Celebrate Horticulture Week with a Day at Green Meadows Preserve
Tuesday, July 8, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bring a picnic and enjoy all the park has to offer as Cobb Extension celebrates both Horticulture Week and the 100th anniversary of the founding of Cooperative Extension. Bluebird Trail Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Stay to learn about the Cherokee Garden, historic Period Garden, new organic orchard, bee hives, and community garden! 3780 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, 30127 (Intersection of Dallas Hwy and Old Hamilton Road). Free and open to the public. For information, call 770-528-4070.
Rain Barrel Workshop
Thursday, July 10, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reduce your outdoor watering bill! Learn about and build a rain barrel to take home for personal use. Horticulture Agent Neil Tarver, of UGA Extension/Cobb County, will lead the class in Cobb Extension's second floor classroom at 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA, 30060. $15 supply fee; preregistration required. Call 770-528-4070 or email Cornelius.email@example.com.
Saturday, July 12, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class conducted by the Cobb Water System and UGA Extension/Cobb County will help homeowners save both water and money. Learn technologies and practices to improve efficiency of water use. Class will be held in the second floor classroom at 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA, 30060. Free program, but please preregister at 770-419-6244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning the Fall Vegetable Garden
Thursday, July 24, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Amy Whitney, of UGA Extension/Cobb County, will explain what to grow, when to plant, and how to find space for the fall garden. Class will be held in the second floor classroom at 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA, 30060. Free program, but please preregister by calling 770-528-4070.
ALSO, come meet Cobb Extension staff and some of our Master Gardener Volunteers at the Marietta Square Farmer’s Market. We will be there on July 5, July 26, and August 30 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.