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Drawing Trees

Drawing in Black and White

Tuesdays, August 18 - September 15
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate trees by learning to draw them with pencil, pen, marker and charcoal. With the focus on trees native to Georgia, students draw leaves and branches, tree trunks and bark, tree bases and roots, and tree structures and shapes. Join this fun and life-affirming art class. More Information

Fresh Plates Series

Select Weekdays
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Chefs from Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurants provide the rare opportunity to learn how they create their signature dishes. Enjoy a fun evening in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen dining, sipping, and chatting as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu of dishes you know and love! More Information

Well-Seasoned Chef Series

First, Second OR Third Tuesdays
May - October
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Atlanta’s finest farm-to-table chefs for an intimate culinary experience in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen. Learn from the best as these astonishing chefs prepare a four-part tasting menu with food freshly-harvested from the Edible Garden.
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Chocolate Enrichment

Saturday, September 12
3 - 5 p.m.

Experience a full on chocolate immersion during Chocolate Covered-Weekend. Learn about the origins and types of chocolate including a full-spectrum taste test from raw cacao to milk and white chocolate. More Information

Preserve the Season

Sunday, September 13
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Capture fresh tastes of the season in a jar by preparing both tomato salsa and Dilly beans while learning safe techniques for healthy, tasty water-bath canning. Take home recipes and instructions plus a canned jar of each product. More Information

Ferns for the Garden

Saturday, September 19
9:30 a.m. - noon

Ferns, we either love them or think they all look alike! Discover the amazing diversity of ferns, reveal key features for identification and clear up confusion about their unique biology. More Information

Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, September 19 - November 21
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

The Garden is a beautiful and relaxing place to begin your weekend. Learn this ancient Chinese exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance. Cultivate your mental focus and physical strength in an enchanting garden setting. More Information

Botanical Illustration

Fine Line Pen

Tuesdays, September 29 - October 27
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

The ink medium has been traditionally used to illustrate drawings and professional reproductions of plants, especially for books and publications. Fine, acid-free paper and archival inks using pens with a variety of point sizes are essential for creating high quality renderings in fine line pen. More Information


Selecting Showstoppers

Saturday, October 3
10 a.m. - noon

Plan your beautiful spring and summer blooms now by discovering the best bulbs for each season and the ideal planting times for each. See a wide variety of examples, gather care tips, and get answers to your commonly asked bulb questions. More Information


Getting Started in Atlanta

Saturday, October 17
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Now is the time to think about keeping bees this year. This is an information-gathering class to find out about the feasibility of urban/suburban beekeeping in the area. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and the beekeeper’s year, where to find materials, and when and how to get started. More Information

Making Soft Cheese & Yogurt

Saturday, October 17
3 - 5 p.m.

Find out the basics of making simple cultured dairy products like yogurt, milk kefir and chevre. Learn the ins and outs of milks, cultures and incubation as well as taste yogurt and kefir. More Information

Fall Pruning

Saturday, October 24
10 a.m. - noon

Now is the time to preapre for fall and winter pruning. Proper pruning ensures your plants will be their healthiest and look their best from season to season. Learn all manner of pruning and fall cut-backs along with the proper timing for these techniques. More Information

Homemade Pie Making

Sunday, November 1
2 - 4 p.m.

Learn both the basics and decorative techniques for making beautiful pie crusts and pies. Explore a roll-out pie crust recipe and a cream cheese pastry as well as decorative techniques to make your pies centerpiece worthy. More Information

Drawing the Fall Harvest

Tuesdays, November 3 - December 1
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The summer growing season culminates in the fall harvest, when a bounty of fruits and vegetables spill out of the cornucopia reminding us of what the earth provides. In this class students create still-life drawings in colored pencil and/ or black and white mediums. More Information

Home Orchards

Saturday, November 7
10 a.m. - noon

Have you ever wanted your own home orchard? Now is the time to learn how to establish a home orchard or small fruit landscape. Learn techniques such as planting, training and care from establishment through the first harvest. More Information

Frame Your Art

Professional Matting

Saturday, November 7
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn to display your portfolio of black and white and colored pencil artwork beautifully. More Information