Community Classes - Alpharetta

The UGA Extension in Fulton County and North Fulton Master Gardeners conduct classes to provide up-to-date horticultural programs to the community. The following classes are offered in Alpharetta.

All workshops are free and open to the public.

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Lawn Care for Spring and Summer
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 7-8:30pm
Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Rd,
Alpharetta, GA 30009

To Register: Online at Eventbrite: Lawn Care For Spring and Summer or call (678)297-6200.

Mid-February is the ideal time to plan to treat your lawn turf - before weeds germinate. Beautiful, healthy lawns require more than simply mowing and fertilizing. Cool-season and warm-season grasses require similar activities, but at different times, to be effective. This class will cover: how cool and warm-season grasses differ and what they require: soil testing, fertilizing, weed control, aerating and watering. Even if someone else takes care of your lawn, this seminar will enable you to work with your lawn service more effectively

This classes is hosted by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission.

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Good Soil and Composting
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7-8:30pm
Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Rd,
Alpharetta, GA 30009

To Register: Online at Eventbrite: Good Soil and Composting or call (678)297-6200.

This new class is the foundation for our Spring classes on growing and maintaining vegetables, perennials, shrubs and roses. It provides an understanding of the science of soil and how to improve your soil emphasizing sustainable methods. It will cover the use of compost and mulch to improve and protect your soil.

This classes is hosted by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission.

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The Basics of Vegetable Gardening
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7-8:30pm
Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza (about a block and a half from Hwy 9 and Academy St.), Alpharetta GA 30009

To Register: Online at Eventbrite: The Basics of Vegetable Gardening or call (678)297-6200.

Get a jump on summer vegetable gardening. Whether you are new to growing vegetables or are interested in learning how to increase your garden’s bounty, this class is for you. It will cover planning your garden, sustainable (organic) garden practices, spring vegetables, herbs, as well as, mulching, weed control, fertilizing and pest control. Learn from a lifelong gardener.

This classes is hosted by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission.

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The Fragrant Garden (52020)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7-8:30pm
Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Rd,
Alpharetta, GA 30009

To Register: Online at Eventbrite: The Fragrant Garden or call (678)297-6200.

Learn the secrets of creating enchanting fragrance in your garden. This new class identifies fragrant plants for each season to add a new dimension to your garden. Learn about container plants as well as annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines and roses. Fragrances attract pollinators, too.

This classes is hosted by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission.

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Gardening Myths
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7-8:30pm
Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza (about a block and a half from Hwy 9 and Academy St.), Alpharetta GA 30009

To Register: Online at Eventbrite: Gardening Myths or call (678)297-6200.

This new class addresses garden practices many of us have followed for years. But, what do scientists say about these practices? This class addresses misconceptions born of old. Which are misconceptions? Are garden products on the store shelf verified by scientific fact? Do our home remedies for soil amendments and pest control work? How do mulches affect the soil and which are best for urban gardens? Find out the answers to these questions and more!

This classes is hosted by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission.