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ABOUT THE MARTIN'S LANDING GARDEN CLUB:  [click for brief GC history-About MLF Garden Club

We hold our meetings at the Martin's Landing River Lodge the first Monday of the month at 6:30pm.  Dues are $25 annually. 
If there is a topic you are interested in, let us know and we can focus on it in one of our meetings.  We would love for you to join us to help participate and plan our programs.

We are looking for new officers! Please contact Sherry Richardson, slrichar2@gmail.com.

2018 GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM CALENDAR:

Our next meeting will be September 10th, 2018.  Come join our friendly and welcoming group at 6:30pm at the River Lodge.             

 

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Adopt a Road Clean Up 

 Garden Club holds Adopt a Road clean up every third Saturday of the month.  We pick up trash along Riverside Road from Don White Park to the South Shore entrance to Martin's Landing.  We meet at the River Club at 9:30 in the winter months, 8:30 in the summer months.  Pick up takes about 2 hours.  Everyone is welcome.  We have trash bags and some grabbers for you to use.  Bring gloves and join us!" 
            



                        
                      American Robin                
                                          
                Rosy Finch






                                                                               

Sites of Interest

Volunteer Programs

 Birds Need Protein

     
MEMBER: 
National Garden Clubs
Deep South Regional Council
Garden Club of Georgia 
Dogwood District
Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs
Useful Links:
www.atlantaaudubon.org
www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org
www.chattnaturecenter.org
www.roswellgardenclub.com
www.walterreeves.com
Garden Club members actively participate in the Roswell Clean and Beautiful Adopt-a-Road Program                        
  • we have adopted a section of Riverside Road from the intersection with Old Alabama to the South Shore entrance to Martin's Landing
  • members sign up monthly to pick up debris from the road; cigarette butts are the main culprit :(
  • we provide vests for safety and bags for collection; come join us to keep Roswell clean

A special thanks to all members who volunteer for this service.
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 Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl competition

Once again, Pat McKenna will be coordinating the elementary school poster competition sponsored each year by the National Garden Clubs. 

Please be on the lookout for info on how you can volunteer your time with this fun and worthwhile event. 


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Martin's Landing: Our Habitat

We continue to sell the award-winning publication that was produced and printed in 1993.  It has won honors in conservation and environmental categories from the Fulton Federation, Dogwood District, Garden Club of Georgia, Deep South Region, and the National Council of State Garden Clubs.


           
    
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

continue to move through the area, but will taper off by the the end of the month.

You'll notice many of these birds are pretty fat as they guzzle nectar at the feeders, packing on the extra weight needed for migration.

Once they're gone, keep your feeders going for winter hummingbirds, who are already arriving.

 There have been several reports of Rufous Hummingbirds in the past few weeks.
       
                                   
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Blue Bird Trail

In 1991 we created Bluebird Trail on the edge of Martin Lake Dam and Nature Trails by installing the popular Peterson Bluebird Houses.  The nesting boxes are monitored during the nesting season and results are sent for publication in the Bluebird Directory, National Bluebird Recovery Program.  Over 1200 bluebirds have fledged from this Trail during the last 20 years and are frequently seen throughout the community.                                                            
   Recent Activities  
 New Ginkgo Trees

The Garden Club contributed funds from their pine straw sale to purchase 3 Ginkgo trees that were planted in the field to the right of Esther Jackson School.

 Pine Straw Sale

We had another successful Pine Straw Sale. We sold 1245 bales in 2018.  Exclusive to Martin's Landing residents, the Garden Club sponsors this sale.  The profits go back into the the Martin's Landing community.   





 River Lodge Steps

The Garden Club, in conjunction with the Landscape Committee had these slate steps installed at the River Lodge.

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