Thursday, May 1, 2014

Upcoming Events and Classes

Earth Day Celebration (Belated)
Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free fun and learning about care of the environment for all ages. At the parking lot and indoors at the offices of UGA Extension in Cobb county, 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, 30060. For more information, call 770-528-4070.

Bluebird Trail Tour
Thursday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. –Noon. Free and open to the public. Cobb Master Gardener and Bluebird expert Jim Bearden will conduct a guided walk of the 2.3-mile Bluebird Trail at Green Meadow Preserve Park, at 3780 Dallas Hwy., Powder Springs, GA, 30127. Follow the Bluebird Trail blog at

Through the Garden Gate: Master Gardener Tour of Gardens
Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tour gardens of Cobb County’s Master Gardeners! Five special gardens are featured this year. Tour map and ticket purchase ($15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour) are available online at the Cobb Master Gardeners website.

Green Industry Update
Tuesday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. (registration until 9 a.m.) to noon. Re-certification credits: 21/23/24/27 = 3 hours; ISA = 2.25 hours; Private = 1 hours. $10 per person at the door; Pre-register with or by calling 770-528-4070. Nursery Showcase, by Matt Gaddis of MNI Direct; Emerald Ash Borer Update: Detection, Prevention, and Control, by Joe Burgess, Georgia Forestry Commission; Invasive Species in the Landscape: Eradication and Native Alternatives, by Jamie Rawlins;Turfgrass Diseases 2014: Avoidance and Control Practices, by UGA’s Dr. Alfredo Martinez.