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GARDENING EVENTS FOR July 2014

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Junior Master Gardener (JMG) DayCamp

Date: 07 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: $75.00
Location: Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road SE, Lobby A, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770)278-7373

Details:

Have you ever wanted to know how plants grow or where your food comes from? Make a live terrarium or grow edible food in a jar? Wondered about bugs that eat our plants? Ever wanted to visit a farm or learn how to help out the food bank by growing fresh vegetables for people in need? The JMG program may be for you! By completing this 1-week course you will become a certified JMG. You’ll go on fun field trips & learn about growing plants, soils & water, ecology, the environment, insects, diseases

Sunflower Concert: Randall Bramblett with Dodd Ferrelle

Date: 08 July 2014 - 08 July 2014
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $15; $5 children ages 6-12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Flower Garden Lawn
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Randall Bramblett returns to the State Botanical Garden for an intimate acoustic concert. The Intelligencer wrote about his album released last year: “Elements of pop, soul, blues, and the sounds of the church combine with Randall’s often wistful, beautifully conceived lyrics…” Bring a picnic basket, spread a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy a summer evening outdoors with family and friends. Concert moves indoors in wet weather.

Friends First Friday: Music at the Sunflower Concerts

Date: 11 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden Visitor Center Gardenside Room
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

William Tonks is not only a guiding force in the State Botanical Garden, but also in the Athens music scene. Tonks not only created the Sunflower Music Series over a decade ago, but he has hired the bands to perform these outdoor concerts. Come hear about the music and personalities that will command the stage for our four 2014 Sunflower Concerts. Friends First Friday includes a breakfast. Please make your reservation by Wednesday, July 9 by calling 706-542-9353.

POLLINATORS And PESTICIDES

Date: 12 July 2014 - 12 July 2014
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Cost: Free
Location: Rosecreek Library, 4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, Georgia
Phone: (770)721-7803

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on “Pollinators and Pesticides”, Saturday, July 12, 10:00 a.m., Rosecreek Library, 4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, Georgia. Learn how to attracting and protect pollinators in your yard. Registration is required, so please call the Extension office at (770)721-7803. Follow Cherokee County Master Gardeners on facebook at www.facebook.com/cherokeemastergardeners for gardening tips as well as upcoming seminars.

The Trial Gardens’ Public Open House

Date: 12 July 2014 - 12 July 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free but $5 donations is preferred
Location: 220 W. Green Street, Athens Ga
Phone: (770)298-9151

Details:

Athens, Ga – The 32nd annual Trial Gardens’ Public Open House will be on Saturday, July 12th from 9am to 1pm. The UGA Public Open House is event for people of all ages to enjoy. Dr. Ruter, the director of the Trial Gardens will be there to lead tours of the Garden. A $5 donation is requested upon entry. The Trial Gardens can only accept cash or check (make checks out to The Gardens).The South Campus Parking Deck is available for pay-per-hour parking. For more information visit our website.

Full Moon Hike

Date: 12 July 2014 - 12 July 2014
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $5/person; $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Come see nature come alive at night this spring! Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night! Be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. If you have young children or infants, a backpack carrier is suggested. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the Fountain in front of the Visitor Center.

Breakfast with the Butterflies

Date: 12 July 2014 - 12 July 2014
Time: 8 am - 10 am
Cost: $20 General Public/$15 CNC Members
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell GA
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Our Butterfly Encounter will soon be closed but you have one last chance to enjoy an exclusive experience! Join us for a light breakfast and spend time inside our butterfly encounter with a limited number of participants. Ages 4 – Adult, $20 General Public/$15 CNC Members; Registration Required by July 7th (limited spaces). Advance Registration Required at 770-992-2055 x237, scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org, or http://tinyurl.com/lxt9hvn www.chattnaturecenter.org

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Monthly Meeting

Date: 15 July 2014 - 15 July 2014
Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free (with exception of small parking charge)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Phone: (678)895-3945

Details:

We are honored to welcome our distinguished guest speaker, MEGAN McCARTHY, Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden Chef. Her topic will be on using herbs and garden vegetables for healthy eating. Her creative culinary experience and enthusiasm brings healthy food to life! You don’t want to miss this meeting – Megan will be cooking food and making things with her recipes. Refreshments will be served! Everyone welcome!

Medicine Making Workshop at Sugar Creek Garden

Date: 20 July 2014 - 20 July 2014
Time: 4:oopm-6:00pm
Cost: Suggested Donation $10
Location: Sugar Creek Garden* is located in the floodplain behind Oakhurst Presbyterian Church at East Lake Drive and Second Avenue (across the street from the dog park); it is at the back of the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church parking lot. 415 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030 *Sugar Creek Garden does not currently have restroom facilities. Attendees should be prepared accordingly.
Phone:

Details:

Materials to bring: To be announced by July 16
Workshop details: To be announced officially July 16 – it depends on what is harvestable, but save the date and time for now!

Email Sugar Creek Garden manager Dara Suchke if you have questions in the meantime – dara@wyldecenter.org

Invasive Plant Species – ID & Control

Date: 22 July 2014 - 22 July 2014
Time: 6:45 pm
Cost: $10 per person
Location: 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 (extension auditorium)
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Speaker: Extension Agent, Gary Peiffer

Will help you identify the major culprits out there and discuss ways to control them and limit their spread.

The Nature Club: Dine and Discover – Pollinator Gardens

Date: 24 July 2014 - 24 July 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Adult, $10 General Public, $5 CNC Members
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Join us for our July potluck starting at 7pm and then our speaker – Ron Smith. Ron will teach us how we can create our very own pollinator gardens. Animal pollinators are needed for the reproduction of 90% of flowering plants and one third of human food crops. Ages 16 – Adult, $10 General Public, $5 CNC Members. Registration is not required, however if you would like you may register in advance. Registration at 770-992-2055 x237, scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org, or http://tinyurl.com/k6rufkc

Medicine Making Workshop at Sugar Creek Garden

Date: 27 July 2014 - 27 July 2014
Time: 4:oopm-6:00pm
Cost: $5 Wylde Center Members, $15 Non Members
Location: Sugar Creek Garden* is located in the floodplain behind Oakhurst Presbyterian Church at East Lake Drive and Second Avenue (across the street from the dog park); it is at the back of the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church parking lot. 415 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030 *Sugar Creek Garden does not currently have restroom facilities. Attendees should be prepared accordingly.
Phone:

Details:

Workshop details: To be announced- it depends on what is harvestable, but save the date and time for now!

Email Sugar Creek Garden manager Dara Suchke if you have questions in the meantime – dara@wyldecenter.org

Native Medicinal Plants

Date: 29 July 2014 - 29 July 2014
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center Gardenside Room
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

The botanically rich Southeastern U.S. is home to a vast array of native plants with a long history of use as medicines. This course will emphasize both traditional and current uses of native plants. Students will learn about the role that native plant medicines have played in history, the ecological impact of the growing demand for herbal medicines, and what is being done to move towards the sustainable use of medicinal native herbs.