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The Fall Harvest in Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, October 31 - November 28
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 provided.

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Floral Design

Atlanta

Tuesday, December 5 and Saturday, December 9
10 a.m. - noon

Join us as we explore the world of Contemporary Floral Design. This class will begin with a demonstration of several concepts using flowers and materials in unconventional ways.

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All About Propagation

Gainesville

Saturday, March 17
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to propagate woody plant species from seeds and cuttings.

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Container Gardening

Gainesville

Saturday, March 31
10 a.m. - noon

Explore the basics of container gardening with a focus on plant selections and design tips for the spring season.

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Intro to Drawing in Black & White

Drawing in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 6
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9 p.m.

Thursdays, Jan. 11- Feb. 8
10 a.m.- 1 p.m. OR 6 – 9

Using basic black and white drawing materials the continuing drawing student explores large plant studies, still lifes and landscapes.

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Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Atlanta

Saturday, January 20
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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Tai Chi in the Garden

Atlanta

Saturdays, January 27 - April 7
Beginner, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. OR Intermediate, 10:15 - 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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Pruning

Atlanta

Wednesday, January 31
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Now is the time to prepare 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 methods including tree and shrub pruning and fall cut-backs along with the proper timing for these techniques.

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Intermediate Drawing Black & White

in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, February 20 - March 20
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 p.m.

Using basic black and white drawing materials, the continuing drawing students explore large plant studies, still lifes, and landscapes. Bring a collection of landscape photos (black and white or color) to the first class for drawing exercises.

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Edible Gardening for Beginners

Atlanta

Wednesday, February 28
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Grow your own healthy and delicious food! In this beginners’ course, learn basics and best practices for setting up a low-maintenance, high-yield garden without using lots of chemicals.

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Drawing Birds

Atlanta

Thursdays, March 1 - March 29
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 - 9 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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Orchids for Beginners II

Dendrobium, Oncidium and Cattleya

Atlanta

Saturday, March 3
10 a.m. - noon

This group of orchid genera is adapted to climates with intermittent rainfall and have specialized organs to store water. These plants require higher light levels than are found in typical homes; however, they can thrive with proper care. Learn the cultural requirements of these orchids and their adaptation to the home environment.

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Intro to Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, March 27 - April 24
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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Beekeeping: Getting Started

Atlanta

Saturday, March 24
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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