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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 -
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 Lacy.

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 map of the library's location. /p>

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.
More info:   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 College students:

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.




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Not sure what your lawn
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Questions are usually answered within one business day.

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