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900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,

April 2016

Chapter Meeting: Piedmont Azalea and the Role of Natives in an Exotic World

April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Dr. Dayton Wilde, Horticulture Department and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, University of Georgia will speak at the Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, Georgia.  Everyone is welcome.  To learn more visit www.wgawildflowers.org 

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Chapter Meeting: Piedmont Azalea and the Role of Natives in an Exotic World

April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Dr. Dayton Wilde, Horticulture Department and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, University of Georgia will speak at the Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, Georgia.  Everyone is welcome.  To learn more visit www.wgawildflowers.org 

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June 2016

Chapter Meeting: Forest Restoration and Community Engagement

June 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Berry College professor Martin L. Cipollini will present on the topic of "Forest Restoration and Community Engagement: Restoration of Mountain Longleaf Pine and American Chestnut Forests in Georgia." Everyone is welcome at the Agricultural Education Center in Carrollton, GA (see map below). Bring a friend to help them learn more about the topic and GNPS too.

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Chapter Meeting: Forest Restoration and Community Engagement

June 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Berry College professor Martin L. Cipollini will present on the topic of "Forest Restoration and Community Engagement: Restoration of Mountain Longleaf Pine and American Chestnut Forests in Georgia." Everyone is welcome at the Agricultural Education Center in Carrollton, GA (see map below). Bring a friend to help them learn more about the topic and GNPS too.

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September 2017

8th Annual Fall Workshop & Plant Sale – WGA Chapter

September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society 8th Annual Fall Workshop and Plant Sale Saturday September 16, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration 8-8:30 AM “Seeding Your Native Landscape: Tips and Tricks for Unlocking Native Seed Germination” - Katie Flint, Propagation and Nursery Manager, King of Crops Farm  "Gardening for Birds" - Ellen Honeycutt, Georgia Native Plant Society  “Hell’s Garden: Lesson’s in Xeric Gardening from Georgia, Texas, and the Sonoran Desert” - Rick Barnes, Downey Trees   $5 Donation Appreciated Vendors offering…

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February 2018

Native Plants in Carrollton Parks and on the Greenbelt

February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Kent Johnston, Director of Parks for Carrollton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, will discuss the use and maintenance of native plants in Carrollton parks and along the GreenBelt.

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April 2018

Go Native Spring Workshop and Plant Sale in Carrollton

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Workshop leader: James Hembree, University of West Georgia A hands-on workshop focusing on how to successfully germinate and transplant the seedings of important pollinator plants. Each person will take home seeds, transplants, and some finished plants. James is the Grounds Superintendent at the University of West Georgia and is responsible for overseeing the beautiful grounds and plantings at UWG. He is knowledgeable about native plants and organic gardening and farming. $10 admission covers all materials. Registration details to be announced…

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Grand Opening of the Meadow Entrance to the Buffalo Creek Trail

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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In lieu of our regular bimonthly public meeting featuring a speaker, we will gather at the Meadow Entrance where the Buffalo Creek Trail meets the Carrollton GreenBelt. Come see the work that has been done to enhance what was once only a thicket of privet and an overgrown meadow. This area now features a kiosk, boardwalk, pollinator garden, rain garden, and birdhouses. Members of local organizations and government who have made our work possible will join us for this celebration.…

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June 2018

Chapter Meeting in Carrollton: Owls of Georgia

June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Jim Ozier of the DNR will present a program on our native owls and their habitat requirements. Meet and Greet 6:30 pm, program 7:00. Native plants will be available for purchase. This meeting is free and open to the public.

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August 2018

Mason Bees and Bumblebees

August 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Becky Griffin, Community and School Garden Coordinator, Georgia Certified Beekeeper, Center for Urban Ag and UGA Extension - NW District

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October 2018

Chapter Meeting: CANCELLED

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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The Ag Center was taken away at the last meeting.  There will be no W. Georgia Chapter meeting this month.    

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September 2019

The Asters of Georgia

September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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“Identifying Asters and Using Them in Your Landscape” - Ellen Honeycutt, GNPS “The Status and Conservation of the Georgia Aster”- Jim Ozier, Environmental & Natural Resources, Georgia Power Company If you love asters or want to know more about them, this is the workshop for you. Ellen will discuss how to identify various asters and ways to incorporate them in your landscapes. Jim will discuss recent surveys of the well being of the Georgia Aster and conservation efforts, including the…

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February 2020

Using Native Plants and Trees in the Way of the Early Cherokee and Muscogee Tribes

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Free

Mark Warren will give a slide presentation on how some of the most common native plants and trees were used by the Cherokee and Muscogee for food, medicine, insect repellent, crafts, shelter and fire. Mark will bring along some handmade crafts for viewing and discussion.

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December 2021

WGC Chapter Annual Business Meeting and Holiday Party

December 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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Please join the members of the West Georgia Chapter for their annual business meeting and holiday party. Tuesday December 14, 2021 6:30 PM - 8 PM Carroll County Ag Center 900 Newnan Rd. Carrollton GA 30117

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March 2022

Design in Nature by Mark Warren

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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West Georgia Chapter  announces the appearance of Mark Warren, naturalist, composer, novelist and director of Medicine Bow a school teaching the primitive skills, crafts, foods and medicines of the Cherokee in the north Georgia mountains. Mark’s presentation, “Design in Nature” is best described in his own words. Nature has a quiet, invisible force always pushing plants and animals toward success. We will have a look at both the botanical and animal sides of this, with our emphasis on native plants.…

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April 2022

West Georgia Chapter Native Plant Sale

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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The West Georgia Chapter of GNPS is holding its Spring Native Plant Sale at the Carroll County Agricultural Center on Saturday, April 16 from 9 to noon.  The chapter will be selling both rescued and propagated plants, and several commercial nurseries will also have native plants for sale.  This is a great opportunity to fill in all of those empty areas in your garden at a reasonable price, while supporting our chapter and vendors.  The Ag Center has plenty of…

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June 2022

Chapter Meeting: Creating a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 900 Newnan Road
Carrollton,
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The West Georgia Chapter of GNPS is pleased to host Gabe Andrle, Habitat Program Manager at Georgia Audubon, to explain how each of us can promote the conservation and well-being of birds and other wildlife in our green space.  Gabe will cover everything from food, water, and shelter to keeping wildlife safe.  Whether you are an experienced gardener and birder or just getting started, there will be something for you to learn.  Get connected to resources that can help you…

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