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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 Announces Scholarship Recipients for 2016-2017

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 College students:

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 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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