Fulton County Cooperative Extension Releases Gardening Class Schedule for May | Print |

Residents must register to participate

Do not hesitate!  Now is the time to prepare your lawn and to plant summer vegetables! Fulton County Cooperative Extension is ready to help you learn the basics of lawn care and planting vegetable gardens.

To register for the following free classes, call Grantly Ricketts at (404) 762-4077:

Title:   Vegetable Garden 101

Date: May 3, 2011

Time: 1 pm

Location: Ocee Library Branch, Johns Creek

Description: Participant will learn how to plan a garden, prepare the soil, what to plant, when to plant, how to maintain a garden and best time to harvest.

Contact Information: 404-762-4077

Title:   Vegetable Garden 101

Date:   May 4, 2011

Time: 6 pm

Location: South Fulton Library, Union City

Description: Participant will learn how to plan a garden, prepare the soil, what to plant, when to plant, how to maintain a garden and best time to harvest

Contact Information:  404-762-4077

Title: Composting

Date:   May 5, 2011

Time:  6:30 pm

Location: 1757 Washington Road, East Point, GA 30344

Description: Participants will learn the importance of composting; best composting methods; what to compost; best materials for composting; where to construct the pile; how to manage compost and when to use the compost.

Contac Information: 404-762-4077

Title: Vegetable Garden 101

Date:   May 12, 2011

Time: 2 pm

Location: Fulton Co. Central library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta GA 30303

Description: Participant will learn how to plan a garden, prepare the soil, what to plant, when to plant, how to maintain a garden and best time to harvest.

Contact Information: 404-762-4077

Title: Vegetable Garden 101

Date:   May 17, 2011

Time:  4 pm

Location: East Atlanta Branch Library

Description: Participant will learn how to plan a garden, prepare the soil, what to plant, when to plant, how to maintain a garden and best time to harvest.

Contact information: 404-762-4077

Title: Preparing Your Lawn for the Summer

Date:   May 19, 2011

Time: 12 Noon

Location: Ocee Library, Johns Creek.

Description: Participants will learn about soil pH, proper mowing practices, best weed control measures, disease prevention and control, when to fertilize, when to water.

Contact Information: 404-762-4077

Title: Beneficial Insects in the Yard and Garden

Date:   May 19, 2011

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: 1757 Washington Road, East Point GA 30344

Description: Participants will be able to identify insects that are helpful in the garden, will know what insect to use to suppress harmful insects and learn how to attract beneficial insects to their garden.

Contact Information: 404-762-4077

Fulton County Cooperative Extension also hosts monthly classes on topics such as financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in various locations throughout the county.  Phone (404) 332-2400 for more information.