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Drawing Orchids

In Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, June 7 – July 12
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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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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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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Bruce Means

Free Alston Lecture

Atlanta

Tuesday, July 26
7 – 8 p.m.

In "Over the Rainbow: Exploring South America's Lost Worlds," Bruce Means recaps his 30 years of exploring tepuis of Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World – on foot and by helicopter.

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Christopher Herndon

Free Alston Lecture

Atlanta

Tuesday, August 30
7 – 8 p.m.

Christopher Herndon, M.D. is President and Co-Founder of Acaté Amazon Conservation, which directly partners with the Matsés indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon presents Tribal Healers: Conservation and Medicine.

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Meet Marisa McClellan

Atlanta

Saturday, September 3

3 - 4:30pm

Food writer and canning teacher Marisa McClellan is the voice behind food in jars. Learn about the labor of loving to preserve fresh food by reserving a copy of McClellan’s new book, Naturally Sweet Food in Jars.

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Tai Chi in the Garden

Atlanta

Saturdays, July 9 - September 10
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.

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Shade Gardening

Atlanta

Saturday, July 9
10 a.m. - noon

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

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Drawing Orchids in Color

In Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, July 19 - August 16
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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Medicinal Herb Walk

Atlanta

Saturday, July 23
9:30 - 12:30 p.m.

TICKETS SOLD OUT

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, August 6
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.

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Drawing Trees

Drawing in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, August 23 - September 20
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate trees by learning to draw them with pencil, pen, marker and charcoal.

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Autumn Veggie Garden

Planning Ahead

Atlanta

Tuesday, August 30
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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Intermediate Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, April 19 - May 17
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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Drawing Birds

Atlanta

Thursdays, April 21 - May 19
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Spring bursting forth brings a variety of colorful bird life. Learn how to draw birds in black and white and in colored pencil.

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