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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, September 25, 2017

Speaker: Betsy Abrams
The "Weediorologist's" Guide to Weeds

At our September 25th meeting, DeKalb Master Gardener Association will have a presentation by our own "Weediorologist" Betsy Abrams. It will be her guide to weeds, including a Top 10 of the Worst Weeds.

Betsy has put together a Show'n'Tell with photos of local weeds. You'll see cool and warm season annuals and perennials. You're bound to recognize some of the nastiest ones: Once you have a few of them, expect a ton, plus some with seeds from "heck" and nasty taproots!

Betsy became a Master Gardener in DeKalb County in 2011, but she's been busy gardening since 2004, when she left her job after 22 years as a Senior Meteorologist behind the scenes at the Weather Channel. She's been a storm-chaser and has given talks at schools about storms and hurricanes. She currently works part-time at Sevananda Natural Foods Market in Little 5 Points in the wellness department, dealing mainly with bulk herbs. Her special interests include native plants, daffodils, growing herbs and vegetables, and competitive soccer.

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.

DMGA Announces Scholarship Recipients for 2016-2017

At the March 2017 monthly meeting, DeKalb Master Gardener Association awarded a second set of horticulture scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.   Scholarship checks of $500 were awarded to these two Gwinnett Technical College students:

Ms. Katherine Angell
Ms. Jill Baker

A continuing scholarship, also in the amount of $500, was awarded to:

Mr. Thomas Kmetz

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.




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