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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:




DMGA Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Mike Fillon: Growing Fruit in Georgia

Interested in growing fruit trees? Unsure about which ones to plant? Or which ones to avoid?

Come hear Mike Fillon from the Friends of Tucker Parks' Orchard Guild at our September 26th meeting. He'll separate fact from fiction about growing fruit trees and bushes here, and he'll give advice about how to grow them organically.

Mike Fillon is a Master Gardener specializing in fruit trees and bushes, who, as part of the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild (FTPOG) plans to add at least 1,000 fruit trees in the spanking new City of Tucker over the next few years. In addition to the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild, Mike works with the Henderson Park Native Plant and Wildlife Walk Master Gardener project. He is also Lead DeKalb Master Gardener at the Dunwoody Community Garden and Orchard at Brook Run Park. His team has successfully implemented the Guild structure in a 40-tree orchard consisting of apple trees, figs, mayhaws, a medlar tree, pawpaws, pears, persimmons, plum, and quince trees. Also blackberries, blueberries, goji berries, kiwi, muscadine and raspberry vines. He has been a science and health writer for more than 30 years.

For more information about FTPOG, see their website:

This fall, DMGA meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. We meet 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.

Plan to join us and bring a friend. There is no charge or pre-registration for this DMGA educational program.




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