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Roswell Hosts Free Gardening Lecture Series

Post Date:02/21/2019 2:30 PM
The UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and the North Fulton Master Gardeners are conducting a series of free gardening classes, hosted by the City of Roswell. Each class emphasizes practical gardening techniques at the time of year that is best suited for that activity. Classes are offered from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on selected Tuesday nights at the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd.

  • Good Soil and Composting
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m.
    This new class is the foundation for spring classes on growing and maintaining vegetables, perennials, shrubs and roses. It provides an understanding of the science of soil and how to improve it using sustainable methods.
  • Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses
    Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m.
    This class will cover the when, where, and how to prune different plants, provide a review of mulching, weed control, watering, fertilizing, and pest control for spring and summer.
  • The Basics of Vegetable Gardening
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m.
    This class will cover planning your garden, sustainable organic garden practices, spring vegetables, herbs, as well as, mulching, weed control, fertilizing and pest control.
  • The Fragrant Garden
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m.
    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.
  • Container Gardening
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m.
    This class will cover getting started with perennials as well as tips and techniques to help your perennials prosper for years to come. Topics include soil preparation, planting and dividing, mulching, watering, fertilizing, and weed control.
  • Gardening Myths
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m.
    This new class addresses traditional gardening practices and misconceptions. Topics include product claims, home remedies, use of mulch, and urban gardening.
Contact Craig fuller for more information at 770-641-3823 or email at cfuller@roswellgov.com
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