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GARDENING EVENTS FOR January 2016

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Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 08 January 2016 - 08 January 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

1491:New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C Mann
Facilitator Judy Cassell

Create a Rain Garden

Date: 08 January 2016 - 08 January 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 the components of a functioning Rain Garden and how to design and construct your own. With Mike Kahle from the Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program.

Georgia Iris Society Meeting

Date: 09 January 2016 - 09 January 2016
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Cost: free
Location: St Bartholomew Episcopal Church
Phone: (404) 202-3888

Details:

Georgia Iris Society will meet on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2pm at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329. Mark & Patty Franklin, owners of MP Flowers in Alpharetta will present “Caring for daylilies, iris and companion plants.
Join us for education, recreation and beautification. Meetings are free to the public and all are welcome.
Snacks and door prizes will be provided.
For more information contact Stacey Cooke or Harvey Holmes 404 202 3888.

Composting: Turning Garbage into Gold

Date: 11 January 2016 - 11 January 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:

Master Gardener Kate Pittman will present a program on composting for home gardeners at the January meeting of Mountain Shadow Garden Club (MSGC). Composting is an easy way to transform landscape waste and kitchen scraps into a dark, crumbly soil amendment. Ms. Pittman holds degrees from the University of
Georgia and worked in the mining industry. She has been a volunteer with the Gwinnett County Master Gardener Program for over 11 years. Meeting open to men and women of all ages.

North Georgia Camellia Society

Date: 11 January 2016 - 11 January 2016
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Cost: No cost other than parking deck fee, est. $2 an hour.
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (404) 355-4478

Details:

We are excited to have as our speaker Tom Johnson, the Director of Gardens at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC. Former horticulturist of Massee Lane Gardens, Tom is a camellia expert and will have much to tell us about the design and upkeep of an authentic Romantic Garden.

We meet monthly, September – November and January – April.
Visit our Facebook page!

Save the Dates – February 20 & 21, 2016 – Our Camellia Show in Day Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Landscape Changes and Homeowners Associations

Date: 12 January 2016 - 12 January 2016
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: East Cobb Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Gardeners’ Night Out: Homeowners Associations often have strict requirements for landscaping in front of homes. It does not have to be a “one size fits all solution. Learn about alternatives with MG Pam Bohlander.

Beekeeping Short Course

Date: 16 January 2016 - 16 January 2016
Time: 8:00 AM
Cost: $95
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (770) 855-5255

Details:

Register now for the most extensive one day course around. Speakers include Dr. Keith Delapane, Keith Fielder, and Georgia Master Beekeepers to introduce you to all aspects of beekeeping in the Atlanta area.
Attendance is limited to 100. Everything is included = parking, lunch, book, and goody bag, and lots of information.
For more information, go to http://www.metroatlantabeekeepers.org/beekeeping_short_cour…
This day of learning and fun is planned to prepare you to get your first bees.

Lecture on Propagating

Date: 19 January 2016 - 19 January 2016
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: free
Location: The Bridge CC, 225 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Phone:

Details:

On January 19, 2016 JoAnn Wright will be the speaker for the January Fayette Master Gardeners Association meeting. She will be speaking on many techniques of plant propagation with emphasis on those most commonly used by home gardeners. She has a B.S. degree in Soils & Horticulture from the University of Minnesota. Before retirement, she worked for the USDA Seed Bank at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin. She became a MG in 2008 and has contributed to local plant sales !

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Monthly Meeting

Date: 19 January 2016 - 19 January 2016
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free except small parking deck charge
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA
Phone: (678) 895-3945

Details:

Everyone is invited to attend the first meeting of 2016! We will have a panel of Consulting Rosarians discussing rose related growing issues. If you have been thinking of putting in a little rose garden, this is a good opportunity to come talk with the experts and learn how best to grow beautiful roses. Light refreshments will be served. We welcome new rose gardeners and old rose gardeners!

Seed and Scion Swap

Date: 23 January 2016 - 23 January 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Decatur Library (215 Sycamore Street) and the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street)
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

Share seeds and scions (cuttings from fruit trees) with experts, members and friends of the Wylde Center, Park Pride and Slow Food Atlanta Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Decatur Library and Decatur Recreation Center. The free event will begin at the Library at 10:30 a.m. with a talk by author Ira Wallace on Family Heirloom Seeds, then continues at the Decatur Rec Center where attendees can swap seeds and talk to gardening experts.

DeKalb Federation of Garden Clubs meeting

Date: 28 January 2016 - 28 January 2016
Time: 10:00AM - Noon
Cost: No charge and visitors are welcome
Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: (404) 872-5730

Details:

Gordon Rogers, Executive Director, Flint Riverkeeper speaks on “Our Rivers, Our Future” and presents an up to date look at the continuing environmental and legislative issues regarding our precious and pressed resource. The Flint River system originates under Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport and flows to the Florida line, where it joins the Chattahoochee to form the Apalachicola River and thence to the Gulf at Apalachicola Bay. There will be a brief business meeting first.

30th Southern Gardening Symposium

Date: 29 January 2016 - 31 January 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Price varies per class and overnight stay
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (855) 546-9740

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 30 years! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve already got a fantastic line up of speakers – and more to come.

Nature’s Healers: Medicinal Plants and Aromatherapy

Date: 30 January 2016 - 30 January 2016
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Cost: $35 General Public/$20 CNC Members by 1/27
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770) 992-2055

Details:

Get a holistic start to the New Year with a fun and interactive look at what Mother Nature has to offer to your health regiment! Join Horticulturist Lisa Cole for this introduction into the amazing world of healing plants. This beginners’ class focuses on herbs and oils used since antiquity to treat a variety of ailments, with an emphasis on women’s needs and particular energizing blends that help to chase the winter blues away. http://chattnaturecenter.org/adults/ 770-992-2055 x237