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GARDENING EVENTS FOR August 2013

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Slow Food Atlanta and the Wylde Center presents Save Your Seeds and Share!

Date: 03 August 2013 - 03 August 2013
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The Wylde Center: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Join us for a free event in the garden and let’s share tomatoes, celebrates their flavors, stories, and learn how to save seeds! We will gather at the Oakhurst Garden at 10am. Complimentary coffee will be provided by local coffee shop Kavarna, so bring your mugs! At 10:30am the presentations and seed saving demos will commence. After we learn from our experts, we will taste and share our summer fruits.

Trees Atlanta TreeKeepers Certification Program

Date: 03 August 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 9:00AM- 12:00PM
Cost: $75
Location: Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: (404)681-4897

Details:

If you are a lover of trees and the environment, the Trees Atlanta TreeKeepers volunteer certification program is for you!

The program consists of seven workshops that feature indoor and outdoor activities, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations. It is suited for all levels of botanical knowledge, and provides instruction on Atlanta’s urban forest, tree planting and care, management of disease and invasive species, and project leadership through community outreach.

Greater Gwinnett Rose Society August Meeting

Date: 06 August 2013 - 06 August 2013
Time: 7:30 -9pm
Cost: Free
Location: 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA, Gwinnett Justice Center
Phone:

Details:

he Ugly Rose Contest

The Ugly Rose Contest once again will prove there is such a thing as an ugly rose. Bring in your ugly blooms; think of this as your chance to show off your misshapen, damaged, virused, half-eaten, rained on, unsprayed and unworthy blossoms. Show and Tell. You show and we’ll ask Bobbie Reed and her panel of judges to tell us where we went wrong and how to do it right. Embarrassing as it may be for you, bring in those stricken flowers. Prizes will be awarded to worst entry in

Create A Living Wreath with Succulents

Date: 11 August 2013 - 10 August 2013
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Cost: $55
Location: The Wylde Center: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Join one of our favorite teachers Kurt Straudt , of Southeast Succulents, for a fun hour and a half of creating a living wreath to put on display at your house. Each person will leave with a simple, yet elegant creation that can last for years. All materials provided. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

Fall Gardening Is the Easiest! Grow an Abundant Fall Garden

Date: 14 August 2013 - 14 August 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $20
Location: The Wylde Center: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Fall is cooler and veggies love it! If you are new to gardening or new to fall gardening in GA this is the class for you. Don’t end the joy of gardening with the first frost of fall. Join our Director Stephanie Van Parys 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. Advanced registration required.

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening

Date: 17 August 2013 - 17 August 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, August 17 starting at 10:00 AM at the Senior Center in Canton.

“Fall and Winter Gardening”
What to plant, when to plant it, and how to care for these cool weather veggies!

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

More Herbs Less Salt

Date: 17 August 2013 - 17 August 2013
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: $8.00 per person, Gwinnett County resident $5.00 per person
Location: McDaniel Farm 3251 McDaniel Road Duluth, Georgia 30096
Phone: (770)814-4920

Details:

More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salts. Late August is a very appropriate time to celebrate this special day. The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak. There’s nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes. We’ll create our own, special McDaniel Farm blend of herbs, tour our herb garden and learn to recognize common herbs and their many uses. It’s fun, it’s healthy and educational!

Living Green Class- Snapshot Plant your First Fall Vegetable Garden

Date: 19 August 2013 - 19 August 2013
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: FREE
Location: Decatur Library 215 Sycamore Street Decatur, Georgia 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of the Wylde Center, and learn about fall vegetables and herbs you can enjoy all season. Learn tips for success for first time gardeners, or those transitioning over to organic methods of vegetable gardening. Advanced Registration required.

Gwinnett County Master Gardener Assoc Meeting

Date: 19 August 2013 - 19 August 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Phone: (678)277-0179

Details:

Mark A. Maher from Flowerwood Nursery, a licensed grower of the Encore Azalea and the Southern Living Plant Collections, will speak on these two collections and bring plant samples which will be given away. Southern Living Plants is also providing bags filled with brochures. Mark Maher is Degreed in Landscape management, and he has worked in the Horticulture industry for over 30 years.
Bring a dish to share at 6:30 or come for the program at 7.
Please check our website for program changes.

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Meeting

Date: 20 August 2013 - 20 August 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free with exception of small parking deck charge
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678)895-3945

Details:

The August program will be given by Dr. Wilf (Kevin William) Nicholls, Academic Director of the Georgia State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Nicholls will be speaking on species roses, one of his research interests. Let’s give Dr. Nicholls a warm GARS reception by attending the meeting on Tuesday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m., and bringing friends. EVERYONE WELCOME! Refreshments will be served!!

Sow Seeds for your Fall Garden

Date: 21 August 2013 - 21 August 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $25
Location: The Wylde Center: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Get the most out of our long growing season with fall gardening. Join our Director Stephanie Van Parys and she will show you how to start from the ground up. This class will teach you how to prep your soil, sow your seeds, and give you tips on how to keep those little sprouts happy. Please bring any containers in which you would like to sow seeds and a box to tote your containers home. Advanced registration required.

More Herbs Less Salt

Date: 24 August 2013 - 24 August 2013
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: $8.00 per person, Gwinnett County resident $5.00 per person
Location: McDaniel Farm 3251 McDaniel Road Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: (770)814-4920

Details:

More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salts. Late August is a very appropriate time to celebrate this special day. The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak. There’s nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes. We’ll create our own, special McDaniel Farm blend of herbs, tour our herb garden and learn to recognize common herbs and their many uses. It’s fun, it’s healthy and educational!

Gift Shop/Plant Clinic

Date: 24 August 2013 - 24 August 2013
Time: 9am-1pm
Cost:
Location: Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road SE, Lobby A, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770)278-7373

Details:

Dress Up Your Gardens! Gift Shop & Plant Clinic
The Rockdale County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will open their gift shop to the public on 8/24. Great gifts for everyone special in your life. Choose from a wide variety of plant stakes, pens, wind chimes, magnets, pot hangers, ceramic mushrooms, bird feeders and our 2nd cookbook. Cash/Check only. They will be there to answer all your gardening questions.

Sustainability Gardening

Date: 26 August 2013 - 26 August 2013
Time: 6:00PM
Cost: FREE
Location: North Lake Public Library(LaVista Rd. at Harobi Dr.)
Phone:

Details:

Humberto Dutra will present a program discussing sustainability gardening

Fall Vegetable Gardening

Date: 27 August 2013 - 27 August 2013
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

Autumn’s mild temperatures create perfect growing conditions for cool-season crops, such as lettuce and spinach. The class covers: summer vs fall season crops; sustainable gardening techniques; direct seeding and transplanting; frost protection; preparing the garden for winter.
This class is run by Fulton County Cooperative Extension and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Activity Bldg.

Make Your Own Succulent Dish Garden

Date: 28 August 2013 - 01 August 2013
Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $35
Location: The Wylde Center: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Join Kurt Straudt of southeastsucculents.com and learn how to make beautiful succulents arrangements! Save money and be able to make special gifts for friends and family. The cost of this class includes everything (soil, plants, decorative stones or moss) except the container. Reuse an old dish garden container or some great yard-sale find! Just about anything will do, however succulents are easier to care in containers that have a drain hole. Advanced registration required.

Fall Vegetable Gardening

Date: 28 August 2013 - 28 August 2013
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

Our extended growing season allows us to get three seasons of vegetables. Autumn’s mild temperatures create perfect growing conditions for cool-season crops, such as lettuce and spinach. The class covers: summer vs fall season crops; sustainable gardening techniques; direct seeding and transplanting; frost protection; preparing the garden for winter.
This class is run by Fulton Co. Coop Ext, N Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Comm. To register, call (678) 297-6200.