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GARDENING EVENTS FOR September 2014

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Friends First Friday: Insectival!

Date: 05 September 2014 - 05 September 2014
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Come find out about Insectival!, now in its 22nd year at the Garden. Hear stories about how Insectival started, behind the scenes, children at the festival, why we have a butterfly release and where the butterflies go, and more. This monthly event includes a full breakfast and an opportunity to meet new people while learning about the Garden, gardening or garden history. Please make your reservation by Wednesday, September 3 by calling 706-542-9353.

Grandparents Day: Fairy House and Tea

Date: 07 September 2014 - 07 September 2014
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $25
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Join us with your grandchildren for an afternoon of creativity and wonder in the Garden. We will spend the first part of the afternoon exploring the purple trail for materials and spaces to create a fairy habitat. Then we will have an enchanted fairy tea party in the Children’s Classroom. Don’t forget your fairy wings!
Meet on Gardenside Cafe Patio

Full Moon Hike Series

Date: 08 September 2014 - 08 September 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Come see the garden come alive at night! Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night! Be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. If you have young children or infants, a backpack carrier is suggested.

Lawn Care for Fall and Winter

Date: 09 September 2014 - 09 September 2014
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now. Early fall is the only effective time to reseed or plant cool-season grasses. If you have a warm-season grass, you need to prevent winter weeds from taking over. Class covers: warm vs cool-season grasses; soil testing; fertilizing, watering and weed prevention.
Class is 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.

Lawn Care for Fall and Winter

Date: 10 September 2014 - 10 September 2014
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now. Early fall is the only effective time to reseed or plant cool-season grasses (fescue). If you have a warm-season grass (Bermuda, Zoysia), you need to prevent winter weeds from taking over. The class covers: warm vs cool-season grasses; soil testing; fertilizing, watering and weed prevention.
Class is run by Fulton Co. Cooperative Ext, N Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Comm. To register, call (678) 297-6200

23rd Annual Insect-ival!

Date: 13 September 2014 - 13 September 2014
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $5/person; $20 max/family; children under 2 years old are free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Join Garden staff and volunteers for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun Family Festival. Discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows and, of course, lots of live insects will also highlight this year’s event! At 11am we will host our annual butterfly release on the lawn of the International Garden. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to view dozens of native butterflies flap their wings above your head!

Georgia Native Plant Society Anniversary

Date: 14 September 2014 - 14 September 2014
Time: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Cost: $12 members, $15 non-members
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell
Phone: (770)343-6000

Details:

Celebrating 20 years of the Georgia Native Plant Society’s Education and Impact – activities and luncheon. Tickets are $12 for adult GNPS members, $15 for non-members, and $6 for children 12 and under.

Celebrating 20 years of the Georgia Native Plant Society’s Education and Impact

Date: 14 September 2014 - 14 January 2014
Time: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Cost: $12 for Adult members, $15 for non-members and $6 for children 12 and under.
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center- 9135 Willeo Rd. Roswell, GA 30075
Phone:

Details:

The Georgia Native Plant Society is excited to be celebrating 20 years of Education and Action. Please join us on Sunday, September 14, 11a-2p at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075).

Tickets will be $12 for adult GNPS members, $15 for non-members, and $6 for children 12 and under.

COMPOSTING AND VERMICULTURE

Date: 20 September 2014 - 20 September 2014
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Cost: Free
Location: Cherokee County Senior Services Center, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton, Georgia.
Phone: (770)721-7803

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on “Composting and Vermiculture”, Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m., Cherokee County Senior Services Center, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton, Georgia. Registration is required, so please call the Extension office at (770)721-7803. Follow Cherokee County Master Gardeners on facebook at www.facebook.com/cherokeemastergardeners for gardening tips as well as upcoming seminars.

Georgia Native Plant Society Fall Plant Sale

Date: 20 September 2014 - 20 September 2014
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost:
Location: Stone Mountain Park
Phone:

Details:

The plant sale will be held by the Walking Trails parking lot. Parking will be in the meadow at the far end of the parking lot.
Attendees get free access to Stone Mtn Park. Tell the gate attendees when you arrive you are there for the GNPS Plant Sale.

Fall Bird Ramble

Date: 20 September 2014 - 20 September 2014
Time: 8:00 am
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Come join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for a morning bird walk at the Garden. Look and listen for our fall migrants. First time birding? No problem. ORAS members will help you spot and identify the feathery creatures. All birding levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. For more information, visit www.oconeeriversaudubon.org.

108 Sun Salutation Festival

Date: 21 September 2014 - 21 September 2014
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Cost: Free with a suggested donation of $10
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Celebrate Nature, the change of season, and National Yoga Month with this ancient and powerful practice. A Sun Salutation is a series of 12 linked yoga poses. It is said to detoxify, massage and stimulate every organ in the body. For the mind and spirit, the benefits are many – calms the mind and connects you with your own breath and soul. Please bring a yoga mat, water, towel and friends. Please arrive at 4:15 for set up.

Shakespeare’s Plants

Date: 23 September 2014 - 23 September 2014
Time: 6:30 reception, 7:30 talk
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

We might not always recognize their common names, but many plants and flowers flourish within the works of William Shakespeare. UGA Professor of English and author of “Shakespeare’s Medical Language.”Dr. Sujata Iyengar asks some of her undergraduate classes to come to the Garden to see these plants up close so that they can better understand what Shakespeare’s characters are trying to say when they mention particular plants or herbs. She has agreed to come teach us about Shakespeare’s plants too

Plants & Pollinators: Co-dependence & Conservation

Date: 24 September 2014 - 24 September 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Learn more about your dependence on pollinators and discover how to safeguard them in backyards and local ecosystems through gardening, bee-house building, and eco-friendly lifestyles. This class includes a field search for pollinators along with their host and nectar plants conducted by Shelly Prescott, Flower Garden curator. Also included is an indoor lab on life cycles of these interesting organisms. Students will also learn techniques for propagating pollinator-friendly plants.

Celebrating Wildflowers: Fall Hike in the Nash Prairie at the Garden

Date: 24 September 2014 - 24 September 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free but limited to 20 participants
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

The Celebrating Wildflowers program was created in 1991 by the USDA Forest Service in response to a public request for information about native plants and their conservation. Other agencies soon joined as botanists, interpreters and the public became enthusiastic about the Celebrating Wildflowers program. Join The State Botanical Garden of Georgia Conservation staff for Celebrating Wildflowers fall hike to see some amazing fall wildflower and native grass sites.

Fall Wildflowers of the Georgia Piedmont

Date: 26 September 2014 - 26 September 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

In this class, students will learn to recognize the most common fall-blooming wildflowers in the Georgia Piedmont and be introduced to the basic botanical terminology used in identifying and describing fall-flowering plants, with an emphasis on plants in the Aster (composite) Family. We will then apply that knowledge to plants in the field, learning to recognize families, genera, and species based on characteristics readily observable in the field.

Eat Your Landscape! Edible Trees, Mushrooms, Vines, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Landscape

Date: 27 September 2014 - 27 September 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: $60
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Ever tasted a salad with wild sorrel? Cooked fresh poke weed? Or served pawpaw ice cream at a party? Would you like to grow your own Shitakes and herbs to enhance veggie dishes grown in your garden? In this exciting day long symposium, find out how you can use fun, edibles – many of which are native – in your garden and your kitchen.

Sunflower Concert Series: Klezmer Local 42, with Mary Sigalas Opening

Date: 30 September 2014 - 30 September 2014
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $15 ($5 children ages 6-12)
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Our last concert of the 2014 Sunflower Music Series is when the weather starts to cool and the sun sets earlier. Come listen to Klezmer Local 42 (www.klezmerlocal42.com), as they perform toe-tapping Eastern European style dance tunes packed with emotion. Bring a picnic basket, spread a blanket, and enjoy a summer evening outdoors with family and friends. Concert moves indoors in wet weather.