2015 Symposium - University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Registration Form
Symposium Location:
Kiwanis Center
936 Redwine Road
Fayetteville, Georgia 30215
Gardening in
Fayette County
Symposium Fee is $15.00
IF registered by May 1st
After May 1st: $20.00
Registration fee includes snacks, lunch,
and door prize drawings
Seating is Limited; Reserve Early!
Total Enclosed:________________
Payment by Check Only*
Make payable to
Fayette County Extension
Mail to:
Fayette County Extension
140 Stonewall Ave. Suite 209
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
*Credit card and cash payments
available at our office. Credit card
payments are not available on event
Event sponsored by Chick-fil-a and
includes original chicken sandwich
FROM JONESBORO: From Hwy 19 & 41, travel East on GA54 toward Peachtree City & GA-85/GA-92/GLYNN ST. Turn
left at stop light and continue on GA-85. Turn SLIGHT
RIGHT onto BEAUREGARD BLVD where it becomes
REDWINE RD. Kiwanis Park will be two miles on the left
and there are two entrances into the park.
FROM PEACHTREE CITY: From Peachtree City travel East
on GA-54 to Fayetteville to the stop light on GA-85. Turn
right onto GA-85 and continue to the next street. Turn
become REDWINE RD. Kiwanis Park will be two miles on
the left and you will have two entrances into the park.
FROM RIVERDALE: From GA-85 in Riverdale travel
approximately 15 miles to past the courthouse in the
center of Fayetteville. After you past the courthouse on
the left, make SLIGHT RIGHT onto BEAUREGARD BLVD. It
will become REDWINE RD. Kiwanis Park will be two miles
on the left and you will have two entrances into park.
Fayette County
Annual Symposium
Saturday May 16, 2015
About the Presenters
8:00 Registration
8:45 Welcome
Door Prize Drawing
Must be present to win
9:00 Speaker: Audrey Harrelson
“Fayette’s Finest Birds”
10:00 Break-Educational Booths
10:30 Speaker: Mark Banta
“Low Maintenance Plants for
11:30 Lunch– Educational Booths
Soil Testing, Container
Gardening, and Septic Tank
Safety Demos
1:00 Speaker: Larry Dove
“Organic Gardening 101”
2:00 Break– Educational Booths
Door Prize Drawing
Must be present to win
2:30 Speaker: Kim Toal
“Encouraging Pollinators and
Beneficial's in your Backyard”
3:30 Conclusion, Evaluations
Pesticide Re-certification:
1 hour Private & Category 24
Audrey Harrelson is the
proprietor of Wild Birds
Unlimited in Peachtree
City GA. After graduating
from North Georgia
College, Audrey moved to
Fulton County, where she
currently resides. In 2004,
Audrey and Husband
Bobby opened Wild Birds
after becoming frustrated
with having to either
order birding supplies via mail order or drive to the north
side of town. Business has since thrived and they enjoy
providing materials here in Fayette for bird enthusiasts.
Mark Banta is the
President & Chief
Executive Officer of
Piedmont Park
Conservancy. Prior to his
role at Piedmont Park,
Mark served as president
of the Woodall Rogers
Park Foundation,
overseeing the
construction and launch of
Klyde Warren Park, a $110
Million, 5.2-acre deck
park. From 1996-2012 Mark served as the General Manager
of Centennial Olympic Park, overseeing the construction of
the park and managing the operational and administrative
functions of the Park. Previously, Mr. Banta worked for the
University of Georgia as a County Extension Agent and
Horticulture Program Leader, specializing in the green
industry. He has served as president of several industry
organizations including the Metro Atlanta Landscape and
Turf Association, and The Georgia Turfgrass Association and
has served on the board of the Urban Ag Council.
Larry Dove and
his wife Twila
own Two Doves
Farm., a certified
organic farm in
the heart of
Fayette County.
His mission in life
is to teach others
the importance of
organic gardening
and the benefits of growing your own food. Larry
regularly teaches classes at local elementary schools,
Peachtree City Community Garden, West Georgia
University and University of Georgia Extension Offices.
He is currently working with Camp Southern Group on
implementing an organic garden to supply the camp
with fresh produce.
Kim Toal is the Fayette
County Extension
Coordinator and
Agriculture and
Natural Resources
Agent. She has a
Bachelors of Science in
Environmental Science
and a Masters of
Science from the
University of Georgia.
Growing up in the
agricultural community, she has learned the importance
of education regarding proper gardening techniques and
plant selections to increase gardening success. Since
employment in 2011, she has developed education
programs for citizens and industry professionals to
increase conceptual understanding and provide guidance
to enhance the gardening experience.