At the September 24, 2016, monthly meeting, DeKalb Master Gardener Association
awarded a trio of horticulture scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Scholarship checks of $500 were awarded to the following three Gwinnett Technical
Mr. Alexander Jarrard
Mr. Thomas Kmetz
Ms. Taryn Phillips
Under a program created in 2006, DMGA awards scholarships each year to
DeKalb County residents attending UGA or Gwinnett Tech. 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.
DMGA Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Speaker: Arty Schronce
At our first meeting of the new year, DeKalb Master Gardener Association
is pleased to have a presentation by Mr. Arty Schronce. He will share some of his knowledge
about "Georgia Garden Plants: The Overused, Underused, Misused and Abused."
Arty is a a lifelong gardener and a horticulture graduate of North Carolina State University.
His work experience spans environments from a nursery and greenhouse operation,
to a major agricultural biotechnology company, to a seed company and garden center.
As director of public affairs for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, he writes extensively
on agricultural issues including gardening topics.
Making gardens more ecologically friendly and biologically diverse is of special interest to Arty.
His own garden near downtown Atlanta is an oasis for wildlife including birds, butterflies, bees,
moths and reptiles. He encourages everyone to discover the pleasures of plants and gardening.
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, corner of Harobi Dr. and LaVista Rd.,
turn at the BB&T Bank). Click here for a
of the library's location.
Plan to join us and bring a friend. There is no charge or pre-registration for
this DMGA educational program.