Thursday, July 11, 2013

Upcoming Events

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 horticulture staff member Amy Whitney. Free, but please preregister by calling 770-528-4070.

Canning Class: Pressure Canning
Wednesday, July 31, 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.

Native Shrubs for the Garden
Tuesday, August 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Presented by Ellen Honeycutt, past president of the Georgia Native Plant Society, as part of the ongoing Gardeners Night Out presentation series of Cobb County Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County, at East Cobb Regional Library (old Parkair Mall site), 4880 Lower Roswell Rd. Marietta.

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 July 27, August 31, September 28, and October 26 to answer questions on canning, food preservation, and gardening. You are welcome to bring sick plants (or large pieces of them) for help with diagnosis and treatment options, and bring bugs for identification.