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.

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Lawn Care for Spring and Summer (52020-3A)
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

You can register online at www.roswellgov.com/register (you must create an account to register online) or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. When registering online, search for Activity 52020. If you have questions, call (770) 817-6670 or email cfuller@roswellgov.com.

Mid-February is the ideal time to plan treating 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 class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.

Good Soil and Composting (52020-02)Sustainable Gardening Photo
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7-8:30 pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

You can register online at www.roswellgov.com/register (you must create an account to register online) or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. When registering online, search for Activity 52020. If you have questions, call (770) 817-6670 or email cfuller@roswellgov.com.

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 class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.

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

You can register online at www.roswellgov.com/register (you must create an account to register online) or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. When registering online, search for Activity 52020. If you have questions, call (770) 817-6670 or email cfuller@roswellgov.com.

In Mid-March homeowners will soon begin pruning and fertilizing roses and shrubs to be prepare for Atlanta’s summer heat and possible lack of rain. If plants 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 the when, where and how to prune different plants. And, will provide a review of mulching, weed control, watering, fertilizing, pest control for spring and summer.

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

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The Basics of Vegetable Gardening (52020-3B)
Tuesday, March 19, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

You can register online at www.roswellgov.com/register (you must create an account to register online) or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. When registering online, search for Activity 52020. If you have questions, call (770) 817-6670 or email cfuller@roswellgov.com.

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 class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.

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The Fragrant Garden (52020-3C)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

You can register online at www.roswellgov.com/register (you must create an account to register online) or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. When registering online, search for Activity 52020. If you have questions, call (770) 817-6670 or email cfuller@roswellgov.com.

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 class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.

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Establishing and Growing Perennials (52020-04)
Tuesday, April 16, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

You can register online at www.roswellgov.com/register (you must create an account to register online) or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. When registering online, search for Activity 52020. If you have questions, call (770) 817-6670 or email cfuller@roswellgov.com.

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.

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Gardening Myths (52020-07)
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell

You can register online at www.roswellgov.com/register (you must create an account to register online) or stop by the Bill Johnson Activity Building. When registering online, search for Activity 52020. If you have questions, call (770) 817-6670 or email cfuller@roswellgov.com.

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 class is hosted by the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.