Chapters in Georgia Native Plant Society

History

Over two decades ago, the Georgia Native Plant Society was founded by people based in metro Atlanta.  Since that time, their initiative and message around the importance of native plants to our lives and the ability of individuals to make a difference locally in their protection, stewardship, rescue and propagation, has spread across Georgia and in fact across the USA.  Today our members are served in other locations across the state where local groups are providing educational information, restoration opportunities and opportunities to learn more.

Realignment

In November 2019, GNPS adopted new bylaws, which implemented a state-wide governing board to set organizational policy, define its strategic vision, and directly support chapter activities. This new organizational structure paved the way for more chapters to form throughout Georgia.

Join a chapter

There are currently six chapters of the Georgia Native Plant Society with two more forming. As a member of GNPS you too can get to work and join like minded people in your area by aligning yourself with one of our chapters.

For current members, login and update your chapter affiliation through the chapter affiliation form. For new or renewing members, select your chapter affiliation on the membership form.

Form a chapter

Let us know if you are interested in learning more about how to join or start up a local chapter near you in the state of Georgia by using the Contact Us form. Current members can also use the Chapter Interest Form. To learn more about the overall process, view the Chapter Quick Start Guide. For a more in-depth guide to forming and running a chapter, see the Chapter Manual.

News & Events

GNPS to Participate in Alpharetta Community Food Forum

The Georgia Native Plant Society has been invited to participate in the Community Food Forum for Alpharetta residents at Old Rucker Park & Farm on Saturday, December 4, 10-11:30 a.m. Members of the new North Metro Chapter will serve as docents to provide native plant information and explain the role of the park’s native plant garden in attracting beneficial insects for the donation farm’s fruit and vegetable crops.

For Alpharetta, hosting a Community Food Forum is the next step in the selection process for a grant to develop the Atlanta region’s second City Agriculture Plan in partnership with Food Well Alliance and the Atlanta Regional Commission. The grant will be of direct benefit to the community and Old Rucker Park & Farm. The Community Food Forum is an opportunity for residents to learn more about the City Agriculture Plan process, voice their support for a strong local food system, and ask questions.

View more details about the event: GNPS to Participate in Alpharetta Community Food Forum

Alpharetta Chosen to Host Community Food Forum with Food Well Alliance

Annual Meeting of the North Metro Atlanta Chapter

Join us on November 6th at 11:30 AM for the annual meeting of the North Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society. This will be our first annual meeting where we will discuss business, approve our bylaws, hold elections, and get to know each other by exchanging seeds/plants.

Event Details: Annual Meeting of the North Metro Atlanta Chapter

Event: North Metro Atlanta Chapter Plant Sale

The forming North Metro Atlanta Chapter of GNPS is excited to hold its first plant sale on October 9th. Plants available will include member donated and rescued plants as well two native plant vendors: Cottage Garden Natives and Night Song Native Plant Nursery. For more details see North Metro Atlanta Chapter Plant Sale

The plant sale will be held at Old Rucker Farm Park in partnership with the City of Alpharetta.

Event: Hitchiti Trail Hike with Fringed Campion Chapter

Join the Fringed Campion Chapter for a hike to spot native plants at the Hitchiti Trail on September 25 at 10:30AM

Meet at Hitchiti Trail in Brender Experimental Forest near Juliette (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/hitchiti-loop-trail) for a hike to spot native plants. Bring a water bottle. Closed toe shoes, long pants, a hat, and insect repellant recommended. CANCELLED IF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA. Contact fringedcampion@gnps.org for more details.

Event Details: Hitchiti Trail Hike with Fringed Campion Chapter

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