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State Botanical Garden to host nature writer for talk, writing workshop

Dorinda Dallmeyer

Athens, Ga. – The State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia will host Dorinda Dallmeyer, naturalist and writer, for a talk and writing workshop March 8-9.

Dallmeyer will share stories and information about the Altamaha River, the subject of her latest book, “Altamaha: A River and Its Keeper” at a lecture March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Visitor Center and Conservatory. A reception precedes the lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room. The cost for both the lecture and the reception is $20 and supports the Friends of the Garden. Pre-registration is required by March 1. To pre-register, call 706/542-6138.

Dallmeyer is director of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design. She also manages the Southern Nature Project, a regional e-community promoting more and better writing about the Southern environment. Dallmeyer’s talk is the highlight of the annual Friends of the Garden meeting and is open to the public.

On March 9 from 9 a.m.-noon, Dallmeyer will teach a writing workshop, “Native to a Place: Writing the Southern Environment.” The workshop will cover a variety of techniques for incorporating natural history and field observation into writing. Participants will use the garden to work on sharpening their perceptions of nature to write richer descriptions. The class is $35. Preregistration is required. To pre-register, call 706/542-6156 or see

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
A unit of the University of Georgia Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia provides the general public as well as UGA faculty, staff and students opportunities for recreation, events, research and learning through its natural areas, display gardens and building spaces. The State Botanical Garden is located at 2450 South Milledge Ave., Athens, one mile south of the Athens Perimeter. For more information, see