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GMREC: Community Council

Adult Outreach Programs

Please see our Adult Outreach 2019 Calendar of Events.

Our next event is The Importance of Pollinators Seminar and Garden Tour on June 7.

Friday, June 7 from 10 am until noon

Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center auditorium.

No pre-registration is necessary, however seating is limited to the first 100 in attendance.

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.

Can you find the four pollinators in the photo below?

The Outreach Committee of the Community Council plans seminars and workshops for adults from the surrounding communities. Seminars and workshops are held at the Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center and are offered free or at low cost to the public. Speakers are experts in their field with the ability to convey this knowledge to their audience. The University of Georgia researchers, faculty and authorities from other agencies have been included in the presentations.

Regular seminars do not require registration, but are limited to the first one hundred in attendance. Seminars are typically under two hours in duration.

If you would like to receive seminar notices by email, send your online request, name and phone number to

For information about any of the programs offered, please email the GMRE Center at or call (706) 745-2655, ext. 23.

Slide Presentations from our Apple Day on February 9:

Prevention of Disease in Home Apple Trees

Apple Tree Pruning

Download Previous Seminar Handouts:

Georgia's Wild Garden Plants (pdf)

Fruit Crops: Selection, Care and Maintenance (pdf)

Disease Management in the Home Vegetable Garden (pdf)

Home Garden Blueberries (pdf)

To find more College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences documents, please follow this link: publications