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Oct 15, 2010 1:31 PM CST
Name: Red
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PERRY, GA, The 21st Georgia National Fair. It’s wrap-up weekend! October 16 & 17 Master Gardener Demonstrations, Dahlia show, Camellia Show. Plus: 4-H Exhibits, Midway, Entertainment, Food, Livestock & Horse Shows. Gates open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Admission $8 adults, $7 Seniors-60+. Free parking. http://www.georgianationalfair.com

MILLEDGEVILLE: LOCKERLY ARBORETUM Heritage Days &, Plant Sale. Saturday, October 30th on the lawns surrounding Lockerly Hall. 9 am. – 4 pm. Numerous arts & crafts vendors, Civil War re-enactors, storytelling, horse-drawn wagon rides, mansion tours, food, musical entertainment, and much more. Entrance fee of $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 6-12. Kids 5 and under free. Fall Plant Sale 9am -4 pm Superior tree selections, shrubs, perennials, winter annuals, and unusual plants, including heirloom varieties available for purchase. Author Dorinda Dallmeyer from the University of Georgia will be presenting a lecture on William Bartram at 11 a.m. in Lockerly Hall. A costumed portrayer of William Bartram will guide visitors on a journey through the native flora of the region. http://www.lockerly.org


DAWSONVILLE: Cedar Hill Enrichment Fresh Green Market and Festival on Thursday, October 28 from 4-7pm. The Fresh Green Market and Festival on October 28 at Tractor Supply in Dawsonville will feature fresh in-season produce and products from local farmers and artisans committed to growing and creating products using sustainable methods. In addition to the Fresh Green Market, Reaping Nature Productions and Premier Surplus will offer electronics recycling for a $5.00 donation. For more information http://discovercedarhill.org or phone 770.887.0051.


ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN Alston Lecture Thursday November 4, 7pm. “Exotic and Edible: Unusual Plants and Fungi for Home Gardens" Dr. Jeanine Davis Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Garden daily admission is $15, Seniors $12. ABG members-free. Parking @ SAGE facility adjacent to the garden is by the hour with a $15 max daily rate. (Yes- ABG participates in the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program http://www.ahs.org ) http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org


ATHENS: STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN Weekend Sustainability Workshop November 12, 13, &14. “Sustainability: Bring It Home!” is a weekend workshop for people who want to transform their home into a fun and practical part of a more ecological world. This comprehensive workshop is filled with interactive presentations and hands-on sessions that educate and inspire participants to create home systems to meet their needs for food, water, and energy as locally, sustainably, and economically as possible. Topics will include: Home Energy Alternatives; Home Orchards and Forest Gardens; Annual and Perennial Vegetable Gardens; Soil Health and Composting; Raising Animals at Home; Natural Building; Creative Erosion Control; Rainwater Catchment; and Creating an Ecological Neighborhood. $175 members, $200 non-members http://uga.edu/botgarden/eduregister.html


ATLANTA: Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association Short Course 2011 is now taking registrations online. Saturday, January 22, 2010 8:30 am -4:30 pm at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Cost: 95.00 includes continental breakfast, lunch, parking, admission to the garden, and presentations from educators and urban beekeepers. Participants are limited to 100. MABA Short Course web site for the agenda and registration. http://www.beekeepingshortcourse.com/


PINE MOUNTAIN: Callaway Gardens’ 25th Anniversary Southern Gardening Symposium scheduled for January 28 – 30, 2011. Headline speakers are Dr. Michael Dirr (Thirty Years of Gardening in Georgia), Rick Darke (The New Wild Garden) and Joe Lamp’l (Greening Your Garden). Other speakers and topics include Scott Burrell, Conifers for the South; Bobby Green, Camellias; Lucinda Mays, Growing Your Own Food; Erin Weston, Winter Garden; and Kari Whitley Southern Gardening. Master Gardeners receive the discounted program registration rate of $220. If you register by October 31, 2010 you can take advantage of the Early-Bird Discount on overnight accommodation rates. To register for the Symposium or for more information, please contact the Callaway Gardens' Education Department at [email protected] or 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292), option 5, option 2 or 706-663-5153. More details will also be available on our website. http://www.callawaygardens.com/info/gardens/education/events...


ATLANTA: Emory University’s Evening at Emory Certificate in Landscape Design. Intended for hobbyists and amateur landscape designers alike, this program will provide both foundational and cutting-edge concepts and techniques for creating functional, crowd-pleasing landscape plans for any type of budget. Flexible open enrollment allows 18 months to complete all required classes. Approximate total costs are $4,000 and 224 hours including classes and project. http://cll.emory.edu/eate/certificates/landscapedesign/


This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves, propagating leaves, robot mowers, repotting carnivorous plants. YSG airs on GPB Saturday at 12:30 & 6:30 pm.

New Publication on the nuisance pest Megacopta cribraria –Kudzu bug. http://www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/displayHTML.cfm?pk_id=7...

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apparently doing nothing. What I'm doing is forcing myself to evaluate certain areas....
Only during these quiet moments does a good idea suddenly occur."
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