Georgia Master Gardener Association 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Conference
Planting for the Future
November 13 and 14
Since our large Georgia Master Gardener and friends group can't meet in person and stay distanced during this pandemic, Planting for the Future has been revamped for an even larger audience as a live virtual conference over two days, 3-6 p.m. each day. The previous fee is reduced for this virtual version. Early bird rates for GMGA and non-GMGA members, which are $45 for members and $50 for non-Members are in effect currently, but they will increase before conference time. Door prizes will still be awarded and sent to winners by mail. Planting for the Future t-shirts are available for purchase on the GMGA website. The beautiful gardens previously listed as garden tours have been filmed for registrants' enjoyment. So mark your calendars and register now to join our distinguished garden specialists for this exciting conference.
Sponsored by Athens Area Master Gardeners
Who: Open to all Master Gardeners, Friends of Master Gardeners, and the public (pre-registration is required for all).
Where: Virtually! Zoom meeting information will be sent upon registration.
How Much? Early Bird Registration runs until October 23, 2020 and is $50 ($45 for GMGA members). After October 23, 2020 registration is $55 ($50 for GMGA members).
The speakers are
- Brie Arthur - latest book is Gardening with Grains
- Dr. Allan Armitage, a well known writer, speaker, and horticulturist
- The Teaching Farmers Mike and Judy Cunningham-their book is Seven Steps to An Organic Vegetable Garden.
- Lauren Muller, Conservation Outreach Coordinator for State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
- Connie Cottingham Lifetime Master Gardener and landscape architect and a garden and travel writer
- Mark Maher - Flowerwood Nursery has worked in the horticultural industry for over 30 years and has worked at Pike Nursery for15 years and is now in sales for Flowerwood Nursery, a wholesale nursery and grower of such brands and the Encore Azaleas ® and the Southern Living ®Plant Collection.
Conference registration includes virtual tours of home gardens led by Vince Dooley, Michel Dirr and Allan Armitage, plus the chance to win signed books by tour hosts and speakers.