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GARDENING EVENTS FOR February 2016

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DeKalb Master Gardener Assoc: Sustainable Gardening with Susan Varlamoff

Date: 01 February 2016 - 01 February 2016
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Cost: Free, so bring a friend
Location: Northlake - Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb Co. Public Library at 3772 LaVista Rd., Tucker, GA 30084
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Details:

Susan M. Varlamoff will speak to us about Sustainable Gardening. She just wrote Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast, available on Amazon.
Susan is director of the Office of Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia, a certified Georgia Master Gardener in Gwinnett County, and the 2012 recipient of the University of Georgia Sustainability Award. She is the author of The Polluters: A Community Fights Back.

Learn how to make your garden more sustainable! Bring a friend!

BACKYARD CHICKENS 101

Date: 06 February 2016 - 06 February 2016
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $40 members/ $50 non-members
Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30306
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We’ve joined forces with The Homestead Atlanta and The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, for our crash course in keeping backyard chickens! This class will cover legislation, coop design, breed selection, care and feeding. You will also receive a resource list of local chicken groups, vets, chick and feed sources. The last 30 min of the class is Q&A. Bonus: get to meet and handle one of Anne-Marie’s feathered friends!

BEEKEEPING BASICS

Date: 07 February 2016 - 07 February 2016
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Cost: $30 member/ $40 nonmember
Location: Oakhurst Community Garden 435 Oakview Rd Decatur, GA, 30030
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Join Véronique Perrot, beekeeper of the Edgewood Garden hives, for an introduction to bees and beekeeping. We will cover the workings of a bee colony, the role of honey bees and native bees, and the basics of beekeeping equipment and paraphernalia. If weather allows, we will look inside one of the Garden’s hives, so come with light-colored long sleeved shirt and long pants. Handouts will be provided. Prerequisite: Intro to Bees and Native Pollinators is suggested, combine these workshops & save!

INTRO TO NATIVE POLLINATORS

Date: 07 February 2016 - 07 February 2016
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $20 member/$30 nonmember
Location: Oakhurst Community Garden 435 Oakview Rd Decatur, GA, 30030
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Join Véronique Perrot, beekeeper of the Edgewood Garden hives, and learn about how pollinators survive and thrive. This class is suited for the curious gardener and people who think they want to become a Beekeeper. Combine with Beekeeping 101 and save ($50 for both)!

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 08 February 2016 - 08 February 2016
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Founders Hall, 5801 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: (404) 641-8633

Details:

Laura Hartt, Water Policy Director for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), will present a program titled “Tapped Out: The Drying Up of Atlanta”. Her talk examines the causes of the ongoing water crisis in the metro Atlanta region, focusing on the Chattahoochee watershed and offering practical solutions. Ms. Hartt has an undergraduate degree in biology from Cal Poly Pomona and a graduate degree in wildlife ecology from Utah State University. She also holds an environmental law degree.

Suburban Home Vegetable Garden

Date: 09 February 2016 - 09 February 2016
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: West Cobb Regional Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Gardeners’ Night Out: You can grow tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, blueberries, greens, and many herbs with ease without the use of pesticides. With MG Vickie Baroni.

Landscape Construction

Date: 09 February 2016 - 09 February 2016
Time: 6:45 pm
Cost: $10 per person
Location: 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 (extension auditorium)
Phone: (404) 298-4080

Details:

DeKalb Extension Home Garden Series 2016
Speaker: Mike Smith, Experienced Contractor
topic: discusses ways to build simple landscape structures out of wood

can register and pay by credit on the phone!

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 12 February 2016 - 12 February 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid by Craig Pittman Facilitator Sondra Nierenberg

Compost and Soil Amendments

Date: 12 February 2016 - 12 February 2016
Time: 1200noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Lunch and Learn: Bring your lunch and learn how to turn poor soil into plant-friendly soil with MG Eddie Rhoades.

Georgia Iris Society Meeting

Date: 13 February 2016 - 13 February 2016
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: free
Location: 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, Ga 30329
Phone: (404) 202-3888

Details:

Georgia Iris Society will meet at 2pm on Saturday, Feb. 13m 2016 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road,NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.
“Water Friendly Irises (Louisianas & Flags”) will be presented by Jean Scharle of
Randy’s Perennials & Water Gardens of Lawrenceville, GA
Join us for education, beautification and recreation. Our meetings are free to the public and all are welcome. Snacks and door prizes will be available.
For more information contact Stacey Cooke or Harvey Holmes

Amazing Mason Bee

Date: 16 February 2016 - 16 February 2016
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: free
Location: The Bridge, 225 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City
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Details:

Frank and Patty Hiller are both Clayton County Master Gardeners and Master Birders with the Audubon Society.

They will give a lecture about the Mason Bees as pollinators.

American Hydrangea Society Winter Meeting

Date: 18 February 2016 - 18 February 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Welcome to Everyone
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church 4465 Northside Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30327
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Speaker for the meeting is Landscape Architect, Dottie Myers. Topic will be using hydrangeas in the landscape. Dottie Myers has been designing gardens in Georgia for the past 33 years. Combining her design skills with her love of plants has won Dottie several industry awards and exposure in national magazines. She was also awarded the Communicator of the Year award from the Georgia Green Industry.
Social Hour 7:00-7:30 PM
Meeting 7:30 PM

North Atlanta Home Show

Date: 19 February 2016 - 21 February 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 general admission; children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older free
Location: Infinite Energy Center
Phone: (770) 798-1997

Details:

Over 150 home remodeling experts will gather at Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center) Feb. 19-21 (www.AtlantaHomeShow.com). Featuring the latest products and services for home remodeling, interiors, landscapes and outdoor living, the North Atlanta Home Show offers attendees the opportunity to comparison shop and talk to the experts. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Expert speakers, including Walter Reeves, door prizes, live radio broadcasts, buyer discounts and much more.

ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW

Date: 20 February 2016 - 21 February 2016
Time: Saturday, 1:00pm-5:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: Admission to the show is free with your ABG entry.
Location: Day Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (404) 355-4478

Details:

Brighten up your winter week-end by visiting the CAMELLIA SHOW at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, in Day Hall on Saturday, February 20th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Sunday, February 21st, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission to the show is free with your ABG entry. This beautiful display of blooms is sponsored by the North Georgia Camellia Society, a member of the American Camellia Society. The North Georgia Camellia Society meets the second Monday evening, September – May at the Atlanta
Botanical Garden.

TREE PRUNING: MAINTAINING YOUR FRUIT FOREST

Date: 20 February 2016 - 20 February 2016
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $20 member/$30 nonmember
Location: Global Growers: Decatur's Kitchen Garden 500 South Columbia Drive Decatur, GA, 30030
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Planting your fruit trees is just the first step – a healthy fruit forest depends on knowing how to care for and prune your leafy friends. Join Daniel Ballard of Convivial Gardens to learn about the maintenance and care of fruit trees and ornamentals on your property. This hands-on workshop will focus on proper pruning, care and maintenance, though we may also cover planting (depending on the site’s needs).

DeKalb Master Gardener Assoc: From Cottages to Castles… Presented by Lori Prosser

Date: 22 February 2016 - 22 February 2016
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Cost: Free! Bring a friend!
Location: Northlake - Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb Co. Public Library at 3772 LaVista Rd., Tucker, GA 30084
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Join DMGA as we travel along Lori’s journey and become inspired by the beauty and history of the gardens of England.

Lori Prosser is a Gwinnett County Master Gardener and avid photographer who returned home after living 4 years in England. The experience gave her the opportunity to travel and pursue her passion for photography. She is eager to share a variety of English gardens with you.
Armchair Gardening! Easy on the body. Bring a friend!

The Inspired Gardener – A Symposium and Silent Auction

Date: 27 February 2016 - 27 February 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 3:30PM
Cost: $79 GPPA and ABG members / $89 non-members
Location: Day Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (770) 439-7112

Details:

A day of inspiring speakers and an opportunity to bid on exceptional garden treasures, presented by Georgia Perennial Plant Association and Atlanta Botanical Garden. Dr. Bill Welch will speak on “Our Garden Heritage,” Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward will cover “Plant Diseases,” Vincent Simeone will explain how to “Grow More with Less,” Carol Reese will urge us to “Just do It”–create a truly individual garden, and Bill Smith will cover “Garden Design.” Registration deadline Feb. 22; space is limited.