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, March 7, 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: Lawn Care For Spring and Summer or call (678)297-6200.

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 free class will cover: the difference between cool-season and warm-season grasses and what they require; value of 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 NaturalResources Commission.

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Vegetable Gardening - the Basics
Wednesday, March 14, 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: link coming soon or call (678)297-6200.

We will discuss the steps you need to perform to be successful.  It will cover: soil preparation; seasonal planting; planning; mulching, weed control, fertilizing and pest control. Whether you are new to growing vegetables or are interested in learning how to increase your garden’s bounty, this class is for you.

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

Introduction to Sustainable Vegetable GardeningSustainable Gardening
Saturday, April 7, 9-10:30am
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: link coming soon or call (678)297-6200.

Sustainable gardening is creating an environment where desirable plants and insects coexist.  It involves: enriching and feeding the soil, not simply the plant; fostering healthy plants that resist pests; encouraging diversity by using and allowing natural processes; deterring harmful insects and diseases. This class will explain how to do this, while eliminating/minimizing chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

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