Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Upcoming Events

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 for the tour are $15, at the Cobb County Cooperative Extension office or online through the website of the Cobb County Master Gardeners. Day of tour tickets are $20. Entry to the Garden Faire and Plant sale is free. For information, map, and descriptions of the tour gardens, see the Cobb Master Gardeners' website, or call 770-528-4070.

Spreader and Sprayer Calibration Class
Saturday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Calibration Class for lawn care equipment, at the Cobb County Extension Training Room and outside. Hands-on workshop teaching residential customers how to properly use fertilizer spreaders and chemical sprayers accurately to treat their landscapes. Taught by Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Neil Tarver. Call 770-528-4070 for additional information or to register.

Canning Class: Jelly and Jam
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Hands-on canning class for jellies and jams, taught by Cobb County Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences agent Cindee Sweda. Class will be at 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA, 30060. Cost is $10, payable in cash, check (made out to Cobb County 4-H Club), or money order. Pre-registration is required. Call 770-528-4070 for additional information.

Problems in the Vegetable Patch
Thursday, June 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Learn to identify and control some of the insect-pests and diseases that are common in Cobb County vegetable gardens. Class taught by horticulture staff member Amy Whitney in the second floor classroom of Cobb County Cooperative Extension, 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA, 30060. Register by calling 770-528-4070.