Get control of your weeds at next Master Gardeners meeting

The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners (Lumpkin and Dawson Counties) invite the public to the upcoming program on Monday, May 13. As part of their mission, the GMMG strives to provide interesting and informational programs to the community on a regular basis.

The program, “All About Weeds,” will be presented by Clark MacAllister, UGA Extension Agent for Lumpkin and Dawson Counties. He will cover everything you need to know about weeds in the home, landscape and lawn.

He will discuss weed identification, weeds commonly found in the area, how to control weeds and why some weeds are more difficult to control. Included in the area of weed control will be chemical and non-chemical methods as well as some information about organic control options. 

Participants are encouraged to bring weed samples or pictures for him to identify and provide advice.

The presentation will be 7-8 p.m. at the Lumpkin County Parks and Recreation building, 365 Riley Road in Dahlonega. The program, as usual, is open and free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the program, call the local Extension Office at 706-864-2275.

In addition, the GMMG members will be conducting regular “Ask a Master Gardener” clinics the first Saturday of each month (May-October) at the Dahlonega Farmer’s Market in Hancock Park from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. 

The next clinic will be on Saturday, June 1.  As a service to the public, Master Gardeners will be available to answer all of your gardening and landscaping questions.

Another upcoming event will be an all day Fall Workshop to be held on Saturday, August 10. This will be a free event sponsored by the GMMG, the Dahlonega Women’s Club, the Achasta Garden Club and the Gold Diggers Garden Club. It will include such topics as native plants for winter interest, good and bad bugs, bee identification, seed collection and saving, soil amendments and fall/winter vegetable gardening. Additionally, there will be a special presentation on Warrior Farms, based in Dahlonega and providing Agri-therapy for veterans.

As the school year comes to an end, the GMMG 2019 college scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors at their schools’ awards nights. Also, the students participating in our Junior Master Gardeners “Diggin-It” garden club at Lumpkin County Elementary school will be graduating on May 20.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 36,
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-3613
Fax: 706-864-5812