2018 Perennial Plant Symposium

Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

For more information and links to online registeration:
2018 Perennial Plant Symposium Event Page

Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM
McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Anna Rose Gable
Urban Agriculturist
Atlanta History Center's Goizueta Gardens

Propagation: An Essential Garden Tool

In this talk, learn to propagate your own plants from seed, division, and cuttings. Propagation can seem scary at first, but armed with a little basic knowledge, the ability to start your own plants can make you a more frugal and innovative gardener. At the History Center, propagation is an essential tool that helps us grow native and heirloom plants that aren't available anywhere else. Plus, propagation (and its close cousins, plant breeding and selection) allows us to be scientists in the garden - and that's just cool.

Anna Rose Gable loves the stories of everyday people and the science of everyday things. She serves as Urban Agriculturist for the Atlanta History Center's Goizueta Gardens, a 33-acre tract in Buckhead featuring seven named gardens representing highlights of Georgia's horticultural history.

Anna Rose developed a love of plants gardening with her dad as a kid. While a student at Decatur High School, she worked at the Oakhurst Community Garden and co-founded the DHS Community Garden. She earned a degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University, where she worked on the student farm. She became interested in Georgia Piedmont agricultural history while working with organic farmers all over the Piedmont. After graduating she developed neighborhood community gardens with the New Haven Land Trust. Now you can find her nerding out over rare seeds, weird bugs, new archival findings, or freshly opened zinnias at Goizueta Gardens' Smith Family Farm.

For more information, explore the Goizueta Gardens online ... or in person!

At monthly meetings, Members often pass on gardening magazines and catalogs to others
in an open swap, and light refreshments are offered beginning at 7:00 PM.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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