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GA Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Date: 01 January 2017 - 17 February 2017
Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: free
Location: Clayton County Extension Office 1262 Government Cir. Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 473-3945


Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with the Clayton County Extension Office and the Clayton County Master Gardener Volunteers to hold the District’s Annual Tree Giveaway. Seedlings will be given out at the Clayton County Extension Office.

Herbs for Culinary Use

Date: 02 January 2017 - 25 January 2017
Time: Noon - 1p.m.
Cost: free
Location: Clayton County International Park, The Beach, VIP Building 2300 Hwy 138 Jonesboro
Phone: (770) 473-5434


Herbs are among the easiest plants to grow. Learn how to plant, grow and harvest the most popular herbs. Simple recipes will be shared.
Taught by Susan Neto
Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 09 January 2017 - 09 January 2017
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


On Monday evening, January 9, Master Gardener Kate Pittman will present a program on “Rain Gardens” for Mountain Shadow Garden Club. Rain gardens can help solve drainage issues in lawn areas and offer planting areas attractive to birds and butterflies. Use of stones and other landscape materials can be part of the solution. Ms. Pittman has a degree in Geology from the University of Georgia and a degree in Geological Engineering. The program is free and open to men and women of all ages.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 13 January 2017 - 13 January 2017
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 998-8737


H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald, facilitator Jean DeRosa

Georgia Iris Society meeting

Date: 14 January 2017 - 14 January 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00PM
Cost: free
Location: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Phone: (404) 202-3888


The Georgia Iris Society will host the first meeting of 2017 on Saturday, January 14 at 2pm at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Valarie Nichols, free lance illustrator, graphic designer and backyard beekeeper will present, “To Plan Your Garden, Think Like a Pollinator.
Our meetings are free to the public and all are welcome. Join us for education, recreation and beautification. Snacks and doorprizes will be available.

Beekeeping Course

Date: 21 January 2017 - 19 August 2017
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Cost: $90-$250
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens 2382 Pine Mountain Rd Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (770) 919-0248


Beginning January 21st, Smith-Gilbert Gardens is proud to offer a beekeeping course. This multi module program strives to introduce students to beekeeping and to support participants along the way for the first year. By next spring you could have your own hive and bees buzzing around your garden! The course is split up into two modules. Becoming a beekeeper and running your own hive will require you to take both modules.
For more information, contact Anna Bell King at 770-919-0248

Fifth Annual Seed and Scion Swap

Date: 22 January 2017 - 22 January 2017
Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free, with $5 donation suggested
Location: Decatur Library and Decatur Recreation Center
Phone: (404) 371-1920


Gardeners of all experience levels are invited to share seeds and scions (cuttings from fruit trees) with experts, members and friends of the Wylde Center and Park Pride Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at the Decatur Library (215 Sycamore Street) and the adjacent Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street). The event will begin at the Library at 2:30 p.m. with a talk by Tor Janson, collections curator for the Seed Savers Exchange, followed by seed swapping and gardening conversation.

Docent Training at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Date: 23 January 2017 - 20 February 2017
Time: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Smith-Gilbert Gardens 2382 Pine Mountain Rd Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (770) 919-0248


Tour Guides Needed for Spring Garden Tours
Beginning Monday, January 23rd, Smith-Gilbert Gardens will be offering a docent training course designed to prepare individuals to lead tours and assist with programs for children and adult groups. Classes occur for five consecutive weeks. Docents are required to submit a formal application, available on the website, and must submit to a background check and drug screen.
For more information, contact Anna Bell King at

Prepare Your Soil for Planting

Date: 23 January 2017 - 23 January 2017
Time: Noon-1 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Jonesboro Library, 124 Smith Street, Jonesboro GA 30236
Phone: (770) 478-7120


The first program in this mini-series will focus on the steps needed to prepare your soil for spring gardening. Join us for an informative session and a lite bite.

DMGA Meeting Arty Schronce: Georgia Garden Plants: The Overused, Underused, Misused and Abused

Date: 23 January 2017 - 23 January 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Cost: Free! Bring a friend
Location: Northlake-Barbara Loar Library 3772 LaVista Road Tucker, GA 30084


DeKalb Master Gardener Association invites you to join us to hear Arty Schronce at our next meeting.
Arty has worked for a major agricultural biotechnology company and served as
senior horticulturist for a seed company. At the Georgia
Department of Agriculture he writes “Arty’s Garden” for the Farmers and
Consumers Market Bulletin and “Consumer Q’s,” a weekly Q&A column.
A great presenter, and you’re sure to learn lots about the plants to use, or avoid, in your garden. See you there!

GGIA’s WinterGreen Tradeshow & Conference

Date: 25 January 2017 - 27 January 2017
Time: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Infinite Energy Center
Phone: (706) 632-0100


The Georgia Green Industry Association’s Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference will be held January 25-27 at the Infinite Energy Forum (Formerly the Gwinnett Center) in Duluth, Georgia. The annual event is Georgia’s only multi-day trade show and education conference for the horticulture and landscape industries. A new outdoor equipment will also debut at Wintergreen 2017 allowing attendees to demo mowers, skid-steers and other machines for the trade.

Herbs for Culinary Use

Date: 26 January 2017 - 26 January 2017
Time: Noon-1 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Clayton County International Park 2300 Highway 138, Jonesboro
Phone: (770) 473-3945


Herbs are among the easiest plants to grow. Learn how to plant, grow, harvest and use them in simple recipes. Taught by Susan Neto, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer.

The class is free, but please let us know you are coming. Register by email at or by phone at 770-473-3945.

Controlling pests in and around the home

Date: 26 January 2017 - 26 January 2017
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: No cost
Location: Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross, GA 30093.
Phone: (678) 377-4011


Gwinnett County Extension Agent Timothy Daly will discuss ways to control termites and other pests, keep them out of your house, and how pest control companies can best serve you. There is no charge, but pre-registration is required by January 24. To register, contact Timothy Daly at 678.377.4010 or