The North Fulton Master Gardeners are offering FREE virtual gardening workshops this fall. Each class emphasizes practical gardening activities at the time of year that is best suited for that activity.
The series of classes begins on September 1st, 2021, and will be available through live Zoom webinars and Facebook Live.
If you can’t make the live presentation, you can watch the video later at the North Fulton Master Gardeners YouTube Channel.
Please register in advance for the classes that interest you. You can register for one, or for all seven.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email telling you how to join the webinar. If you cannot attend the live webinar, you can register anyway so you will receive a link to the recording to watch at your leisure.
The classes are listed below.
And below that, we have a list of videos from last fall’s virtual seminars — give them a look, too!
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Virtual fall gardening workshops
Don’t miss these incredible opportunities to learn more about gardening in metro Atlanta.
Fall Lawn Care in Atlanta
Live Zoom: Wednesday, September 1 at 7:00 pm
To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now. Depending on your grass type, there are certain things you need to do and others you should not do. Early fall is the only effective time to reseed or plant cool-season grasses (fescue). If you have a warm-season grass (Bermuda, Zoysia), you need to prevent winter weeds from taking over. North Fulton Master Gardener John Kligora will teach this class, which will cover warm vs cool-season grasses; soil testing; fertilizing, watering and weed prevention.
Fall Vegetable Gardening
Live Zoom: Sunday, September 12 at 2:00 pm
Fall is a great time to grow vegetables in North Fulton County. North Fulton Master Gardener George Scesney shares his expertise on how to prepare your garden, select the best vegetables to grow in the fall in the Atlanta area, the optimal time to plant each type and some tips for a bountiful harvest!
ABC’S of Fall Gardening
Live Zoom: Sunday, September 19 at 2:00 pm
There is more to fall gardening than raking leaves! Please do not put away your gardening tools and please do not stop visiting your local gardening centers. Georgia weather gives gardeners opportunities for four-season gardening. As the summer months fade, the transition to cooler days and more rainfall, provides the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and some cool weather vegetables. It is also time to change out your summer containers and replace the plants with colorful plants that will survive from fall until spring. We will explore how to modify containers by adding garden art to celebrate end of year holidays. Time spent in your garden during the fall will reap benefits all year long! This class is presented by North Fulton Master Gardener Carole MacMullan.
Landscaping Lessons Learned!
Live Zoom: Sunday, September 26 at 2:00 pm
This class is presented by Michael Snow, an Intern with the North Fulton Master Gardeners. You can learn from his mistakes to experience a stress-free landscaping project and produce a more beautiful result. Early planning can substantially reduce the amount of time and back-breaking work required. Several simple steps made today can make a great difference in the five-year outcome.
Fun Garden Projects to Do with Your Kids
Live Zoom: Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 pm
North Fulton Master Gardener Donna Whitesel uses her many years of working with children to guide you through several fun and horticulturally based projects to do with kids. Tap into your child’s natural curiosity with these hands-on and age-appropriate activities that are sure to make a plant lover out of your little sprout!
Winter Vegetable Planting Demonstration
Live Zoom: Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 pm
A hands-on, “how and what to plant” class with North Fulton Master Gardener, Robin Pollack who will showcase her beautiful raised-bed gardens. Learn the basics of growing great vegetables over the winter. Suitable for beginners to experienced gardeners!
Cool Season Flowers Beyond Pansies
Live Zoom: Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 pm
Winter does not have to be dreary and flower-less. North Fulton Master Gardener Donna Whitesel will teach you all about flowers and plants you can grow through the winter for winter landscaping beauty.
Watch these fall gardening workshops from 2020
You’ll find these on the North Fulton Master Gardener’s YouTube channel. They were presented as virtual workshops last fall.
- “Hydrangeas – How to Plant, Grow, and Prune”
- “Gardening in the Shade”
- ”Fragrant Gardens for All Seasons”
- “Create A Fall Vegetable Garden”
- “Top Ten Lawn Care Mistakes”
- “All About Bulbs! Bulbs for all Seasons”
- “How to Create a Bulb Lasagna Container Garden”
- “Winter Interest Plants”
- “Holiday Wreath-making with Plants from the Garden”
- “Mailbox Holiday Decoration with Plants from the Garden”
- “Decorating Your Mantel for the Holidays”
The NFMG YouTube Channel also features several playlists of videos:
- Home Gardens of the North Fulton Master Gardeners playlist
- UGA Extension of Fulton County playlist of gardening videos
- How to Become a Master Gardener playlist
- Master Gardeners Educate at Farm Chastain playlist
- Master Gardeners Educate at Mimosa Hall and Gardens playlist
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