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GARDENING EVENTS FOR March 2012

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Lawn Care Tips for Spring & Summer

Date: 01 March 2012 - 1 March 2012
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building in Roswell Area Park
Phone: 770-641-3705

Details:

Beautiful, healthy lawns require more than simply mowing and fertilizing. Learn the best times for fertilizing and aerating for each type of grass: cool-season grass (fescue) and warm–season grasses (Bermuda, Zoysia). Properly timed weed prevention will also improve your lawn and save effort later. Even if someone else takes care of your lawn, this seminar will enable you to work with your lawn service more effectively. Ages 15 & up, age on date of class. This free workshop, conducted by the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and North Fulton Master Gardeners, is held at the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building in Roswell Area Park. All classes are free but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://www.roswellgov.com/or stop by the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park.

Basics of Pruning – Pruning Woody Plants

Date: 01 March 2012 - 28 February 2012
Time: 7 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $10 per person - door prizes available
Location: DeKalb Extension Training Center, 4380 Memorial Dr., Dec. 30032
Phone: 404-298-4080 please pre-register

Details:

Instructor: Gary Peiffer
Horticulture Manager, an arborist and a forester

Learn how to prune correctly – timing, tools and techniques

Container Gardening Class

Date: 02 March 2012 - 02 March 2012
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Dunwoody Nature Center
Phone: (770)394-3322

Details:

Spring is right around the corner so now is the perfect time to join Mickey Gazaway of Pike Nursery as she teaches all about container gardening. Mickey will bring to the Nature Center a variety of plant material and containers for you to sample and will discuss how to choose the right plants as well as how to plant and maintain them. You may recognize Mickey from the “Pikes Pick” portion of the Walter Reeves Garden Show on Saturday mornings where she sometimes also co-hosts the show.

Alternatives to Watering Your Garden: Stewardship of a Priceless Resource

Date: 03 March 2012 - 3 March 2012
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Cost: Free for Garden Members, $5 Non Members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join Paul Morgan of the www.rainharvestcompany.com and we’ll learn how the expanding fresh water shortage in North Georgia is going to impact you, your community and your garden. As prices for municipal water continue to rise, we need be prepared for stricter regulations on using potable water for outdoor uses like irrigation and gardening! Discussion topics will include alternative sources of water for your garden that are truly sustainable. We’ll introduce the methodology and practicality of rain water harvesting (from the roof and from the land), grey-water re-use, air conditioning condensate and ground water. Join us for the follow up class on implementation water saving systems in your home.

5 person min. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
We recommend registering 2-3 days in advance.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Intro to Beekeeping

Date: 03 March 2012 - 3 March 2012
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Cost: $20 Garden member, $25 non-members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join our Bee Team Leader, Cassandra Lawson, and she will share her knowledge on bee-ing a beekeeper. Learn the basics: Best location to set up a hive, when do you order bees and from whom, where do you find your materials. Talk about must have tools. This class is suited for beginner beekeepers and curious bee lovers.

5 person min. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
We recommend registering 2-3 days in advance. Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Rose Day

Date: 03 March 2012 - 3 March 2012
Time: 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Community Center, Bogan Park, 2723 N. Bogan Road, Buford
Phone:

Details:

Rose Day 2012 the Greater Gwinnett Rose Society’s annual spring program where we share our knowledge of growing roses with the public. There will be speakers on selecting, planting, watering, feeding and spraying roses. We will have a hands-on pruning demonstration and a raffle of EarthKind Roses. Come have a great time while learning about growing roses in your own garden. This is a great opportunity to meet other rose growers and learn a few tricks about growing roses in the South.

The Greater Gwinnett Rose Society (GGRS) is open to anyone who enjoys roses and wants to learn more about them. Meetings are open to everyone at no cost. GGRS has Master and Consulting Rosarians who are available to consult about your roses. We meet at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of most months, typically at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center . For more information, contact Kim Borland at kim.borland@yahoo.com.

Seed Exchange

Date: 03 March 2012 - 3 March 2012
Time: 2-3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Kennesaw Library
Phone:

Details:

Share your extra seeds from your garden or ones you have purchased with local gardeners.

http://www.meetup.com/Gardeners-of-Acworth-Kennesaw/

Plant A Successful Summer Vegetable Garden

Date: 05 March 2012 - 5 March 2012
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Cost: $15 Garden members, $20 non-members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Four weeks left until we may start planting the summer garden! It is time to start thinking about what vegetables can you grow in during the summer here in Atlanta. Oakhurst Garden’s Executive Director Stephanie Van Parys will cover the basics of summer vegetable gardening. What varieties are best for this season, how to prepare your soil, and when do you get to start? Learn the fundamentals to make your southern summer garden a success. Save money, build your experience and enjoy a bountiful harvest by growing your own.

5 person min. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
We recommend registering 2-3 days in advance. Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

The Basics of Growing Your Own Summer Seedlings

Date: 07 March 2012 - 7 March 2012
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Cost: $15 Garden members, $20 non-members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Tomatoes, peppers, basil, eggplant, okra…..its time to sow out the seeds for your summer garden! Take advantage of more variety when you start your own vegetables from seed. This class is for both those who have never started their vegetables from seed as well as those who have experienced challenges. In addition, Oakhurst Garden’s Executive Director Stephanie Van Parys will show you how to turn “garbage” into mini greenhouses! A wide and fun variety of seeds will be on hand for you to sow into your new “greenhouse” as well as tips on how to keep them all alive. Please bring three clear or opaque plastic containers.

5 person min. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
We recommend registering 2-3 days in advance. Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Basic Horticulture “Container Gardening”

Date: 10 March 2012 - 10 March 2012
Time: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Cost: $25 includes lunch and snacks
Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church,3185 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA
Phone: 706-556-3417

Details:

This is one of seven classes sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs following NGC guidelines. Master Gardener Jacquelym Rees will present on Indoor and Jewel Box Gardening; life-long gardener Peggy Glover will share her expertise on bromeliads and begonias; and Judy Sanderlin, owner of Sanderlin Greenhouses in Appling, will share her love of gardening and a tour of her greenhouses.

The Joy of Composting: The Real Dirt

Date: 10 March 2012 - 10 March 2012
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Cost: $15 Garden members, $20 non-member
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Are you throwing away your fresh kitchen scraps, not knowing that you could use them to improve the soil in your garden? Our Head Gardener and Compost King, Daniel Ballard, will delight you with the facts of composting in your own yard. Set-up, materials to include, turning, methods, and harvesting will all be discussed. Everyone will have an opportunity to work with the Garden’s own compost piles.

5 person min. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
We recommend registering 2-3 days in advance. Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Marietta Gardeners Club Meeting

Date: 12 March 2012 - 12 March 2012
Time: 7:15pm-9:00pm
Cost: free to visitors, annual membership fee to join
Location: Marietta Education
Phone: 770-443-7675

Details:

7:15pm refreshments

7:30pm Club meeting with education speaker

North Georgia Camellia Society

Date: 12 March 2012 - 12 March 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: No cost for meeting
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gardenhouse Workshop (lower level)
Phone: (404) 355-4478

Details:

The program for the March meeting will be the MINI-FLOWER SHOW.

MEETING LOCATION: The Atlanta Botanical Garden in the GardenHouse Workshop.

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

PARKING: The parking deck costs about $2 an hour. The meeting usually lasts two hours.

Georgia Native Plant Society meeting

Date: 13 March 2012 - 13 March 2012
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Phone: 770-343-6000

Details:

Live Oaks: Pursuit of Woodland Monsters Speaker: Dr. Kim D. Coder, Professor of Tree Biology & Health Care, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens.

Live oak is the State Tree of Georgia. It represents a native heritage of both culture and ecology. Live oak history follows Georgia history from the founding of the colony, through the days of wooden ships, unto today’s few immense trees of yards, parks, and woodlands. Our native live oak is an ecological structure conserving life all around the stem, crown, and roots. There still remains unfound and hidden across Georgia’s coastal plain massive live oaks. The search continues for these denizens of an earlier time and their refuges. This talk will show champion live oaks and discuss the history and biology of the species.

Georgia Daffodil Society Blooms at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Date: 17 March 2012 - 17 March 2012
Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Cost: Included with General admission to the Nature Center ($8 adults, $5 children).
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 30075
Phone: 770-992-2055

Details:

CNC’s Kingfisher Hall will again bask in the gold, yellow, white and pink glow of hundreds of daffodils as The Georgia Daffodil Society presents its annual show. Spreading the joy of growing daffodils and educating the public has been the core of this Society’s mission since 1954. Last year nearly 500 blooms adorned the room with their springtime beauty.

The GDS encourages newcomers, regardless of age, to enter their blooms.
You may enter your blooms on Friday, March 16th from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM & Saturday morning from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM before the show opens to the public from Noon-5.

Please contact GDS President Darrin Ellis-May at darrinsdaffs@gmail.com for more information.

Let your Forest be Food: Less work more yields

Date: 17 March 2012 - 17 March 2012
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: $15 Garden Member, $20 Non Member
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Discover the benefits of a Food Forest with Garden Designer Brandy Hall! In the Southeast, the climax ecosystem is a forest. Learn how to harness that energy by creating an abundant food orchard that overflows with fruit, nuts, fiber, medicinal herbs, and perennial vegetables, while requiring much less work over time than other types of gardens. Brandy passionately engages communities through education, design, and installation of food forests and perennial farms and gardens through her small ecological design firm, Shades of Green at www.shadesofgreeninc.org.

5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Clayton County Master Gardener Day Plant Clinics

Date: 17 March 2012 - 17 March 2012
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Walker Nursery 2024 Walt Stevens Rd, Jonesboro ~ Home Depot Riverdale 680 Lamar Hutcheson Pkwy, Riverdale ~ Home Depot Lovejoy 11075 Tara Blvd, Lovejoy
Phone: 770-473-3945

Details:

Clayton County Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions at 3 Clayton County Locations.
Walker Nursery ~ Jonesboro
Home Depot Garden Center ~ Lovejoy
Home Deopot Garden Center ~ Riverdale

Holy Comforter Plant Sale

Date: 17 March 2012 - 1 January 2010
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost:
Location: Holy Comforter 737 Woodland Ave Se Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: 404-601-5320

Details:

Seedtime and Harvest gardeners of Holy Comforter host their first plant sale of 2012. We have herbs, lovely strawberries, perennial plants, house plants, spring veggies and more.
Your purchases support the Friendship Center, a place of hope, fellowship and recovery for our parishioners diagnosed with mental illnesses.
Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, 737 Woodland Ave SE at Ormewood just off of Moreland in downtown Atlanta.

Holy Comforter Plant Sale

Date: 17 March 2012 - 1 January 2010
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost:
Location: Holy Comforter 737 Woodland Ave Se Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: 404-601-5320

Details:

Seedtime and Harvest gardeners of Holy Comforter host their first plant sale of 2012. We have herbs, lovely strawberries, perennial plants, house plants, spring veggies and more.
Your purchases support the Friendship Center, a place of hope, fellowship and recovery for our parishioners diagnosed with mental illnesses.
Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, 737 Woodland Ave SE at Ormewood just off of Moreland in downtown Atlanta.

Succulent Rock Gardening

Date: 18 March 2012 - 18 March 2012
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $10 Garden Member, $15 Non Member
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join Kurt Straudt and learn about cold-hardy succulents that bring year-round color, texture and interest. Learn all that is needed for a beautiful, low-cost, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, insect and disease-resistant garden that will bring you joy year after year. Plants will be on sale after lecture.

5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners

Date: 19 March 2012 - 19 March 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: George Pierce Park's Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 822-5414

Details:

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners
March 19, 2012 Meeting Announcement

The Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Monday, March 19th, 2012 Meeting at 7 PM will proudly feature Joe Washington, the original host of “ground Breakers”, the longest running landscape show on HGTV. His passion for outdoor living spaces and training as a Master Gardener bring Joe to the stage frequently to discuss his advocacy of smart gardening practices to reduce water use. His audiences include The Chicago Botanical Garden, IBM and Disney.
Joe Washington’s Topic will be “Creating an Outdoor Living Space on Your Budget”. Joe will talk about the different options available for creating outdoor entertainment and relaxation areas as well as the benefits of master planning, and the pros and cons of hiring a contractor or doing it yourself.
The meeting will be held at: George Pierce Park’s Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 822-5414. There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:30, with the program following at 7 p.m. You are welcome to join us for dinner but please bring a dish to share; otherwise come for the program at 7 p.m.
Please check our web site for updates and cancellation info www.gwinnettmastergardeners.com

The World is My Garden: The Gardens of Wales

Date: 20 March 2012 - 20 March 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cost: $10 includes a $2 voucher to Donderos' Kitchen
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-1244

Details:

Noted horticulturist Allan Armitage will speak about gardens around the world in a series of talks at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. This series is cosponsored by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, with proceeds benefiting the garden and library.

Growing and Saving Heirloom Tomatoes

Date: 20 March 2012 - 20 March 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $15 Garden members, $20 non-members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Whether you like big, juicy sweet slicers, medium size tart and tangy, or tiny bites of sunshine – there is an heirloom tomato for you! Learn more about the fantastic array and successful culture of heirloom tomatoes with Glynis Ward. We’ll be sowing the seeds for this summer’s bountiful crop, so please bring recyclable containers: yogurt cups, margarine tubs, small garden containers, milk, juice or soda jugs – and grow your own seedlings without a greenhouse or lights.

5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Meeting

Date: 20 March 2012 - 20 March 2012
Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free (with exception of small parking charge)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 678-895-3945

Details:

PLEASE JOIN US TO HEAR A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER! University of Georgia (“UGA”) College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Professor PAUL A. THOMAS, Ph.D. will be speaking on “Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies”. All meetings are open to the public. Dr. Thomas earned a B.S. degree in Botany and Plant Physiology and a M.S. degree in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University (“SIU”). He earned a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from The Pennsylvania State University with a specialization in plant carbohydrate transport. Prior to joining UGA, Dr. Thomas was a research scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture, an Education/Greenhouse Director at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and Greenhouse Manager at SIU. Dr. Thomas’ research is focused on commercial bedding plant and perennial production. He plans and implements regional and state programs involving the greenhouse industry, serves as State Extension Specialist in Floriculture, and has been an educational advisor to the Georgia Flower Growers Association.

Refreshments will be served!

Wildflower Walks at Kennesaw Mountain

Date: 21 March 2012 - 21 March 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: None
Location: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Phone: 770-427-4686 x 0

Details:

A free guided wildflower walk is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The walk is free and open to the public.

The walk starts from the hiking trail at Burnt Hickory Road (Pigeon Hill) and proceed toward the Dallas Highway (Cheatham Hill). This trail is considered moderate. Please meet near the parking lot at Burnt Hickory Road.

Dr. Mary Meyer will lead these walks and share her 40 years of accumulated discoveries regarding wildflowers, mushrooms, and wood-lore.

For more information, please call 770-427-4686 x0 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Vegetable Gardening 1-2-3

Date: 22 March 2012 - 22 March 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $8.00
Location: The Candy Room at 125 Pine Avenue in Downtown Albany
Phone: 229-436-7216

Details:

Come learn what you need to know to help your garden grow! Our Horticulture Agent, James Morgan, will teach you about the best practices for success.

Green Thumb Gardening Series – Class 5

Date: 24 March 2012 - 24 March 2012
Time: 8:30PM - 3:00PM
Cost: $30.00 including lunch/snacks
Location: Nearly Native Nursery; 776 McBride Road; Fayetteville, GA 30215
Phone: 770-426-0538

Details:

“Native Plants”. Fifth in a series of seven classes sponsored by the Marietta Council of Garden Clubs following NCG guidelines. This class will take place at Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville, GA. Jim Rodgers, owner, has been gardening and propagating native plants for over 30 years and will share his knowledge of plant identification, species habitat and propagation.

Soil Testing and Prepping for your Summer Garden

Date: 24 March 2012 - 24 March 2012
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: $15 Garden members, $20 non-members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join our Head Gardener, Daniel Ballard, and dig into your soil now to get it ready for a luscious summer yield. This class will cover soil testing, amendments, and preparations to create an atmosphere that will foster happy healthy plants. You will learn about the nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous and PH level requirements too.

5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Edible Landscaping

Date: 24 March 2012 - 24 March 2012
Time: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm
Cost: $15 Garden Member, $20 Non Member
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join Lindsey Mann, of www.sustenancedesign.net, Sugar Creek Garden Manager and learn innovative solutions for a productive home gardener. Turn your land into abundance by planting perennial fruits and herbs. 5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Beyond Homesteading: Intro to Family Husbandry at Darby Farms

Date: 24 March 2012 - 24 March 2012
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $30 for Garden members, $35 for non-members
Location: Darby Farms 2795 Nunnally Shoals Rd Good Hope, GA 30641
Phone:

Details:

Bring the family or come solo and Join Daniel at Darby Farms and learn about how Daniel manages his successful poultry business. You will learn about how he raises a variety of chickens and turkeys for eggs and meat. Daniel will share how he found his farming dream, his future goals, and what the daily chores and farm calendar looks like. Participants will enjoy the down home feel by helping with feeding chores, see how farming can be attainable, and view symbiotic relationships between chickens, pigs, dogs, and cats. Daniel is a regular at the Decatur Farmers Markets and participants may purchase eggs. Children ages 7-10 are welcome.

5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Enter the Trees Atlanta Build-A-Birdhouse Competition!

Date: 26 March 2012 - 30 March 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $25
Location: Trees Atlanta, 225 Chester Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30316
Phone: 404-681-4892

Details:

Local non-profit Trees Atlanta is having a Build-A-Birdhouse Competition!

Open to all Atlanta residents. Everyone – young or old, school groups, businesses, or individuals – is invited to join the fun. Submit your entry form today for a chance to win!

Here are some quick details:

*There is a tax-deductible $25 entry fee for each birdhouse entered into the competition.

*The fee and entry form are both due by 5 pm, March 30, 2012.

*Completed birdhouses must be delivered to Trees Atlanta by 5 pm, April 13, 2012.

*There are divisions for groups and for individuals and a prize will be awarded in each category.

*Entries will be judged on or before April 14, 2012 by The Junior League of Atlanta.

All birdhouses become the property of Trees Atlanta. Once judged, the birdhouses will be on exhibit at the donor event, Toast to Trees. At this preview party, each entry will be available for purchase through a silent auction.

The public is invited to view the entries at the Kendeda Center on Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20.

The silent auction will end at 5 pm on April 20, and all winners will then be notified.

Good luck, and happy crafting!

Roswell Garden Club

Date: 27 March 2012 - 27 March 2012
Time: 10 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Roswell Area Park Community Activity Building, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: 678-596-0340

Details:

A presentation on how to prepare gardens for spring

Spring into Gardening and Canning

Date: 29 March 2012 - 29 March 2012
Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Cost: $5.00
Location: 7741 Roswell Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: 404 613-7670

Details:

Learn how to test your soil
Decide what to plant
Best Management Practices for the home gardener
Dealing with pests of all kinds
Create a garden Plan
Hear the do’s and don’ts of home food preservation
Overview of canning equipment
Learn safe canning methods for home food
processing
Practice canning techniques
Refreshments and door prizes

$5.00 per person Register with North Fulton Cooperative Extension 404 613-7670

Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Date: 30 March 2012 - 31 March 2012
Time: 8am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Location: Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA
Phone: 678-296-2286

Details:

The Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale is a 2-day event this year! We’ve outgrown our old venue and will be housed in the Red Barn at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Annual, perennials, trees and shrubs. Plants for sun and plants for shade. Not only will you find plants nurtured locally, but also those from vendors covering a 3-state area. Presentations given by Master Gardeners will include native plants, organic and square-foot gardening and pollination gardens. Come join us. Learn how to use a hay bale for your herbs. Find a beautiful plant or birdhouse. Then go home and make your garden smile!

Friday, March 30 8am-6pm
Saturday, March 31 8am-4pm

Friends Annual Meeting

Date: 30 March 2012 - 30 March 2012
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $15 Members; $20 Non-Members
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6138

Details:

Don’t miss our guest speaker Felder Rushing!

He is Southern (from many, many generations of Southerners), quirky (an understatement) and informal (also an understatement). What you may not realize is that he has authored or co-authored 16 gardening books (including several national award winners), is a retired Extension Service urban horticulture specialist, served as an American Horticulture Society board member, and has written thousands of gardening columns and articles.

Spring Home & Garden Show

Date: 31 March 2012 - 1 April 2012
Time: Saturday 9 AM-6 PM, Sunday 10 AM-5 PM
Cost: $5 donation at door; $4 in advance
Location: McGill Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds off I-75 in Perry, GA
Phone: 478-988-8344

Details:

Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Central Georgia and UGA Cooperative Extension, this large two-day show features a building full of a wide variety of plants, garden tools, yard art, and home and garden accessories. A special Children’s Corner will give your child the chance to create a garden keepsake while you shop. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all your questions and help you select plants.

Principles of Permaculture; Work Where is Counts

Date: 31 March 2012 - 31 March 2012
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $35 Garden Member, $40 Non Member
Location: Sugar Creek Garden 118 2nd Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join Garden Designer Brandy Hall and explore the ethics, attitudes, and principles of a growing movement called Permaculture in this intensive 3hr intro/hands on class. Permaculture is an approach to designing our settlements and agricultural systems that is modeled on the relationships found in nature. This class will include hands on demonstrations with all materials included and is held at our sister site, Sugar Creek Garden in the Oakhurst Neighborhood of Decatur. 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). Brandy Hall passionately engages communities through education, design, and installation of food forests and perennial farms and gardens through her small ecological design firm, Shades of Green at www.shadesofgreeninc.org.

5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Good Bug, Bad Bug: Attract the right ones for your garden

Date: 31 March 2012 - 31 March 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Garden Member $15, Non Member $20
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join Master Gardener Mary Hines and get an answer to that most common of gardening questions: “What is that bug!?” Learn about the most common insects and spiders in our region and whether they are beneficial or harmful to vegetable, flower, and ornamental gardens. Participants will learn how to identify bugs, how to control pest populations (with an emphasis on organic methods), and how to encourage beneficial insects.
5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.