Community Classes - Sandy Springs

The UGA Extension in Fulton County and North Fulton Master Gardeners conduct classes to provide up-to-date horticultural programs to the community. All classes are free and open to anyone. The following classes are offered through Heritage Sandy Springs.

For 2017 we will conduct children's classes through the Little Diggers program on the second Saturday of the month from May - October.

Little Diggers is a Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. All classes are FREE | Presented at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Century Springs East, 6100 Lake Forest Drive (corner of Mt. Vernon and Lake Forrest)

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Herbs (celebrating Mother's Day)
Saturday, May 13 10am

Bring your sense of smell to the market! Smell and touch fragrant herbs then plant an herb to take home and grow. You will get the opportunity to learn about herbs and how they are used in cooking and aromatherapy. Make some bath salts from herbs and household ingredients to take home for a Mother's Day gift.

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Plant an ice cream cone
Saturday, June 10 10am

Did you know you could use and ice cream cone for something other than ice cream? Come to the market and plant a spring vegetable in an unusual container such as ice cream cones or peat pots. These containers can be planted in the ground or a larger pot with the vegetable plant and it will decompose. You will learn about how plants grow and what vegetables are good to plant in Georgia in the spring and early summer.

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Kokedama or Japanese moss balls
Saturday, July 8 10am

Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant's root system is wrapped in sphagnum moss and bound with string, transforming it into a sculptural art form. Loosely translated, 'koke' means moss and 'dama' means ball. Come to the market to create your own moss ball. You will get a small plant to take plant in your moss ball. Then just take it home and hang it in a window.

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Wildflower seed balls
Saturday, August 12 10am

Learn about native plants and wildflowers and how they help provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Then get ready to get your hands dirty as you make a messy, dirty seed ball to take home and plant.

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Lettuce bowls - Grow your own salad
Saturday, September 9 10am

"Lettuce" be healthy. Lettuce is a fast growing vegetable that does well in cooler weather in Georgia. It also does well in containers. Come to the market and learn about cool season vegetables as you plant lettuce seeds in a container to take home.

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Fun with Bulbs
Saturday, October 14 10am

Fall is a great time to plant bulbs for spring. Did you know you can also force bulbs in containers to grow in a sunny window? Join us at the market to learn about growing bulbs and see how you can grow bulbs in a container with only rocks and water (not soil). Each participant will get to take home a container of bulbs they have planted.