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GARDENING EVENTS FOR August 2012

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FRIENDS First Friday: Flea Market Finds

Date: 03 August 2012 - 3 August 2012
Time: 9:00am -10:30am
Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $12
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6138

Details:

Gather for a made-from-scratch breakfast by Countryside Catering and find out what brings folks to the Garden to visit and volunteer. To make your reservation, please call 706-542-6138 by Wednesday, August 1.

Ask the Gardener

Date: 04 August 2012 - 4 August 2012
Time: 10am – 12pm
Cost: Included w/general admission ($8 adults, $5 children)
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 30075
Phone: 7709922055

Details:

Are you hoping to get a garden started this summer? Would you like to have a tour of our Unity Garden? Would you like to have a chance to chat with our garden coordinator? Here’s your chance! Grab your hat, some sunscreen, and a bottle of water and stop by for some informal gardening tips, and a chance to take a look at what we have growing over the summer. All Ages.

Athens Brass Choir Concert

Date: 05 August 2012 - 5 August 2012
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6014

Details:

Expect some Americana, Olympic fanfare, and more ‘fun stuff’ at this concert inside the air-conditioned conservatory.

Spirit of the Land 2012: Small-Scale Images of the Georgia Landscape

Date: 05 August 2012 - 9 September 2012
Time: 9:00am -4:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 707-542-6130

Details:

Two local non-profit organizations, the Oconee River Land Trust and the Athens Land Trust, are partnering with the State Botanical Garden to present Spirit of the Land, an art exhibition and sale that celebrates the beauty of land and supports its protection. Dr. Paul A. Manoguerra, chief curator and curator of American art, Georgia Museum of Art, will curate the exhibit. Works in this exhibition will find inspiration in our state’s natural wonders and landscapes. The small-scale images in the display will permit viewers to thoughtfully and intimately experience the Georgia landscape. Hans Hoffman once stated, “A small picture format may be much more living, much more leavening, stirring, awakening than square yards of wall space.” Proceeds from the sale of artwork will support the artists and the work of the Land Trust Organizations. Both the Oconee RiverLand Trust and the Athens Land Trust work with private landowners to protect thousands of Georgia acres including natural forests, fields, wetlands, riparian buffers, working forests and agricultural land. The Athens Land Trust also provides affordable housing for more than 300 people, and creates community gardens. The show and sale runs through September 9th in the Visitor Center Gallery.

Marietta Gardeners Club Meeting

Date: 13 August 2012 - 13 August 2012
Time: 7:15pm-9pm
Cost: free for visitors, members pay annual dues
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center 55 Kennesw Avenue Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-443-7675

Details:

7:15pm refreshments

7:30pm club meeting with educational speaker

Mead Making

Date: 14 August 2012 - 14 August 2012
Time: 6:00pn - 8:00pm
Cost: Members $25; Non-Members $27
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6156

Details:

Dan Harris, Beekeeper and Owner, Booger Hill Bee Company, Danielsville, GA
Mead, also known as honeywine, is one of the oldest fermented drinks on the planet. Join our resident beekeeper, Dan, for an evening of tasting and learning the process of making mead.

FRIENDS Gigantic Flea Market

Date: 18 August 2012 - 18 August 2012
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6138

Details:

Items offered include: gardening items, books, household items, tools, toys, jewelry, decorations, purses, accessories, baby items and more! We will be accepting donations August 13-17. No clothing items please. Call Beverly for more information at 706-542-6138.

Fall Gardening Is the Easiest! Grow an Abundant Fall Garden

Date: 21 August 2012 - 21 August 2012
Time: 7 – 9 p.m
Cost: $15 Garden member, $20 non-members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Don’t end the joy of gardening with the first frost of fall. Get the most out of our long growing season. Join Glynis Ward and she will share with you the basics of starting this fall or transitioning your summer garden to a bountiful late fall and winter vegetable garden! This class will discuss tips for successful overwintering of vegetables. 5min. Advanced registration required.

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Monthly Meeting

Date: 21 August 2012 - 21 August 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free (except small parking charge)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Phone: (678)895-3945

Details:

Visitors welcome! You won’t want to miss the exceptional speaker we have scheduled for the August meeting! Mr. Darwin Crawford is a Mississippi native, graduate of Ole Miss, who now lives in Atlanta. He currently devotes much of his time turning recycled and repurposed wood into custom furniture. He’ll be speaking about ‘Structures in the Garden’.

Refreshments will be served! We will be meeting in the Workshop Room.

The Greatest Most Fantastical Plants Ever (Maybe)

Date: 21 August 2012 - 21 August 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta
Phone:

Details:

August meeting of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association.
Irvin Etienne is the Horticultural Display Coordinator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and will introduce us to the newest and best the industry has to offer. He is one of the most fun and entertaining people in the plant world.
Every year new plants are introduced for the garden – more and more plants every year! Some are well tested. Many are not. Who is garden worthy? Who is not? Truly, only time will tell but who wants to wait t

Fall Vegetable Gardening

Date: 23 August 2012 - 22 August 2012
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $10 per person but have great door prizes
Location: DeKalb Extension, 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Speaker: Bob Westerfield, UGA Griffin Extension Vegetable Specialist

Bob shares what you need to know to be successful. Has lots of practical experience and he can answer all your questions on new cultivars and the best growing practices.

Plant Conservation: Protecting Plant Diversity in the Garden and in the Wild

Date: 25 August 2012 - 25 August 2012
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: Members $95; Non-Members $105
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6156

Details:

Plant conservation is an applied science that draws upon many fields of knowledge from ecology to horticulture, to ethics and politics. This course surveys threats to biodiversity in Georgia and worldwide, examples of rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction, and ways individuals and organizations are making a difference in protecting the rare plants of Georgia. Class will include demonstrations, hands-on activities, group discussions, tours of threatened species collections, and visits to the conservation research lab and the Outdoor Propagation Area for Rare Plants at the State Botanical Garden.

Advanced Beekeeping

Date: 25 August 2012 - 25 August 2012
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Cost: Members $14; Non-Members $16
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6156

Details:

Advance your beekeeping knowledge and skills with Dan as you perform a 24 hour Varroa mite count and apply a variety of fall treatments for Varroa and other pests. He will also discuss fall and over-wintering preparations for your hive. Completion of the Beekeeping for Beginners Series required.

GA Hosta Society Ice Cream Social and Summer Auction

Date: 25 August 2012 - 25 August 2012
Time: 1:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: 495 N.Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30083
Phone: (404)323-4406

Details:

Come join us at our end of summer event. Enjoy the Ice cream and bid on a plant or 2. Special quest Harold McDonell will give a short lecture on Hosta in our education corner as well as our Ask the Experts Q and A

Chickens are Easy! Intro to Keeping Chickens

Date: 25 August 2012 - 25 August 2012
Time: 10-12pm
Cost: $15 members, $20 non members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, for our popular chicken crash course. This class will cover the basics of coop design, relevant ordinances, breed selection, care and feeding and outside resources. Anne-Marie is a local keeper of an “urban flock,” and learned about chickens through our courses and events. She is also a member of OCG’s Bee Team, and enjoys spreading the word about sustainable gardening and urban farming. The last 30 min of the class is Q &A . Reserve your spot asap

Advanced Beekeeping

Date: 26 August 2012 - 26 August 2012
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Cost: Members $14; Non-Members $16
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6156

Details:

Advance your beekeeping knowledge and skills with Dan as you perform a 24 hour Varroa mite count and apply a variety of fall treatments for Varroa and other pests. He will also discuss fall and over-wintering preparations for your hive. Completion of the Beekeeping for Beginners Series required.

Wildlife Sanctuary

Date: 26 August 2012 - 26 August 2012
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: Members $15; Non-Members $18
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6156

Details:

The Wildlife Sanctuary program is a conservation initiative sponsored by the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society to help protect and preserve birds, wildlife and plant species in the Athens area. Kate Mowbray will offer guidance on how to create a Wildlife Sanctuary in your own backyard by looking at plant materials and shelter for attracting wildlife. Bring a photo of your yard and Kate will help identify some ways to improve your habitat. Together our backyards, whether large or small, can become interconnected bird and wildlife havens.

Sunflower Music Series: Grogus

Date: 28 August 2012 - 28 August 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $15, Children 6-12 $5
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-1244

Details:

We’ve got a great line-up of musicians to perform for our popular annual Sunflower Music Series in one of the most beautiful and relaxing settings possible. This is a great way to spend summer evenings outdoors with family and friends. Being a picnic basket, spread a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy!

Flower Arranging Unit 1: Line/Line Mass Design

Date: 29 August 2012 - 29 August 2012
Time: 9:00am -3:00pm
Cost: Members $40; Non-Members $45
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6156

Details:

Due to popular demand, we are repeating the entire five unit series, starting once again with Unit 1. Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants will be provided a list of materials to bring to class. Additional units of study include Mass Design and Foliage Design, Design for Dining Table, Fruit and Vegetable Design, and Creative Miniature Design. Limited to 20 participants.

Fruit Gardening Georgia Style

Date: 30 August 2012 - 29 August 2012
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $10 per person
Location: DeKalb Extension, 4380 Memorial Drive, Dec., GA 30032
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Louise Estabrook, Extension Agent from Cherokee Co. shares her expertise on growing fruits in Georgia. Not all are easy to grow or can be grown easily without lots of pesticides. Come and bring your questions.

Please call to register and share this information with your gardening friends
Many good door prizes given away at each event.

Once in a Blue Moon…….

Date: 31 August 2012 - 31 August 2012
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6156

Details:

The Blue Moon signifies the second full moon in a calendar. They are a rare occasion, hence the phrase “once in a Blue Moon.” August 31st is the first Blue Moon since December 31, 2009. Join Garden staff for an evening trail walk and garden exploration ending in a great viewing location to observe the Blue Moon. Don’t forget your flashlight!

Greater Gwinnett Rose Society meeting

Date: 7 August 2012 - 7 August 2012
Time: 7-9 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Conference Room A
Phone:

Details:

The GGRS will hold its annual Ugly Rose Contest, a farce on an actual rose show where the best of the best roses win. We will have a prize for roses affected by black spot, pest infestation and other disease related problems. This is a fun as well as a learning experience. Consulting and otherwise experienced rosarians will be standing by to diagnose the problems. Bring your own roses that you have concerns about and we will be glad to assist you.