Community Classes - Roswell

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 Roswell.

All workshops are free and open to the public.

lawn

Lawn Care for Spring and Summer (52020-3A)
Tuesday, March 6, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

To Register: Register online at roswellgov.com/government/departments/recreation-and-parks or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. Questions? Call 770-641-3760.

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 class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.

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Vegetable Gardening - the Basics (52020-3B)
Tuesday, March 13, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

To Register: Register online at roswellgov.com/government/departments/recreation-and-parks or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. Questions? Call 770-641-3760.

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: soil preparation, seasonal planting, planning your garden, mulching, weed control, fertilizing and pest control.

This class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.

Introduction to Sustainable Vegetable GardeningSustainable Gardening Photo (52020-3C)
Tuesday, March 27, 7-8:30 pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

To Register:Register online at roswellgov.com/government/departments/recreation-and-parks or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. Questions? Call 770-641-3760.

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 class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.
perennials

Establishing and Growing Perennials (52020-04)
Tuesday, April 17, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

To Register: Register online at roswellgov.com/government/departments/recreation-and-parksor stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. Questions? Call 770-641-3760.

Perennials add year-after-year color and form to your gardens, whether you have sun, shade or a mixture of both.  This free class will cover getting started, as well as tips and techniques to help your perennials prosper for years to come, including: soil preparation; planting and dividing; mulching, watering, fertilizing and weed control; selecting perennials and easily grown varieties.

This class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.
rose

Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses (52020-5B)
Tuesday, May 15, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

To Register: Register online at roswellgov.com/government/departments/recreation-and-parks or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. Questions? Call 770-641-3760.

While many of your shrubs may have already flowered (and others, like roses, will bloom later), they all need to be prepared for Atlanta’s summer heat and possible lack of rain.  If they have grown too large for their location, they may need to be pruned at the right time and done the right way. This class will cover mulching, weed control, watering, fertilizing, pest control and pruning (where, when and how).

This class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.