Annual Plant Sale - Save the Date for 2018

In 2018, the club plans to hold the sale Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

Payment Due – ABG field trip
Oct 9 all-day

9/18 was the deadline to sign up, but 10/9 is the latest payment date. Please contact Leanne to make payment arrangements.

Today’s the day to pay for your reserved seat for the ABG field trip scheduled for November 30th.

The cost of the ticket, members $32 and non-members $35, will include transportation and admission to the  ABG Garden Lights.

Amanda Dew Manning – “Flavors of Fall”
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm

Amanda Dew Manning grows and cooks elegant, tasty food.  She passionately shares her knowledge and love of cooking through education—combining spectacular sensory experiences while stirring stories of food culture and pleasures of the table.

Amanda is the former Director of Whole Foods Market’s Salud! Cooking School in Charlotte and is currently a Garden Chef at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. She teaches cooking classes at various other locations throughout the Atlanta area and for private events.

She served two terms on the National Board of Directors of the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF) founded by Robert Mondavi and Julia Child, and is currently a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Amanda’s visit includes a demo and tasting of:

Apple-Cranberry Farro Salad with Garden Kale and Sweet Orange Vinaigrette

Amanda says, “The salad is “hearty” because of the farro and the number of other ingredients, and will be filling.  It includes several seasonal items as we discussed.  I can make enough so that each person has a nice size serving.  Everyone loves this dish—the Farro (ancient grain) is new to most people so that is always fun for people.”

Due to limited seating, please RSVP to Carol Macgregor

Field Trip – Plant America Symposium and Try-Refresher @ Garden Club of Georgia
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

For cost and program details, please view the document from the Ga. Garden Club.

2017 Board Briefs Fall

Lunch and Learn – Jacqueline Foresta – Floral Designer with Bloomin’ Bouquets
Nov 13 @ 11:30 am

Please note: Due to limited seating, please RSVP to Asta Moore.

Jacqueline is a lead designer at Bloomin’ Bouquets, a floral design company focused on weddings and special events. She’s been designing for a little over two years now and her enthusiasm for flowers, greenery, and design grows with each stem. When she’s not designing, she enjoys gardening, live music, and exploring new corners of the world.

Field Trip – Atlanta Botanical Gardens @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Nov 30 @ 4:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Priority Reservation for NGC members through September 18th (bus capacity 55)

After September 18th reservations open to spouses, friends and members of the Discovery Garden Park. Cost includes bus transportation and admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights.

Please note – the bus will pick up and drop off at the parking lot of Discovery Garden Park. The bus departs DGP promptly at 5pm and will be ready to pick up attendees at ABG at 9:30pm.

Member transportation and Garden Lights ticket: $32

Non-Members transportation and Garden Lights ticket: $35

All payments are due by the October 9th evening meeting.

No ticket refunds – must find a replacement to purchase your ticket or gift it to a friend.

Member Holiday Gathering @ V.S.O.P
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

Join the festivities of the annual member appreciation Holiday Gathering. This year we’re heading out of the clubhouse and over to the V.S.O.P. Taproom. The proprietor, Will, will lead the evening’s presentation. Norcross’ own Nona Johnson of Sizzling Peach Catering will delight our tastebuds with tasty treats.

Please note: to defer the cost of catered food, we’re asking for $20/plate.

If you’d like to join the fun and festivities, please RSVP to Leanne.

Lunch and Learn with Rabia Vaughns – “Your Inner Garden” @ Norcross Garden Club
Jan 13 @ 11:30 am


Our hostesses Trudy and Jane will be serving up some delicious soup around 11:30 with the program to commence at 12. Please RSVP to Trudy for this event.

Rabia Vaughns is a physician assistant who specializes in functional medicine, a unique approach to chronic illness.  In functional medicine providers ask how and why illness occurs and restore health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.  This is in contrast to the conventional approach to chronic disease: a pill for every ill.
Rabia was a member of the 2017 Gwinnett master gardener training class and during her training she noticed the incredible correlations between how master gardeners approach problems in plants and how functional medicine providers approach illness in patients.

Rabia will share her insights on how applying the master gardeners approach for prevention and treatment of plant problems to your body can lead the way to a healthy and flourishing inner garden! 

Melissa Claire Nelson – Massage Therapist, will reworking out the kinks but only if we have a seat in her massage chair.