North Fulton Master Gardeners, Inc., is continuing to provide horticultural education in the North Fulton community through free virtual gardening education programming. This series of 10 classes begins February 2, 2021 and will be available through live Zoom webinars and Facebook Live. The classes will also be available for later viewing at www.youtube.com/NorthFultonMasterGardeners. Each class emphasizes practical gardening activities at the time of year that is best suited for that activity. Please register in advance for each class to assure your place. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar. If you can’t attend the live webinar, you can register anyway so you will receive a recorded link to the class.
Come enjoy a stroll through an old growth forest in the middle of Sandy Springs! Katherine Coppedge, a North Fulton Master Gardener, presents an overview of The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Preserve. The Preserve is the legacy of John Forbes, the foremost preservationist of the great outdoors in the southeast. Once a plantation along Roswell Road, the 30-acre forest is awash with native trees, shrubs, and wildflower meadows planted and maintained by North Fulton Master Gardeners. Deer, raccoon, fox, opossum and the resident raptors, red tail, sharp-shinned, coopers hawks abound. Powers Branch Creek is alive with salamanders, crawfish, and minnows. Our mission is “to preserve and protect this urban forest while linking community learning, health, and well-being to the natural environment”.
Additional classes in the NFMG Spring 2021 Garden Lecture Series can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/northfultonmastergardeners/events/.