Calendar of Events 2019

Community Announcements are mixed in with the regular TUMGA Meetings. Friends of Master Gardeners and friends in the community, this is a list of events we thought you might be interested in:

TUMGA MGEVS Work Calendar, provided by Kate George, TUMGA Corresponding Secretary:  click here please TUMGA Work Day May 2019 Calendar
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Saturday, May 18th – Moss Memorial Library – Importance of our Pollinators presented by Dan Goff
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  Dan Goff will present a program on a new conservation initiative – Bee City Hayesville. Dan is a retired Tri-County Community College biology instructor with 29 years of teaching everything in their science curriculum. Ecology and environmental science are two subjects that he continues to develop with his volunteer activities with the Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition, Trout Unlimited, the Jackrabbit Mountain bike trails and now Bee City Hayesville. Dan’s topic – The Importance of Pollinators – is a call to action on the disappearance of beneficial insects.
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Saturday, June 1st – The Hall County Master Gardeners 2019 Garden Walk 
TIME: 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. 
It is a colorful self-guided adventure of four lovely locations of Master Gardeners.  Three in Flowery Branch and one in Talmo. Themes include a potting barn with vegetable garden and a “she shed”, small space gardening, natives with certified pollinator beds and bird sanctuary areas, and woodland gardens with hard and soft landscaping. The two public gardens are Linwood Nature Preserve, featuring the Red Bud project with displays of native plants, and the Piedmont Hotel with the Longstreet heritage gardens featuring heirloom plants of the Civil War era. Their museum will be open for the walk with docents present in period dress.  
Tickets are $10 prior to June 1st, available at the Hall County Extension Office at 734 E. Crescent Dr. Gainesville (770-535-8293) or on our website via Brown Paper Tickets at www.hallmastergardeners.com.  The day of the Walk tickets will cost $15 and may be purchased at all Master Gardener host gardens and at Linwood. The purchase of your Garden Walk ticket provides you with a map of the locations of this year’s gardens.  Liz Dietz
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Time:  10 am-noon
Location:    GMRE Center auditorium and Gardens
The Importance of Pollinators Seminar-No need to register. Our presenter is Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist, Science and Conservation Program, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, University of Georgia. Pollinators are essential to the quality diets we enjoy in the developed world. However, they are a finite resource and there is evidence that pollinators are imperiled from exotic diseases, habitat loss, and intensive management practices. This one hour lecture will overview the place of pollinators in agriculture and steps concerned landowners can take to encourage local populations. Guided tours of the Ethnobotanical Gardens on the grounds of the GMRE Center will follow the lecture. GMRE Center auditorium and Gardens.
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Saturday, June 8th – Moss Memorial Library – Native Orchids presented by Chuck McCartney
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  TBA
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Thursday, June 13th – TUMGA Program Meeting & Picnic Party
Time:  4:00 PM – whenever
Location:  Hamilton Gardens

Program: short HG presentation by Linda Jones and various announcements by Marty.

Menu: Hamburgers and member provided sides (hamburgers, iced tea, and paper goods provided by TUMGA)

Please RSVP to Donni (text 443-974-3381 or dfolendorf@gmail.comno later than 6/11/19 if you plan to attend, your spouse or friend are welcome  just please advise what you plan to bring and we need an approximate headcount for food purchase purposes

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Saturday, June 22 – Moss Memorial Library – E.coli – Is Your Food Safe?  presented by Mike Doyle
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  TBA
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Thursday, July 11th – TUMGA Program Meeting – TBA
Time:  Social 4:00 – 4:30 Meeting starts at 4:30
Location:  Sharp United Memorial Church Fellowship Hall
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Saturday, July 20th – Moss Memorial Library – Those Amazing Ferns presented by Elaine Delcuze
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  TBA
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Thursday,  August 8th – TUMGA Program Meeting – TBA
Time:  Social 4:00 – 4:30 Meeting starts at 4:30
Location:  Sharp United Memorial Church Fellowship Hall
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Saturday, August 10th – Moss Memorial Library – Birding for Teens presented by Tom Tribble
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  TBA
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Thursday, September 12th – TUMGA Program Meeting – TBA
Time:  Social 4:00 – 4:30 Meeting starts at 4:30
Location:  Sharp United Memorial Church Fellowship Hall
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Saturday, September 14th – Moss Memorial Library – Why Plant Natives? presented by Tony Ward

Time: 2:00 PM 

Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville

Program:  TBA
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Thursday, October 8th  – TUMGA Program Meeting – TBA
Time:  Social 4:00 – 4:30 Meeting starts at 4:30
Location:  Sharp United Memorial Church Fellowship Hall
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Friday, October 18, 2019 GMREC Winemaking at Home
Time:  10 am-noon
Location:  GMREC Auditorium
Winemaking at Home Seminar-No need to register. If you are interested in making wine, getting a good start is key. Join us for an introductory program in winemaking where you will learn about the equipment necessary, proper sanitation, fermenting, and the advantages and disadvantages of using fresh fruit and kits. Local business owner of “Crushed and Corked” Johnny Williams, along with Purple Foot Wine Club member Jay Davis will show you how to be successful at this age-old craft. Refreshments will be provided. GMRE Center auditorium.
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Saturday, October 26th – Moss Memorial Library – Speaker & Topic TBA
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  TBA

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Friday, November 8, 2019 – GMREC – Flavored Vinegars & Dipping Oils Workshop
Time:  10 am-noon – Limited to 15 Participants – Registration & Fee Required
Location:  GMREC auditorium
Flavored Vinegars and Dipping Oils Workshop. GMREC auditorium. Our presenter is Karin Rutishauser, owner of The Herb Crib, specializing in organically grown herbs in Blairsville, GA. Flavored vinegars and dipping oils are simple to prepare and make wonderful gifts. They can be used as marinades, and in dressings for salads or pasta. In this workshop, you will learn to create your own custom flavored vinegars and dipping oils. This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Registrations accepted from October 8, until November 1. No early registrations accepted. To register for this Workshop, please send your name, phone number, email address and a non-refundable check for $20.00 made payable to “Karin Rutishauser” to: Community Council GMRE Center 195 GA Mtn. Experiment Station Rd. Blairsville, GA 30512