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GARDENING EVENTS FOR January 2015

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Full Moon Hike Series

Date: 04 January 2015 - 04 January 2015
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cost: $5.00/person or $15.00/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Meet at Fountain in front of Visitor Center
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Come see the garden come alive at night! Each hike 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!

FRIENDS First Friday

Date: 09 January 2015 - 09 January 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Cost: $12.00
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center Downstairs
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

This monthly event includes a full breakfast and an opportunity to meet new people while learning about the Garden, gardening or garden history. Please make your reservation by Wednesday, January 7 by calling 706-542-9353.

Lunch & Learn – Vermicomposting

Date: 09 January 2015 - 09 January 2015
Time: 12noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770)528-4070

Details:

Recycling with Worms! Amy Whitney, Cobb County Extension
Worm farming is easy, fun and free. Learn to provide benefit to your garden and the environment. Vermicomposting uses earthworms to turn organic wastes into very high quality compost.

Georgia Iris Society Meeting

Date: 10 January 2015 - 10 January 2015
Time: 2:00-4:00PM
Cost: free
Location: Northlake Library
Phone: (404)679-4408

Details:

The Georgia Iris Society will host a meeting on January 10. 2015 at 2pm at Barbara Loar Northlake Library, 3772 Lavista Road, Tucker, Georgia,
Kenneth Gohring of Azalea and Rhododendron Society will present a program on “Native Plants”.
Join us for education, beautification and recreation. Meeting are free to all.
For more information, contact Kathy Blackwell, 678 583 8603.

Art Exhibition: Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild

Date: 11 January 2015 - 08 March 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Consistent with the beauty and the mission of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will bring their work for an exhibition in the Visitor Center January 11-March 8, 2015. The nature-inspired quilts will be chosen for a juried show with entries from the 75 active fiber artists who meet several times a month to learn quilting techniques. The art of quilting has expanded considerably in the last few years to encompass not only traditional techniques but also using

Gardeners’ Night Out – Historic Gardens: From the Roman Empire to Colonial America

Date: 13 January 2015 - 13 January 2015
Time: 700pm - 800pm
Cost: free
Location: East Cobb Regional Library - 4880 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta
Phone: (770)528-4070

Details:

We will focus on some of the most important gardens that represent dramatic changes in garden design from the Roman to early American gardens

Complete Beekeeping Short Course

Date: 17 January 2015 - 17 January 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-5:00PM
Cost: $95
Location: Atlanta botanical Garden
Phone: (770)394-5051

Details:

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association is holding their annual course on January 17th, 2015 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Piedmont Road in Atlanta.
Our instructors include Dr. Jaime Ellis, Jennifer Berry, Keith Fielder, and several Georgia Master Beekeepers. Parking, coffee, and lunch are included. Space is limited for a full day of beekeeping knowledge taught by experts in their fields.
For more information, go to: http://www.metroatlantabeekeepers.org/beekeeping_short_course.php

Winter Tree Identification (Elective Course)

Date: 17 January 2015 - 17 January 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $50.00
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Trees may be most beautiful in the winter, when they are stripped down to their basic architecture. But can we know them without their leaves? In this class, students will learn the basics of identifying trees in the winter by learning about twigs, bark, leaf scars, fruits, and tree form. Students will learn to use a hand lens and a simple key for woody plants to identify species. Class time will be divided between classroom exercises and a field trip to the deciduous woods at the Botanical Gard

Native Plant Symposium

Date: 21 January 2015 - 21 January 2015
Time: 8:45AM - 3:30PM
Cost: $60.00 (lunch included)
Location: The Garden Club of Georgia, Terrace Room
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Native plants are uniquely adapted to local conditions and require little maintenance, withstanding temperature and moisture extremes. Most importantly, they provide sources of food and shelter for various insects, birds, and other animals. Join us for a day-long program that considers gardening with native flowers and trees along with related conservation issues. Learn how to incorporate your appreciation of these plants into your home landscape plan during this day-long presentation series.

Callaway Gardens 29th Southern Gardening Symposium

Date: 23 January 2015 - 25 January 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost:
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (855)421-3161

Details:

The Southern Gardening Symposium has brought professional speakers, a complete one-stop gardening Marketplace, and the excitement of being among some of the foremost gardeners and garden enthusiasts to Callaway Gardens for nearly 30 years! Come celebrate an exciting new program in the place that relishes in the art of fine gardening.

Pollinator Workshop

Date: 24 January 2015 - 24 January 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Carroll County Ag Center, 900 Newnan Rd., Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: (770)836-8546

Details:

A series of experts will share their knowledge and perspectives on the importance of pollinators/nectar feeders to the environment and how to attract them to the home garden. Doors open 9:00AM; educational sessions 9:30-3:30. Lunch available for purchase from Farmers Fresh. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration preferred. Call Carroll County UGA Extension: 770-836-8546. Sponsored by Carroll County Master Gardeners Association and Carroll County UGA Extension.

Plant Natives 2015, The Living Landscape

Date: 24 January 2015 - 24 January 2015
Time: 8:00AM - 3:30PM
Cost: 60$ in advance, 70$ at door, lunch included
Location: Chattanooga State C. C., Chattanooga, Tn
Phone:

Details:

Dr Doug Tallamy, author of “The Living Landscape” , will be discussing specialized relationships between animals and plants. Rita Venable, author of “Butterflies of Tennessee”, will be focusing on the challenges of planning a natural area that supports the butterfly population. Kelly Holbrooks, Director of Programs at the Southern Highlands Reserve, N C, will be focusing on design principles and planting design using native plants.

Certificate in Native Plants – Orientation for New Participants

Date: 28 January 2015 - 28 January 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Anne Shenk and Cora Keber, State Botanical Garden Education Staff, will introduce the Certificate program. Learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available to CNP participants including projects with Botanical Guardians, Citizen Science projects, and opportunities with the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance. Information on field trips will also be provided. This orientation is optional and free.