HCMG in the News...
Many Happy Returns- Enjoy year after year of winter color
HCMG's Pamela A. Keene ( Georgia Magazine - January 2014)
Our very own Pam Keene has a newly published article in the latest (January 2014) issue of Georgia Magazine. Her article features information on beautiful winter-blooming plants from hellebores to camellias to Daphnes. You can read more about some spectacular winter-bloomers on the link below.
The Redbud Project Receives 2014 Celebrate Healthy North
The Redbud Project received the 2014 Celebrate Healthy North Georgia award at the Public Health District 2 workshop January 16 for work in developing nature trails for health and recreation and for our overall mission to promote environmental conservation to sustain quality of life in Hall County. Thanks to all who are part of The Redbud Project!
Gardeners can create compost pile with kitchen and yard waste
Andrew Akers (of the Gainesville Times) September 27, 2013
Composting is a popular tool used by many gardeners to improve soil integrity and the quality and quantity of their plants.
“It adds texture and nutrients to soil and helps it retain moisture during dry periods,” said Russ England, a master gardener who manages the compost bin for Gardens on Green.
England, in fact, conducts a weekly compost lesson as part of the Hall County School Systems curriculum “Lifecycles: Knowing what to grow and eat” to second-graders. Master gardeners and county schools joined forces to conduct the hands-on assignments for students in the fall and spring. Last week, many students said the compost bin was their favorite lesson...
SCOTT ROGERS/The Times
Hall County Master Gardener Russ England checks the compost bin Thursday morning at Gardens on Green. The Hall County master gardeners program works with Hall County schools to teach second-graders about life cycles using the compost bin.
Adult gardening classes begin at Gardens on Green
Savannah King (of the Gainesville Times) September 6, 2013
Time stands for no man, least of all a gardener.
So the Hall County Master Gardeners and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Hall County have teamed to offer tips and time-specific strategies for maintaining a healthy garden throughout the year.
Gardening by the Month for Adults is offered from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Gardens on Green. The program kicked off under the shade trees on a sunny afternoon Wednesday...
NAT GURLEY/The Times
Hall County Extension agent Michael Wheeler talks with 15 local gardeners at Gardens on Green Wedesday, kicking off a series of monthly meetings that will offer gardening tips.