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DMGA Spring
Plant Sale

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Oak Grove UMC parking lot:
Corner of Oak Grove & Fairoaks
1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur


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:




Friday, 18 April 2014

2014 DMGA Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, April 26

It's not too early to start thinking about the 2014 DMGA Spring Plant Sale.  Especially for DMGA members who have already been digging and dividing the perennials and shrubs that abound in their gardens.

Our plant sale will be on Saturday morning, April 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  It will be in the parking lot across from the Oak Grove United Methodist Church at the intersection of Oak Grove Rd., and Fairoaks Rd.  It's the same location as last year's sale -- inside the I-285 perimeter, about 2 miles from Northlake Mall.  Travelling from the mall, go west on LaVista Rd. for about 1 mile, turn right onto Fairoaks Rd and go for about 1 mile, to the intersection with Oak Grove Rd.  If you want to map your route, the address is:  1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur 30033.

As in previous years, you'll find a variety of hardy DeKalb County plants waiting for you.  And you'll be contributing to a good cause -- our annual scholarships for horticulture students.

For a reminder about how much fun plants sales are, click here.

Or click here for photos from last year's plant sale at Oak Grove.

See you again on April 26th!


Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2013-2014

DeKalb Master Gardener Association is pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients of our horticulture scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.  At our October2013 meeting, two Gwinnett Technical College students were awarded scholarships of $500 each to assist them in their education. 

The recipients are  Mr. Jesi Noreault and Ms. Tracy McKinnon.  Both of them came to the Atlanta area by way of New York, and both became acquainted with vegetable gardening as children.

Jesi Noreault grew up in an upstate New York town with a mother, father, and grandmother who were inspired food and ornamental gardeners.  Asked about his favorite plants, he singles out Lily of the Valley, lilacs, and any tree that provides delicious fruits.  Jesi's career interests lie in Landscape Design, specifically in creating sustainable designs that incorporate edible yards and food forests.  Expecting to graduate in about a year, he is applying to graduate schools in Landscape Architecture.

Tracy McKinnon learned about growing food and herbs with her grandmother in Brooklyn, NY.  Loving cut and dried flower arrangements, some of her favorites are Calla Lily, Hydrangea, and Hedychium coronarium (Ginger Lily).  Along with her interests in Permaculture Gardening and Floral design, she is passionate about using art and hands-on experiences to raise people's consciousness of food and the environment.  After graduating in 2015, Tracy would like to operate a 'Garden Farm' where she can create workshops and demonstration gardens to give the public interactive gardening experiences.

Created in 2006, the scholarships given annually by DMGA have promoted and encouraged education in horticulture by rewarding promising students at UGA and Gwinnett Tech.




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