Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Upcoming Events

Small and Beginning Farmers Workshop
Monday, June 17, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn to improve soil quality for vegetable production, manage pests, and handle the harvest, and then obtain assistance with EQIP, and more. Free program, but preregistration is required. Register by June 13: call 706-295-6131 or email region1@gaswcc.org.

Canning Class: Pressure Canning
Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Hands-on canning class for low-acid vegetables, soups, and meat products, 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. Preregistration is required. Call 770-528-4070 for additional information.

Planning the Fall Vegetable Garden
Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Learn what can be planted for fall crops, when to plant those crops, and how to find the space in a garden still crowded with summer vegetables. Taught by Cooperative Extension staff member Amy Whitney. Free event, but please preregister by calling 770-528-4070.

ALSO, come meet Cooperative Extension staff and some of our Master Gardener Volunteers at the Marietta Square Farmer’s Market, the last Saturday of each month through October. We will be there on June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, and October 26 to answer questions on canning, food preservation, and gardening. Bring sick plants (or large pieces of them) for help with diagnosis and treatment options, and bring bugs for identification.