Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gardening Workshops

There are going to be FREE gardening workshops held in Carrollton throughout the year! 

All three workshops will be held at the Carroll County Ag Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, Georgia.  While these events are free, we request that you phone or e-mail us to reserve a seat and qualify for door prizes.

May 16 - Herb Gardening.  Flowers are pretty and vegetables healthy, but herbs are sublime.  They are literally the spice of life--and beautiful and healthful, too.  Learn how to grow them in containers, add them to your existing garden, use them in cooking, and make flavored oils and vinegars.  Also learn about traditional herbal remedies from a certified herbalist.   Instructors will include a representative from the Chattahoochee Unit of the Herb Society of America.  Saturday, May 16, 2009.  9 a.m. to noon.

May 30 - Food Preservation.  Learn how to can, dry, freeze, and otherwise preserve your vegetables and fruits.  Presented by Carroll County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Michelle Lewis.   Saturday, May 30, 2009.  10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

June 27 - Composting.  Learn how to turn food scraps, dead plants, grass clippings, and autumn leaves into the nutrient-rich organic matter veteran gardeners refer to as "Black Gold."  Form a partnership with nature by enlisting the aid of billions of beneficial micro-organisms and earthworms.  Taught by Wendy Crager of the Rolling Hills Resource Conservation & Development Council.  Saturday, June 27, 2009.  9 a.m. to noon.

September 19 - Vegetable Gardening in the Fall.  Reprise of the popular Vegetable Gardening 101 Workshop with an emphasis on planting cool-weather crops.  Saturday, September 19, 2009.  Tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon.

The guy to contact is:

Ian Davis
Georgia Master Gardener
and County Extension Secretary
UGA Cooperative Extension - Carroll County
900 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30117-6477
Office: 770-836-8546        Fax: 770-836-2959
E-mail: uge2045@uga.edu or iandavis@uga.edu

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