DMGA Meeting -
Monday, August 27, 2018
Speaker: Arty Schronce
A Garden for All Seasons
Is your garden at its peak in spring or early summer, but only so-so the rest of the year?
At DeKalb Master Gardener Association's August meeting, we will have
Arty Schronce show us how to have an attractive garden in all seasons.
Arty is a a lifelong gardener and a horticulture graduate of North Carolina State University.
His work experience spans environments from nursery and greenhouse operations,
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 wrote
"Arty's Garden" for the Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin and
"Consumer Q's," a weekly Q&A column covering agricultural and gardening topics
that was carried in various newspapers across the state.
As a freelancer, his articles and photographs have appeared in
numerous newspapers, magazines, and books including Gardens of the World,
the companion book to the PBS series, and The Garden in Autumn by Allen
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.
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
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Plan to join us for our meetings and bring a friend. There is no charge or pre-registration for
our DMGA educational programs.
Other upcoming gardening events:
DeKalb County Extension's 2018 gardening classes.
2018 Homeowner Gardening Series
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.