Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting

~ Starting in 2017, Speaker Meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month. ~

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM
McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Jessica Walliser
Author, Radio Host, Educator
Co-host of "The Organic Gardeners" on KDKA Radio

Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who's Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically

Jessica's book is an indispensable field guide for both invasive and beneficial insects in the garden. She will offer advice on how to organically attract the "good guys" and manage the "bad guys."

Jessica is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and a regular contributor to Fine Gardening, Urban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines. Her two weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have been enjoyed by readers for over eight years. Her fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, was released by Timber Press in January of 2014 and was named one of the Top 12 Gardening Books by Martha Stewart Living magazine in March of 2015. It was also awarded the American Horticultural Society's Book Award.

Jessica is the former owner of a 25-acre organic market farm and received her degree in ornamental horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University. She's taught a diverse array of gardening topics for over 20 years and is a former faculty member of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

For more information, visit Jessica's website.


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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