Calendar of Events 2021 -Update in Progress 1/1/2021

Upcoming Speakers for TUMGA meetings – Please respond to Elaine Bliss:

And upcoming for 2021

I spoke with Jacob who suggests he will be able to do a hybrid meeting format during the winter with both Zoom and in-the-flesh members at the Civic Center. He says if I find a speaker from outside our local “family” that it’s possible for the speaker to address the group via Zoom.

If any members have anything they would like to present for March and maybe April, please let me know. Hopefully by May we will be able to meet in person again. If not, at least we can meet outdoors.

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:   If you have any questions regarding this decision,  please contact Jacob at the Ext. Office.

Hamilton Gardens events: please click here: 

March TUMGA Calendar:  please click here:  TUMGA Calendar March 2021

FT VALLEY: Festival of Camellias – Therapy in the Gardens 
Dates: February 1st -28th
FREE Admission on Saturday, February 6th
Location: Massee Lane Gardens, 100 Massee Lane, Ft. Valley, Georgia 31030-6974, (478) 967-2358. Check out all the activities for the month at
Tuesday, February 16th – Proper Pruning – Zoom Meeting
Time: 7 pm. Join Cobb Countyfor the “second semester” Virtual Education programs via ZOOM featuring a series on Garden Maintenance.  You can register by clicking on the title or via the website:
Wednesday, February 17th – Beekeepers for Beginners – Zoom meeting
Time: 7:30 pm
Please join Athens-Clarke County Extension online for a free informative presentation on topics including: what is involved with keeping bees, starting and maintaining a hive, necessary equipment and supplies, as well as the costs, commitments and benefits of beekeeping. Attendees of all experience levels are welcome. Please make sure to register by February 16, 2021. You will be emailed the Zoom link to attend the online meeting on February 17, 2021. For any questions, please email Laura Ney at Registration Link:
Thursday, February 18th – ONLINE: Pre-emergents and Greenup Care 
Time: 11 am – 12 pm. Please join us for this free lecture by Dr. Clint Waltz of the UGA Turfgrass Research Center in Griffin. Dr. Waltz will cover how best to prepare your lawn for the coming growing season. This lecture is free, but preregistration is REQUIRED. Registration link:
Sunday, February 21st – Hosta – A Perfect Addition to Your Shade Garden
Time: 2 pm Zoom live
Register:  for North Fulton Master Gardeners Zoom Meeting
This class is presented by Carole MacMullan, a North Fulton Master Gardener. No shade garden should be without a hosta. Hostas have been the mainstay of shade gardens for at least one hundred years. Even though their flowers are insignificant, the appeal is the diversity of their leaves. The leaves of hosta, thanks to hybridizers, come in a variety of sizes, colors as well as textures. Learn how to plant, care for, fertilize, and prevent eradication from hosta enemy number one – deer.

Monday, February 22nd – TUMGA Board Meeting
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: UC Civic Center – Fish Bowl Room
Tuesday, February 23rd – ONLINE: Dormant Season Fruit Tree Pruning Time: 11 am – 12 pm. Please join us for this free lecture by Bob Westerfield, a horticulture specialist at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus. This lecture is free, but registration is REQUIRED. Registration Link:
Tuesday, March 8th – April 19th ONLINE: Communication Training Series (2020 RLC Archives)
Deadline to register: February 26.  The three Regional Leadership Conferences from last year are available for viewing in our online training classroom. Registration is required in order to receive site access. This three-part series includes Communicate to Connect, Communicate to Cultivate, and Communicate for Community. Participants will receive Advanced Training credit (Required category) when all three parts are completed. Individuals who completed any or all of the 2020 live sessions are also welcome to register and review the material, but duplicate credit will not be given for sessions already completed. This training is 100% online and course materials can be completed at a time of personal convenience within the course timeframe. Fee: $0, Register online.

Thursday, March 11 – TUMGA Meeting – Speaker Josh Fuder will speak about heirloom apples
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: U. C. Civic Center