The North Georgia Master Gardeners Plant Sale has been rescheduled, due to a scheduling mixup. It is now scheduled for Friday, May 13, from 11:00 – 7:00. This is the place to get your native plants, and advice on planting them from the Master Gardeners. The sale will be held at the Pavillion of the United Community Bank, at the intersection of Hwy 515 and West First Street in Blue Ridge. That is, diagonally across from the McDonald’s, in the back. It is cash or check only, and benefits Fannin County High School seniors who are entering botanical-related college programs. But the main thing is … this is the place to get your native plants.
Here’s an update on the long agitated “Northern Arc” project, the successor of the “Outer Loop.” That’s the project to connect Interstate 75 with Interstate 85, somewhere north of Atlanta. We’ve been holding our breath here in the mountains for a long time, because in the past, there has been talk of putting it through Jasper, or even Ellijay, which would definitely affect our area and the mountain ecology we all know and love. Current plans are to improve State Road 20, from Canton to Cumming. Here’s a rundown of the status of the project from the Georgia Sierra Club. Yes, the hated “environmentalists.”