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Tai Chi in the Garden

Atlanta

Quarter 2 Schedule:
Saturdays, April 15 – June 17
Beginner, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 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.

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Intro to Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, March 21 - April 25
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This lively class introduces you to colored pencil drawing using the Garden as your subject. Learn color theory and composition. Explore methods for drawing botanical renderings and still-lifes working from photographs and reproductions.

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The Garden in Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Thursdays, April 20 - May 18
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Experience the joy of drawing colorful plant life outdoors at the Garden in early summer.

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Springtime Brunch

Atlanta

Saturday, April 22
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Brunch in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen with renowned Executive Chef Todd Ginsberg from The General Muir. While guests are enjoying a mimosa and sampling flavors fresh from the garden, Chef Todd will demonstrate and share inspiration on his signature dishes from the celebrated brunch spot.

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Garden Brunch

Atlanta

Saturday, April 29
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a lovely Saturday brunch with Executive Chef de Cuisine John Flagello from the popular Seed Kitchen and Bar. Seasonal and local produce will inspire the menu. Relax and enjoy a lovely meal and mimosa while learning about preparing fresh ingredients.

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Spring Soups

Atlanta

Wednesday, April 26
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Homemade soup is great year round. Join us as Garden Chef Amanda prepares three different spring soups that will taste great in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen.

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Sweet and Savory Tartlettes

Atlanta

Sunday, April 30
2 - 4 p.m.

Enjoy learning about the basics of making tartlettes for delicious treats. This class will cover the crust and fillings for three different tarts (strawberry, savory spring greens and herbed cheese.)

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Fresh Plates Series

Atlanta

Select Wednesdays
May – October
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.

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Well-Seasoned Chef Series

Atlanta

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.

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Intermediate Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, May 2 - June 6
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

This class offers the rich and varied colors, shapes and forms of the tropical world. Drawings are large in scale, emphasizing contours and select focal points of concentrated color and detail.

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Tai Chi Gainesville

Gainesville

Tuesdays, May 2 - 30
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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

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Life Drawing with Pastels

The Botanical Kind

Gainesville

Wednesdays, May 3 - May 24
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Pastels are the perfect choice to capture the spring blooms as they wake from their winter slumber. Learn pastel techniques used in the studio and adapt them to the garden.

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Watercolors Workshop

Georgia O'Keffe Style

Gainesville

Friday May 5
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This watercolor painting workshop will focus on composition and how to create beautiful images while learning about the life and work of American Artist Georgia O’Keeffe, best known for her flower paintings. Supply list provided.

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Propagation Methods and Techniques

Gainesville

Saturday, May 6
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Come learn how to propagate woody plant species from seeds and cuttings. An overview of our garden propagation methods, along with examples from our own greenhouse will highlight the course.

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Colored Pencil Workshop

Study of Henri Rosseau

Gainesville

Saturday May 20
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Colored pencils are the best drawing medium to use while studying Artist Henri Rosseau. This drawing technique will allow you to capture whimsical images from the garden.

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Container Gardening

Atlanta

Tuesday, May 30
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types and appropriate containers. Learn how to design containers for year-round appeal.

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Medicinal Herb Walk

Atlanta

Saturday, May 27
9:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Hidden in plain sight throughout the Garden is a multitude of plants long valued for their healing qualities by cultures all over the world. On this guided walk, you’ll hear their colorful stories, and the role they’ve played in mythology, folk lore, religion, and traditional medicine - and why we still use many of them today!

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Beekeeping

Getting Started in Atlanta

Atlanta

Saturday, June 10
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This is an information-gathering class about the feasibility of 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.

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Atlanta's Amphibians

Identifying Our Urban Frogs and Salamanders

Atlanta

Wednesday, June 14
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Amphibians are known to hide under rocks, logs and in the streams of our neighborhoods. Learn about their habitats and the best time of year to look for them.

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Drawing Orchids

In Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, June 13 - July 11
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Orchids are intriguingly complex, with infinite shapes and patterns. A simplified approach, using black and white media (graphite pencil, charcoal, pen, and markers), aids in exploring and drawing orchids.

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Shade Gardening

Atlanta

Thursday, July 13
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you're in for a big surprise!

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Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Atlanta

Saturday, July 15
10 a.m. - noon

Orchids generally can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment.

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Drawing Orchids in Color

In Colored Pencil

Atlanta

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

Explore the exquisite and varied colorations of the Orchid family. Students start by drawing from color reproductions of orchids for color studies, then move on to work from live orchid stems.

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Practical Beekeeping

A Hands-On Approach

Atlanta

Saturday, August 27
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Early spring is the best time to get started with this very satisfying hobby. Students learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance and beekeeping equipment. Learn by working hands-on with the Garden beehives

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Autumn Veggie Garden

Planning Ahead

Atlanta

Thursday, August 24
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In Georgia, you can have a beautiful and productive vegetable garden well past the summer harvest of tomatoes and squash.

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Making Blueberry Butter and Shrub Drinks

Atlanta

Saturday, May 21
3: 30 - 5:30 p.m.

Preserve the summer flavor of blueberry butter in a jar. You’ll also taste & learn how to make your own blueberry shrub drink at home. Walk away with canning confidence, recipes & instructions and a jar of blueberry butter.

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Healthy Hawaiian Eats & Treats

Atlanta

Wednesday, August 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Chef Marc and Kimie as they will create a four-plate small course Hawaiian inspired menu. Local and seasonal ingredients will be incorporated into flavorful dishes and our guest chefs will share culinary knowledge and recipes from the Pacific region.

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Art of the Quick Sketch

Botanical Drawing Program

Atlanta

Tuesdays, Aug. 22 - Sept. 19
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

The quick sketch is an advance skill built with experience and practice. The seasoned artist makes it look easy. Overtime, s/he has learned how to see clearly in order to capture the essence of the subject with economy and simplicity. The student will gain insight into this process drawing a variety of subjects with skill and speed.

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Moss Dish Garden Workshop

Atlanta

Wednesday, Aug 23
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Create your own miniature moss landscape at a special hands-on workshop on moss gardening.

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