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Tate to be keynote speaker at ACGC luncheon

Posted: March 2, 2014 - 1:02am
Former Atlanta Journal-Constitution garden columnist Martha Tate will be the keynote speaker at the annual spring awards luncheon of the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs later this month.   Special photo
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Former Atlanta Journal-Constitution garden columnist Martha Tate will be the keynote speaker at the annual spring awards luncheon of the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs later this month.

Former Atlanta Journal-Constitution
garden columnist Martha Tate will be the keynote speaker at the annual spring awards luncheon of the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs later this month.

Tate, who was garden columnist of the Atlanta newspaper for 21 years, will present on A Garden to Remember during the March 27 meeting. The luncheon will be held at the Augusta Country Club and is open to the public.

Tate’s love of gardening likely stemmed from growing up in an 1852 house surrounded by flower and vegetable gardens in Palmetto, Georgia. She studied history at Vanderbilt University and later taught in the Atlanta Public Schools.

In 1994, Tate and two friends created a TV series – A Gardener’s Diary – for Home & Garden Television. The show, for which Tate served as a writer, garden scout and co-executive producer, aired for 11 years.

The deadline to register for the Augusta Council of Garden Club’s luncheon at which Tate will speak is March 18. A $25 registration fee covers lunch. Vegan and gluten free menu options are available.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for registration, coffee and fellowship. The program begins promptly at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.

The ACGC luncheon will feature the presentation by Tate, announcement of award winners, silent auction awards and the presentation of door prizes.

Registration forms can be obtained from Dr. Virginia Allen. Dr. Allen can be reached at Allen.Virgini@aol.com or (706) 736-6793.

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