North Fulton Master Gardeners, Inc.
North Fulton Master Gardeners, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to educate its members and the public in the areas of horticulture and ecology in order to promote and foster community enrichment. NFMG assists The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension by providing unbiased horticultural information to Georgians through volunteer community service and educational gardening projects using applied research and the resources of The University of Georgia. NFMG Volunteers are trained and certified by The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Over the years, the North Fulton Master Gardeners have provided gardening community education classes in Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Farm Chastain (now transitioned to a virtual learning format due to the pandemic); gardening education for young children; university and college scholarships for horticulture students; and local demonstration gardens maintained by the North Fulton Master Gardeners, and Garden Faire.
The North Fulton Master Gardeners in collaboration with Extension in Fulton County are continuing to provide horticultural education to the North Fulton community and beyond through free virtual gardening education programming. These classes are available on the NFMG YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/northfultonmastergardeners.
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In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the North Fulton Master Gardeners went virtual with our pre-recorded Fall 2020 Gardening Lecture Series. The 2021 David Gibby International Master Gardener Search for Excellence (IMGSFE) Awards have recognized the North Fulton Master Gardeners for our efforts in the face of a global pandemic in successfully providing horticultural education to the North Fulton community and beyond through virtual webinar technology. The First Place Award in the Workshops/Presentations Category was made on September 15, 2021, during the virtual International Master Gardener Conference. View our video at https://youtu.be/_1hSJfpsFS0.
All Fall 2020 classes were recorded and can be viewed on the Fall 2020 Gardening Lecture Series playlist which includes “Hydrangeas – How to Plant, Grow, and Prune” with Master Gardener Linda Cline, “Gardening in the Shade” and “Fragrant Gardens for All Seasons” with Master Gardener Carole MacMullan, “Create A Fall Vegetable Garden” with Master Gardener George Scesney, “Top Ten Lawn Care Mistakes” with Master Gardener Ben Whitley, “Vermicomposting” with Master Gardener Kathie Lunsford, “All About Bulbs! Bulbs for all Seasons” and “How to Create a Bulb Lasagna Container Garden” with Master Gardener Donna Whitesel, “Winter Interest Plants” with Marlysa Raye-Jacobus, and “Holiday Wreath-making with Plants from the Garden”, “Mailbox Holiday Decoration with Plants from the Garden”, and “Decorating Your Mantel for the Holidays” with Master Gardener Judy Peacock.
The Spring 2021 Gardening Lecture Series transitioned to Live Zoom webinars and were also streamed to Facebook Live. The Spring playlist includes “Spring Vegetable Gardening” with Master Gardener George Scesney, “Growing Lavender” with Master Gardener Rebecca Pinckney, “Right Tree! Right Place!” with Master Gardener Tom Redmon, “Hosta- A perfect Addition to Your Shade Garden” with Master Gardener Carole MacMullan, “Lawn Care for Spring and Summer in Atlanta” with Master Gardener John Kligora, “Big Trees of Sandy Springs” with Master Gardener Katherine Coppedge, “Establishing and Growing Perennials” with Master Gardener Donna Whitesel, “Attracting Wildlife and Detracting Critters” with Master Gardener Marlysa Raye-Jacobus, “Native Schmative! What’s the Big Deal? “ with Master Gardener Paula Lindsey, and “Spring Vegetable Planting Demonstration” with Master Gardener Robin Pollack.
The Fall 2021 Gardening Lecture Series were streamed through Zoom and Facebook Live. The Fall 2021 playlist includes “Fall Lawn Care in Atlanta” with Master Gardener John Kligora, “Fall Vegetable Gardening” with Master Gardener George Scesney, “ABC’s of Fall Gardening” with Master Gardener Carole MacMullan, “Landscaping Lessons Learned!” with Master Gardener Michael Snow, “Winter Vegetable Planting Demonstration” with Master Gardener Robin Pollack, and “Fun Garden Projects to do with your Kids” and “Cool Season Flowers Beyond Pansies” with Master Gardner Donna Whitesel.
The Spring 2022 playlist includes “Composting at Home” with Master Gardener George Scesney, “Pruning and Maintaining Shrubs” with Master Gardener Willis Lanier, “Protecting Georgia’s Pollinators” with Fulton County Extension Agent Melissa Mattee Murphy, “All About Plant Toxins” with Master Gardener Linda McGinn, “Lawn Alternatives for a Healthier Environment” with Master Gardeners Paula Lindsey, Tom Redmon and Sandra Shave, and “Intro to Hydroponics: Learning the Basics to Enjoy Growing Without Soil” with Master Gardener Ian Matthes.
The Fall 2022 playlist includes “All About Roses” by Master Gardener Anila Nair, “Make Thyme for Herbs in Your Garden” by Master Gardener Robin Pollack, “Fabulous Fall Fairy Gardens” by Master Gardener Marty Thomas, and “Gardens of the North Fulton Master Gardeners: Finding Gardening Inspiration through Shared Ideas” by Master Gardener Sandy Shave.
North Fulton Master Gardeners are available to speak at your next virtual meeting or event on a multitude of topics. To request a speaker, contact the Speakers Bureau Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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