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GMREC: Community Council

Adult Outreach Programs

The Outreach Committee of the Community Council plans seminars and workshops for adults from the surrounding communities.

If you missed this mornings' seminar, Georgia's Wild Garden Plants, you missed a good one!

Linda Chafin, author of ‘Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States’ and Conservation Botanist at the State Botanic Garden did a fabulous job speaking about the “wild gardens” that grace Georgia’s natural communities, especially those living in the Southern Blue Ridge. You may view the slides of her presentation here.

Our next seminar is Hillside to Streambank Erosion Mitigation Lecture and Tour on June 1 at 10 am. Callie Moore, Executive Director of the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, will discuss ways that you can protect your streambank. Following this discussion, there will be a tour of the recent streambank work done by the HRWC on a stream here at the GMRE Center.


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.

To see our Adult Outreach Calendar of Events for 2018, click here.

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:

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