Backyard Assn. meets May 10

Backyard Assn. meets May 10

The theme for the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association meeting in May is “Liliaceous Gone Wild.” It is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension-Coweta County, 255 Pine Road in Newnan. The guest speaker is Jim Rodgers from Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville. The rare and beautiful Cahaba […]

Master Gardener Day observed

Master Gardener Day observed

Local gardening enthusiasts gathered March 19 to observe Georgia Master Gardener Day. Master gardener extension volunteer Jennifer Stewart presented a class on “Growing Vegetables from A to Z.” The displays left nothing to the imagination – from tools to soil amendments, to seeds, planting, pest deterrents, to actual plants. Juan Hayes was the winner of […]

Azalea sale Saturday

Azalea sale Saturday

The Fayette Master Gardener Association is selling native azaleas Saturday, March 26, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Peachtree City Farmers Market in the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center, 215 Northlake Drive. Plants are available now. Limited quantities of one-gallon plants can be purchased for $12 each (sales tax included). Order at fayettemga@gmail.com.  

Pest management class Mar. 22

Pest management class Mar. 22

The Fayette County Extension office is hosting “Managing Pests Naturally,” a free class scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. in Suite 210 of the county administrative complex. Have you ever heard of Integrated Pest Management?  IPM for short? This is the best method for managing pests in your landscape. Come learn the principles of […]

Butterfly awareness at next meeting

Butterfly awareness at next meeting

The Monarch Butterfly, the distinctive black and orange species that migrates from Canada to Mexico each year, is becoming endangered. This spring, the Fayette Master Gardener Association has begun a project to raise awareness of the Monarch’s plight. Homeowners and communities can help reverse this potential species extinction simply by planting milkweed, according to an […]

Learn about growing vegetables Mar. 19

Learn about growing vegetables Mar. 19

“Growing Vegetables from A-Z” is the topic of a class offered by the Fayette County Extension office Saturday, Mar. 19, 10 a.m.-noon in the public meeting room of the county administrative complex. There is a $5 fee for materials. Come hear Jennifer Stewart, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, discuss how to grow vegetables from Asparagus to […]

Extension office hosts composting class

Extension office hosts composting class

The Fayette County Extension office is hosting “Composting – An Inexpensive Soil Amendment,” a class scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 12, 10 a.m.-noon in the public meeting from of the county administrative complex. There is a $10 fee for materials. Compost is used as an organic amendment to improve physical, chemical and biological properties in the […]

Gardening class Mar. 10

Gardening class Mar. 10

“Organic Vegetable Gardening – Plant Health & Insect Management” is the subject of a free class hosted by the Fayette County Extension office scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. in Suite 210 of the county administrative complex. Larry Dove and his wife Twila own Two Doves Farm, a certified organic farm in the heart […]

Soil lecture March 8

Soil lecture March 8

Sustainable soil is healthy soil, rich with organic matter and essential minerals needed to make plants and vegetables thrive. You can create healthy soil for your yard and garden with tips from soil expert and guest speaker Brian Maddy at the next Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association Meeting on “Sustainable Soils.” The […]

Extension class Mar. 1

Extension class Mar. 1

The Fayette County Extension Service is offering a class entitled “Soil Testing for Urban Gardeners” Tuesday, Mar 1, 10-11:30 a.m. in Suite 210 of the county administrative complex, next door to the Extension Office. The class is free. Developing productive soil begins with soil testing.  This test determines the nutrients in the soil and what […]