  For information about the DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Service, please visit the following website:




Wednesday, 10 February 2016

DMGA Meeting - Monday, February 22, 2016
Lori Prosser
"From Cottages to Castles"

DeKalb Master Gardener Association is pleased to have Lori Prosser speak to us for our February 22 program.  Her presentation is entitled "From Cottages to Castles."

Lori is a Gwinnett County Master Gardener and an avid photographer who returned home after living in England for four years.  The experience gave her the opportunity to travel and to pursue her passion for photography.  She is eager to share a variety of English gardens with you.

DMGA meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Northlake -  Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library at 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA  30084 (inside I-285, corner of Harobi Dr. and LaVista Rd., turn at the BB&T Bank).  Click here for a map of the library's location. There is no charge or pre-registration for DMGA educational programs. 
Plan to join us and bring a friend as we travel along and become inspired by the beauty and history of the gardens of England.


DMGA Members Reach Lifetime Master Gardener Milestone

In May 2015, DeKalb Master Gardener Association members Dale Bartlett, Gail Douglas, and Linda Karr were recognized as Lifetime Master Gardeners by the DeKalb Cooperative Extension Service.  This prestigious honor is awarded to those who have dedicated and donated at least 25 hours per year for 10 years.  Since the development and initiation of the Master Gardener program in 1979, DeKalb Extension has recognized over 90 volunteers with this “lifetime” status.

The general mission of Master Gardeners in Georgia is to assist Cooperative Extension in providing unbiased information through volunteer service and educational projects.  In addition to successfully completing a horticultural training program provided by UGA Cooperative Extension professionals, Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers must perform an initial 50 hours of service in order to become certified.  Each year thereafter they must volunteer at least 25 hours of approved service in order to maintain active status.  

Dale, Gail, and Linda join an elite list of DMGA members who have earned their Lifetime Master Gardener badges (shown here with the year in which they became Master Gardeners):

Connie Weber    1980
Dee Devine    1998
Stella Chamberlain    2001
Jimmy Dorsey    2001
Phil Edwards    2001
Loretta Parker    2001
Mike Doyle    2002
Bert Weaver    2002
Carole Lawrence    2003
Jerry Vrzal    2003
Marie Birdseye    2004
Ken Sharpe    2004
Dale Bartlett    2005
Gail Douglas    2005
Linda Karr    2005

If you are interested in applying for the Master Gardener program, contact the DeKalb Extension Horticulture Manager, Gary Peiffer, at 404-298-4080 or email directly to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2015-2016

DeKalb Master Gardener Association is pleased to announce the recipients of our horticulture scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Scholarship checks of $500 were awarded to three Gwinnett Technical College students at our September 2015 meeting.  The recipients are the following:

Ms. Jennifer Harridge

Mr. Demetrius Milling

Ms. Tracy Lee Sewell

(Ms. Sewell is the former Tracy Lee McKinnon who was a 2013-2014 recipient and has graduated and returned for her Landscape Design Certificate.) 

Under a program created in 2006, the scholarships given annually by DMGA have promoted and encouraged education in horticulture by rewarding promising students at UGA and Gwinnett Tech.

Our congratulations to these three deserving students and our best wishes for their future successful careers in horticulture.




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