Symposium registration is now available online! The Inspired Gardener Symposium will be held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Saturday, February 25, and you can find more information and register at We have a great speaker line-up and the silent auction that follows is always a big hit, so it's sure to be a fun day. Plan to come in from the cold and join us, and plan to stay a while after the symposium and tour the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

See the Members Only section for this year's GPPA Member discount code!

Read more about this exciting upcoming event on the Special Event page!

Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting

~ Starting in 2017, Speaker Meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month. ~

Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM
McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Jeff Lowenfels
Garden Columnist, Author, Lecturer
Founder of Plant a Row for the Hungry

Mycorrhizal Fungi

Mycorrhizal Fungi: Get ready. These are the next big things in growing plants. If you have never heard of them, you will. If you have heard of them, you need to know more! After you hear Jeff Lowenfels explain their role, you will surely start using them yourself. As always, this is learning science the Lowenfels way: plenty of humor and lots of useful information.

Jeff Lowenfels is the longest running garden columnist in North America, a huge proponent of organics and, without question, the most entertaining horticultural speaker on the circuit. He is also the author of two award-winning, best-selling books on organic growing, farming and gardening: "Teaming With Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web," which has been translated into 7 languages and is now a standard text in freshman Ag courses; and "Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition," which took the nutrients delivered by the soil food web, into the plant, literally. A third book, "Teaming With Fungi: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Mycorrhizae" will be published in January, 2017. This completes The Soils Trilogy, earning Jeff a new moniker: "Lord of the Roots."

Jeff is a national leader in the organic gardening/sustainability movement. His entertaining talks have a special way of educating audiences and as a result he has converted tens of thousands of growers, gardeners and farmers to the organic way at venues (large and small) throughout North and South America (and Great Britain). This is a promise: No one goes away from a Lowenfels talk disappointed or unchanged. Guaranteed!

At monthly meetings, Members often pass on gardening magazines
and catalogs to others in an open swap,
and light refreshments are offered beginning at 7:00 PM.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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