Calendar of Events 2020

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:

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To all TUMGA Members:
The 2020 TUMGA Membership fee is now due. The amount is $10.00 and can be paid by check or cash to Charles Claypool, the TUMGA Treasurer, at the next meeting.
We are asking all Members to update their personal info so we can update our records as well as MGLog. The form is attached and can be turned in along with your dues. Please PRINT clearly.  Click here for form:  TUMGA Member info 2020

 

The Board is looking forward to a great year for all our TUMGA members !

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TUMGA MGEVS Work Calendar:  click here please  Jan 2020 Tumga Work
 
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Thursday, January 9th – TUMGA Program Meeting
Time:  4:00 Social – 4:30 Meeting
Location: Sharp United Methodist Church  for this month is in the Choir Room which is past our regular room and at the top of the stairs. 
Program:  “Bad Bugs”  presented by Becky Griffin
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Thursday, February 13th – TUMGA Meeting

Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Thursday, February 27 – GMREC – Blueberry & Apple Production Workshop

If you are interested in growing blueberries or apples, experts will hold several classes to help you be successful. Please note that all classes but the Apple Grafting will take place in the GMRE Center auditorium. Seating is limited to the first 100 in attendance. Registration is ONLY required for the Apple Grafting Workshop at 5 PM.

Time:  9 AM: Blueberry Planting & Care. Jacob Williams,  UGA Towns & Union County Extension Agent.

Time:  10:30:  Blueberry Pruning. Jacob Williams 12 PM: Lunch, on your own.

Time:  1:30: Apple Disease & Insect Control. Ashley Hoppers, UGA Fannin County Extension Agent.

Time:  3:00: Apple Pruning. Dr. Tom Kon, NC State Assistant Professor, Apple Research Specialist.

Time:  5:00 – 6:30: Apple Grafting Workshop. This hands-on workshop will take place at the Union County Schools Agriscience Center, located 1 mile north of the GMRE Center, at 255 Lovell Drive, Blairsville. Limited to 50 participants. To register for the Apple Grafting Workshop, send a non-refundable check for $20 made payable to The UGA Foundation to:  GMRE Center 195 GA Mtn. Experiment Station Road Blairsville, GA 30512

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Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Thursday, April 9th – TUMGA Meeting

Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Thursday, May 14th – TUMGA Meeting

Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Friday, June 5th – GMREC – Presentation & Garden Tour

Time:  10:00 a.m. – noon

Presentation by Dr. Leslie Edwards, first author of the book, The Natural Communities of Georgia. This one-hour talk will provide an overview of Georgia’s natural landscapes, including photographs of these special places throughout the state, and will highlight the importance of the Georgia Blue Ridge. Guided Tours of the Ethnobotanic Gardens will follow the lecture. GMREC auditorium and grounds.

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Thursday, June 11th – TUMGA Meeting

Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Wednesday, July 15th – GMREC – Beekeeping Equipment and Honey Extraction for Hobby Beekeepers

Time:  9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Location:  GMRE Center auditorium

As a beginner to intermediate beekeeper you may have questions about what types of beekeeping supplies are really necessary, which are nice to have on hand and which you can do without.  Glen Henderson, president of the Mountain Beekeepers Association, will walk us through beekeeping supplies from hive tools to bottom boards. If you are managing only a few hives it can be a struggle to harvest honey.  Georgia Certified Beekeeper Becky Griffin will share strategies to harvest small amounts of honey in creative ways.  During the workshop honey from the bee hives on the property will be harvested in an efficient, bee-friendly way. The workshop will finish with a honey taste test.

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Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon

Location:  GMRE Center auditorium

Our speaker, Carly Evans is the Coordinator for the Northeast Georgia Invasive Plant Cooperative (NGIPC). In this workshop Carly will speak about the importance of invasive species management and demonstrate hands on removal techniques and treatments. Bring any questions about invasive species plant identification.