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.

Fall Vegetable Gardening
Tuesday, August 22, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell
Cost: Free

To Register:  Online: http://www.roswellgov.com/ search for Activity 52020  or stop by the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park. For any questions regarding on-line registration, please call 770-817-6670 or e-mail recweb@roswellgov.com.

Our extended growing season allows us to take advantage of three seasons of vegetable gardening.  If you are just beginning, you can learn how to get started without working in the heat of summer.  Autumn’s mild temperatures create perfect growing conditions for cool-season crops, such as lettuce, spinach, broccoli and carrots.  This free workshop will cover:

  • Summer vs fall-season crops
  • Sustainable gardening practices
  • Direct seeding and transplanting
  • Frost protection
  • Preparing the garden for winter

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

 

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Lawn Care for Fall and Winter
Tuesday, September 5, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell
Cost: Free

Register online: http://www.roswellgov.com/  search for Activity 52020 or stop by the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park. For any questions regarding on-line registration, please call 770-817-6670 or e-mail recweb@roswellgov.com.

To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now, in the fall.  Early fall is the only effective time of year to reseed or plant cool-season grasse (tall fescue).  If you have a warm-season grass (eg Bermuda, Zoysia), you need to take steps to prevent winter weed grasses from taking over. This class will cover:

  • Cool-season vs warm-season grasses: how they differ and what they require
  • Value of soil testing and adjusting pH
  • Fall and winter activities for each type of grass (fertilizing, weed control, and watering)

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

 

Shade Gardening
Tuesday, Tuesday September 19, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell
Cost: Free

To Register:  Online: http://www.roswellgov.com/ search for Activity 52020 or stop by the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park. For any questions regarding on-line registration, please call 770-817-6670 or e-mail recweb@roswellgov.com.

As your trees mature, you may find more of your property is shaded and some of your plants and lawn may not be doing as well. This class will explain the different types of shade (partial, full and dry) and how to successfully work with each. We will then discuss the various types of trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers you should consider.


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

 

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Composting
Tuesday, October 3, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell
Cost: Free

To Register:  Online: http://www.roswellgov.com/ search for Activity 52020 or stop by the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park. For any questions regarding on-line registration, please call 770-817-6670 or e-mail recweb@roswellgov.com.

Compost consists of partially decomposed organic matter that is essential for healthy soil, but is normally missing in our red clay. Learn how you can create your own compost from commonly available materials. This class will cover the major steps involved, required ingredients, hot vs cold composting, various methods you can use and additional considerations. The Alpharetta class will be held at the Whole Foods Educational Garden, where we will demonstrate some of the practical methods for homeowners.

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

 

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Fall in Georgia - the Best Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs
Tuesday, October 17, 7-8:30pm
Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell
Cost: Free

To Register:  Online: http://www.roswellgov.com/ search for Activity 52020 or stop by the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park. For any questions regarding on-line registration, please call 770-817-6670 or e-mail recweb@roswellgov.com.

While many of us get energized to improve our yards and gardens in the spring, fall is the best time in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees. Most shrubs and trees will do better when they have the opportunity to get established over the winter. This class will cover:

  • Planting trees
  • Preparing soil for ornamentals
  • Selecting shrubs for desired location
  • Planting/moving shrubs
  • Mulching, watering and fertilizing

 

 

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