Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Upcoming Events

Vegetable Garden Seminar
Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Daylong seminar hosted by Douglas County Cooperative Extension includes the topics Bee Basics, Gardening Overview, The Secret is in the Soil, Garden Testimonies, Time Management, Limited Space Gardening, and Preserving and Storing the Harvest. Cobb County Cooperative Extension staff member Amy Whitney will be speaking about gardening. Lithia Springs United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 3711 Temple Street, Lithia Springs, GA, 30122. For information, see webpage for event. Call 770-948-5429 to register. $10 fee includes presentations, handouts, "giveaways," light lunch and refreshments, and a donation to LSUMC for the use of their facility.

Cobb County Cooperative Extension Open House
Tuesday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free! Drop by to see what Cooperative Extension has to offer you. The day will include a plant doctor clinic (bring your plants and weeds for diagnosis!), bedbugs and other displays, container gardening demonstration, raised bed planting demonstration, information about canning, money management, healthy snacks, Restaurant Inspection scores, and 4-H club and its activities.678 South Cobb Drive (shares a parking lot with the Main Tag office), Marietta, 30060. Call 770-528-4070 or check www.cobbextension.com for more information.

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Presented by Donna Scott at the South Cobb Regional Library on Clay Road in Mableton, as part of the ongoing Gardeners Night Out presentation series of Cobb County Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County.

Starting Your Spring Garden
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. The second in the 2013 series of classes sponsored by The Green Meadows Preserve Community Garden. Presented by Cobb County Cooperative Extension staff member Amy Whitney, who will provide gardeners with the basics of what, how, when and where to plant in the areas available to them. Event will take place at the smaller Parks and Recreation building near the Boots Ward Recreation Center at Lost Mountain Park, 4845 Dallas Hwy.

Tomatoes: From the Turtle to the Table
Friday, April 12, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Presented by Cobb County Master Gardener Renae Lemon at the County Water Lab at 662 S. Cobb Drive (the smaller brick building at the back of the property), as part of the ongoing Lunch & Learn presentation series of Cobb County Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County. Renae will tell all you need to know about growing tomatoes.

Algae Control in Ponds
Wednesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. - noon. Instructed by UGA Aquaculture Specialist Dr. Gary Burtle, at Cobb County Cooperative Extension, 678 South Cobb Dr. in Marietta. The workshop will present information about the composition of scum and blooms seen in ponds, their causes, and ways to control or reduce their intensity. Participants are welcome to bring water samples for identification of algal species or water analysis. Re-certification credits: Category 26 Aquatic Pest Control - 3 credits; Private Applicator License - 2 credits.Cost $5 at the door; refreshments provided. Seating is limited. Preregister by calling 770-528-4070.

Through the Garden Gate
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 2013 Tour and Plant Sale of the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County. Tour gardens are all within four miles of the Marietta Square. Garden Faire and Plant Sale will be at the Cobb Water Office, at 662 South Cobb Drive. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Cobb County Cooperative Extension office or online through the website of the Cobb Master Gardeners; Day-of-tour tickets are $20. For more information, including map and descriptions of the tour gardens, see the Cobb Master Gardeners' website, or call 770-528-4070.