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GARDENING EVENTS FOR October 2013

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The Basics of Landscape Design

Date: 01 October 2013 - 01 October 2013
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Senior Center in Canton
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on Tuesday, October 1 starting at 7:00 PM at the Senior Center in Canton.

“The Basics of Landscape Design”
To have success with new landscape ideas, come learn the basics.

To insure enough hand outs, please call the Cherokee County Cooperative Extension at 770-479-0418 to register and get directions.

We look forward seeing you there.

Peek-a-Boo Fall Tour of Gardens

Date: 04 October 2013 - 05 October 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $10/ticket
Location: Augusta, GA
Phone: (706)868-8584

Details:

Sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs, the tour will feature private gardens at seven homes in Richmond and Columbia counties. Gardens range from large and formal to small and contemporary with something for everyone, including a Jenks Farmer design at one home. Tours may be taken over two days.

Outdoor Learning Symposium

Date: 04 October 2013 - 04 October 2013
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $85 - $110 includes a light breakfast, lunch, Friday's full day of sessions, and access to Oatland Island's trails and animal exhibits. A Saturday workshop will be offered for an additional $20.
Location: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, GA
Phone:

Details:

Join educators, gardeners, parents, etc. from across Georgia for a day of hands-on sessions that focus on engaging students in outdoor settings. Learn how to enhance your outdoor classroom or make use of any outdoor space that you have. The theme for the 17th annual Outdoor Learning Symposium is “GROW OUTDOORS: Outdoor Learning from Preschool to Highschool.”

Attend the optional Saturday (Oct. 5) workshop, Creating Wildlife Sanctuary Outdoor Learning Centers.

Hypertufa: A. K. A. Fun with Concrete

Date: 05 October 2013 - 05 October 2013
Time: 10:00AM
Cost: Supply Fee
Location: Senior Center in Canton
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on Saturday, October 5 starting at 10:00 AM at the Senior Center in Canton.

“Hypertufa: A.K. A. Fun with Concrete”
Come make a planter or stepping stone. Supply fee and limit 16.

Please call the Cherokee County Cooperative Extension at 770-479-0418 to register and get directions.

We look forward seeing you there.

Fall Into Gardening

Date: 05 October 2013 - 05 October 2013
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $10.00, cash or check
Location: Art Station; 5384 Manor Dr. Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Join Averil Bonsall and Gary Peiffer as they present
Historic and Unusual Trees of Stone Mountain
Presented by
The Dekalb Extension Master Gardener Program

Pre-register by Mailing a Check to:
Dekalb Extension
Attn. Stone Mountain Garden Lectures
4380 Memorial Dr.
Decatur, GA 30032

Make Checks payable to:
Dekalb Cooperative Extension

Proceeds go to:
Dekalb Extension Master Gardener Site Development

Contain Yourslef: Fall/Winter container Garending workshop

Date: 05 October 2013 - 05 October 2013
Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $35
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Expand your concept of container gardening by looking beyond the pair of pots by the front door to the role that mixed planters can play in your landscape, on your deck or patio, and in your life. Container gardening offers both ease and opportunity for your most successful gardening experiences. Join horticulturist Kathy Crye in this informal ‘hands-on’ class for a morning discussion that includes both design considerations and cultural know-how. Then plant your own container to take home.

Workshop: Creating Wildlife Sanctuary Outdoor Learning Centers

Date: 05 October 2013 - 05 October 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: $20 fee includes lunch
Location: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, GA
Phone:

Details:

Join nationally recognized naturalist and environmental educator, Jerry Hightower, for a fun, informative, and exciting workshop that will assist you in creating, improving, and utilizing wildlife sanctuary outdoor learning areas. From birdseed to butterflies and from chipmunks to chickadees; Jerry will demonstrate how to develop a beautiful, exciting landscape that will increase learning just outside your classroom.

1 PLU for teachers who also attend the Outdoor Learning Symposium (Oct. 4).

Fall into Gardening Series at ART Station

Date: 05 October 2013 - 12 October 2013
Time: 10:15 am (both lectures) - 11:30 am or 12 noon
Cost: $10 per person ($20 for both)
Location: ART STATION, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mtn., GA 30083
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

TWO GARDEN LECTURES (Sat. Oct 5 and Sat., Oct 12) both start at 10:15 am at the ART STATION, off downtown Stone Mtn. Village

Oct. 5 – Historic & Unusual Trees of Stone Mtn. -speakers: Averil Bonsall, master gardener and long time resident of Stone Mtn., and Gary Peiffer, extension agent and arborist/forester. Time: 10:15 am until 12 noon

Oct. 12th – Fall Flower Gardening by Helen O’Shea master gardener and avid flower and woodland gardener. Time: 10:15 am until 11:30 am

Plant Sale & Festival

Date: 05 October 2013 - 05 October 2013
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Location: 1400 Parker Road SE, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770)278-7373

Details:

8th Annual Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Plant Sale & Festival—fun for the whole family! Plants for sale, food and drink, children’s activities, gardening advice and materials, seminars, gardening vendors. Rain or shine. Saturday, October 5, 2013 @Extension Office. Admission free. For further information, contact the Rockdale County Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road SE, Conyers. 770-278-7373

Want to step up your cooking game?

Date: 05 October 2013 - 05 October 2013
Time: 11 am
Cost: Free
Location: Autumn Hill Nursery (Canton location)
Phone: (770)345-5252

Details:

Would you like to step up your cooking game? Are you a little curious about which spices to use for which dishes, and how much to use? We have the owner of Home Appetit coming to show us how to use all their unique spices and oils. All their spice are unique blends that professional chefs use world wide.
Saturday, October 5th at Autumn Hill Nursery (Canton location) at 11 am.
Bring a friend and stop by.
100 Pea Ridge Rd, Canton GA 30114

Making New Plants with Cuttings: FREE

Date: 06 October 2013 - 06 October 2013
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

Join Beech Hollow’s propagators, Jeff Killingsworth & Pandra Williams for a talk about basics of fall cuttings. Learn how and when to take cuttings and an inexpensive way to create a rooting chamber. Good for woody plants like azaleas.

Fall in Georgia – the Best Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

Date: 08 October 2013 - 08 October 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

Fall is the best time in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees and prepare soil for next year’s plantings. Most shrubs and trees will do better when they have the opportunity to get established over the winter. This class will cover: preparing soil, selecting shrubs, planting trees and shrubs, and mulching/watering/fertilizing.
Class run by Fulton Co. Coop Ext and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Bldg.

Fall in Georgia – the Best Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

Date: 09 October 2013 - 09 October 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

Fall is the best time in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees and prepare soil for next year’s plantings. Most shrubs and trees will do better when they have the opportunity to get established over the winter. This class will cover: preparing soil, selecting shrubs, planting trees and shrubs, and mulching/watering/fertilizing.
This class is run by the Fulton County Cooperative Extension, N Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission . To register, call (678) 297-6200.

WYLDE THINGS! Fall Gardening Series for toddlers and parents

Date: 09 October 2013 - 09 October 2013
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Cost: $40 Garden Member, $50 Non Members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

4 Sessions Wednesdays, 10:30 -11:30am, October 9-30
Join our Wylde Garden Educator Amy Foster on a playful exploration of the garden as the summer turns to autumn! Share the wonder of the outdoors with your child as we celebrate the abundance of food, flowers, bugs, birds and magic through stories, songs, and garden activities. Contact Andrea@wyldcent​er.org in advance for questions or if you want to try the program for the 1st day. Class size Minimum is 5 and max is 10.

Georgia: Its Beauty, Diversity and Natural History

Date: 10 October 2013 - 10 October 2013
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: free
Location: 10 College St., Norcross, GA 30071
Phone:

Details:

Charles Seabrook noted author, envirnomentalist and Atlanta Journal Constitution journalist will be speaking at the Norcross Community Center to interested community members. The Norcross Garden Club is hosting the event.

Fall Into Gardening

Date: 12 October 2013 - 12 October 2013
Time: 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Cost: $10.00, cash or check
Location: Art Station; 5384 Manor Dr. Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Join Master Gardener Helen O’Shea as she introduces you to
Fall Flower Gardening
Presented by
The Dekalb Extension Master Gardener Program

Pre-register by Mailing a Check to:
Dekalb Extension
Attn. Stone Mountain Garden Lectures
4380 Memorial Dr.
Decatur, GA 30032

Make Checks payable to:
Dekalb Cooperative Extension

Proceeds go to:
Dekalb Extension Master Gardener Site Development

Basket Weaving-Decorative Wall Basket

Date: 12 October 2013 - 12 October 2013
Time: 9 a.m.
Cost: $50
Location: Callaway Gardens Discovery Center
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Discover the joy of basket weaving! This delightfully charming basket with a hardwood oak handle is perfect for keeping keys, sunglasses, gloves and even mail. Weave the basket, and then use individual creativity to embellish with natural materials. Appropriate for beginner and intermediate basket weavers. All materials supplied. Bring heavy shears and an old bath towel. Limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Sharon Hynes
Fee: $50

Harvest on the Hooch – A Unity Garden Spectacular

Date: 13 October 2013 - 13 October 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $30.oo for Adults, $15 for children 6-12 and free for 5 and under
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Presented by Whole Foods Market a Garden Party With Food Prepared By Local Chefs – Join us for a beautiful fall afternoon dedicated to wholesome fresh gourmet food prepared by local chefs. While raising critically needed funds for the Center’s Unity Garden, Harvest on the Hooch will feature local chefs preparing fresh tapas style appetizers and delicious dishes, emphasizing the connection between good nutrition and health! The Unity Garden has donated over 12 tons of fresh produce, with the he

North Georgia Camellia Society

Date: 14 October 2013 - 14 October 2013
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: No charge except for parking deck (est. $2 an hour)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, GardenHouse Workshop
Phone: (404)355-4478

Details:

The guest speaker will be Marcia Weber, owner of Gardens to Love, a full service
landscape company. At Gardens to Love, Marcia Weber and her team have been
creating, installing and enhancing gardens all over the South for 35 years.

Her topic will be “Garden Design for Large, Medium and Small Gardens.”

The Workshop is on the lower level of the ABG GardenHouse and may be accessed via the elevator or stairwell.

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Meeting

Date: 15 October 2013 - 15 October 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free (with exception of small parking charge)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA (Workshop Room)
Phone: (678)895-3945

Details:

Join us as we welcome George Scesney, who will present a program on “Healthy Soil and How To Get It.” He will talk about soil components and structure, amendments and compost, and will specifically address the issue of
measuring pH after a very rainy summer with practical instructions on how to fix it. He is a Master Gardener, manages the vegetable garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, and grows food for the needy. Everyone welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Gwinnett Technical College Fall Plant Sale

Date: 15 October 2013 - 17 October 2013
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: per plant
Location: Gwinnett Technical College Greenhouse 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: (678)226-6298

Details:

This year’s selection will include $10 annual flats, autumn and wood ferns, fall vegetables, Japanese Maples, Fragrant Tea Olive and its equally fragrant and hardier cousin, Fortune’s Osmanthus ‘Fruitlandii’. We will have lots of 1-3 gallon shrubs and a good variety of perennials.

The Enjoyment of Wildlife in your Yard and Garden

Date: 19 October 2013 - 19 October 2013
Time: 10:00AM
Cost: Free
Location: Senior Center in Canton
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on Saturday, October 19 starting at 10:00 AM at the Senior Center in Canton.

“The Enjoyment of Wildlife in your Yard and Garden”
Here’s your opportunity to learn how ot make your yard more wildlife friendly.

To insure enough hand outs, please call the Cherokee County Cooperative Extension at 770-479-0418 to register and get directions.

We look forward seeing you there.

How to Transform a drainage “problem” into a garden showplace.”

Date: 19 October 2013 - 19 October 2013
Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: $35
Location: Callaway Gardens Discovery Center
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

How to transform a drainage “problem” into a garden showplace
Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Learn how to turn a challenging landscape situation into a garden highlight. If your garden has a drainage or wash issue that needs some attention, this workshop may help transform this ‘sore spot’ into a sweet spot. Stop erosion and improve the landscape by installing a dry stream bed enhanced with appropriate plantings. Learn the basics, then visit a couple of sites where this has been done.

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Assoc Meeting

Date: 21 October 2013 - 21 October 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: Free Event, You are welcome to join us for dinner but please bring a dish to share; otherwise come for the program at 7 p.m.
Location: The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Phone: (678)277-0179

Details:

The Gwinnett County Master Gardener Association is proud to announce our speaker, Dr. Matthew Chappell. Dr. Chappell received his PhD in Horticulture from the University of Georgia and currently is an Assistant Professor and Statewide Extension Horticulturist in the University Of Georgia Department Of Horticulture. Dr. Chappell has published several articles focusing on the use of native plants in traditional landscape design and the title of his presentation is “Native Plants You Should Know”.

Growing Fruit in Georgia

Date: 22 October 2013 - 22 October 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

Learn about fruits that grow well in Georgia, even in small backyards. This class will cover fruit trees (apple, peach, cherry, pear, fig), brambles (raspberry, blackberry), blueberries, strawberries, and grapes, along with selection, planting, pruning, disease and pest control, and harvesting.
This class is run by Fulton County Cooperative Extension and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Recreation Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Bldg.

Aging Gracefully with Your Garden

Date: 22 October 2013 - 21 October 2013
Time: 6:45 to 8:oo pm
Cost: $10 per person, master gardeners $5
Location: 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Speaker: Averil Bonsall, DeKalb Master Gardener

Averil will share ideas with you on how to garden smarter as you age and still enjoy your garden. Lets face it we all need to know our limitations but not give up things we enjoy doing and gardening is great exercise.

LOCATION: 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

Part of DeKalb Extension’s annual gardening series. Great speakers with great door prizes!

Please call to register in advance!

AHS presents an Evening with Martha Tate

Date: 22 October 2013 - 22 October 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4465 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone:

Details:

On Tuesday, October 22nd, please join the American Hydrangea Society at the Fall Lecture Meeting. Our speaker will be Martha Tate, well known writer in the AJC’s “Home and Garden” section. She will talk about her new book, “Margaret Moseley’s: A Garden to Remember”, featuring local Atlanta gardener Margaret Moseley. The book will be available for purchase at the meeting and we will have the special privilege of having Margaret sign them! See our website for more details.

Growing Fruit in Georgia

Date: 23 October 2013 - 23 October 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Dept, 1790 Hembree Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

Learn about fruits that grow well in Georgia, even in small backyards. This is the best time of year to plant. This class will cover fruit trees (apple, peach, cherry, pear, fig), brambles (raspberry, blackberry), blueberries, strawberries, and grapes, along with selection, planting, pruning, disease and pest control, and harvesting.
This class is run by the Fulton County Cooperative Ext, N Fulton Master Gardeners and Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission. To register, call (678) 297-6200.

Whooooo’s in your neighborhood?

Date: 26 October 2013 - 26 October 2013
Time: 9 a.m.
Cost: $35
Location: Callaway Gardens Discovery Center
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us on an exploration of the amazing world of owls. Take a guided tour through the habitats of the Eastern Screech Owl, the Barred Owl and the Great-horned Owl, and meet a living representative of each species. Learn how to make a backyard “owl-friendly” as well as how to identify native owls by their calls.

Clayton County Master Gardeners’8th annual Symposium, “Gardening With Heart”

Date: 26 October 2013 - 26 October 2013
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $35.00 until October 19; then $40.00
Location: Eula Ponds Perry Learning Center, 137 Spring St., Jonesboro
Phone: (770)473-5434

Details:

Join us for a day of great speakers plus snacks, lunch, vendors and door prizes. Jim Rodgers will speak on “The Benefits of Gardening with Native Plants”; Larry Dove on “What to Grow When You’re Not Growing in your Garden”; Craig Luna on “A Journey through the Ponds and Gardens of Craig Luna”; Erica Glasener on “Designing a Four-Season Garden – more than just Flowers”.
Cost $35.00 if rigistered by October 19; $40. after October 19.
Seating is limited; RESERVE EARLY!

The Legends of Oglethorpe

Date: 26 October 2013 - 27 October 2013
Time: 9:00Am - 5:00PM
Cost: Basic Ticket Price : $14.95
Location: Goodness Grows Nursery, Lexington, Ga.
Phone: (706)743-5055

Details:

A Living History Event featuring nine individuals who have played a significant role in Oglethorpe County’s history. Each individual will be stationed around the nursery and present 5-6 minute monologues about their contributions to our county, State, and Nation.
Watch a video on You Tube at: http://youtu.be/vrjzFEABKb0 or go to www.goodnessgrows.com for more information. Tickets may be purchased on line at http://oglethorpelegends.whindo.com or at Goodness Grows Nursery. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW.

Learn About Beekeeping

Date: 26 October 2013 - 26 October 2013
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: 25.00
Location: Public Safety Building Community Room, 116 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Georgia
Phone: (770)473-5434

Details:

Most beekeepers are in it for the honey, although others maintain colonies of bees to pollinate crops, or for the beeswax, propolis, pollen or royal jelly. But did you know it is a great “Family Hobby”? The Henry County Beekeepers club will be hosting a “Beginner Beekeeping Short Course”. Children 18 and under free with paying adult.

Food Truck Rodeo

Date: 26 October 2013 - 26 October 2013
Time: 3 pm - 7 pm
Cost: free
Location: 3650 Colham Ferry Rd Watkinsville, Ga 30677
Phone: (706)310-0143

Details:

On October 26 from 3-7pm, Specialty Ornamentals, a plant nursery in Watkinsville, Ga, will open their business to host a Food Truck Rodeo. Flo Chaffin, owner of Specialty Ornamentals says “We’re really excited to host this first ever Food Truck gathering. We’re inviting folks to bring chairs, the kids, and an appetite.Kids music at 4 pm. Dr A Armitage tour and book signing at 5:30. Plant sales, Food Trucks and Bluegrass all day. Fundraising for Healing and Hope Through Science . Please, no dogs.

The Magic of Mushrooms with Duane Marcus

Date: 28 October 2013 - 28 October 2013
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Cost: Free, bring a friend!
Location: Northlake Library, 3772 Lavista Rd Tucker, GA 30084
Phone:

Details:

Duane will explore the many ways in which fungi enrich our lives. Fungi assist us in growing and provide us with food, fiber and medicine, craft materials and medicines. They are nature’s internet allowing plants to communicate and nurture one another.
Duane is an organic farmer, permaculture practitioner, herbalist, consultant and educator. He grows vegetables, fruit, herbs, mushrooms, worms and eggs at The Funny Farm, a 3 acre suburban permaculture demonstration project in Stone Mountain.

Every Gardene Deserves… A Day in Bed!

Date: 29 October 2013 - 29 January 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $30
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Join Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden Staff as they rework some of the floral areas. You’ll get hands-on experience in dividing perennials, amending the soil, planting, and sharing gardening tips. You’ll also get to take home the “extras.” Some of the plants that don’t go back into the garden will be divided among workshop participants!

Don’t miss out on this fun gardening experience. Pack a lunch, wear your work clothes and gloves, and come with lots of enthusiasm! We’ll provide drinks a