If you’re new to gardening (or new to Atlanta’s unique climate) or looking to brush up on the basics of planting, this class at local nursery Garden*Hood is for you. We’ll cover soil preparation, plant selection, plant spacing, watering and mulching, fertilizing, and pest/disease control. This class is geared towards warm-season vegetable gardening including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, squash, and seasonal herbs. We’ll offer a class on cool-season crops in the early fall.
We’ll also provide insight on how to navigate a garden center like a pro, how to pick the healthiest plants, and what questions to ask to ensure you’re getting the most appropriate plant for your needs.
Instructor: Derek Pinson, Edgewood Community Learning Garden Site Coordinator, The Wylde Center. A member of the Wylde Center’s team since 2015, Derek oversees the daily maintenance and activities of the Edgewood Community Learning Garden while spending additional time working as garden coach for the Wylde Center’s partner gardens. Hailing from the little mountain town of Ellijay, GA, Derek has always been an avid gardener and lover of nature. He has a B.A. in environmental geography and a permaculture design certification and puts both to good use in his mission to educate Atlantans about home-scale food production.
Details: The class will be held outdoors here at the nursery. Please dress for the weather (sunscreen, hats, and sun glasses are strongly recommended), and feel free to bring snacks and beverages. In the event of dangerous or exceptionally inclement weather, the class will be rescheduled. We’ll call you the morning of the event to alert you of scheduling changes.
COST: The cost of the class is $15 & $10 for Homestead Atlanta members with Member Discount Code.
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