DMGA Meeting -
Monday, January 29, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Jim Spotts
Improving Soil by Composting
At DeKalb Master Gardener Association's January meeting, we will have
a presentation on improving soil via composting
by Dr. Jim Spotts, a Certified Soil Scientist.
Dr. Spotts received his Ph.D. Degree in Soil Physics from Texas A&M University.
He has served as a Professional Soil Scientist in various federal agencies
for more than 30 years. More recently he has been in private practice here in Georgia
as an environmental consultant.
After developing a course in Home Composting, Dr. Spotts served as a
principal instructor in the Pennsylvania Master Gardener program.
Having returned to Georgia, he served as an
invited instructor in the Master Gardener program.
DMGA meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
at the Northlake / Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library located at
3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084 (inside I-285, at the corner of Harobi Dr. and LaVista Rd.,
turn onto Harobi at the BB&T Bank). Click here for a
of the library's location.
Plan to join us for the first meeting of 2018 and bring a friend. There is no charge or pre-registration for
this DMGA educational program.
DMGA Scholarships Presented for 2017-2018
At the October 2017 monthly meeting, DeKalb Master Gardener Association
awarded three horticulture scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Scholarship checks of $500 were awarded to these two Gwinnett Technical
Ms. Sharon Herron
Ms. Susan Storey
A continuing scholarship, also in the amount of $500, was awarded to:
Ms. Jill Baker-Lesperance
Under a program created in 2006, DMGA awards scholarships each year to
DeKalb County residents attending UGA or Gwinnett Tech. With these six scholarships,
the total scholarships awarded by DMGA under this program is $21,000. We enjoy the
opportunity to promote and encourage horticulture education in this way.
Our congratulations to these deserving students and our
best wishes for their future successful careers in horticulture.