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Well-Seasoned Chef Series

Atlanta

Select Tuesdays
in April, May, September and 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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Tai Chi in the Garden

Atlanta

Saturdays, July 7 - September 8
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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Drawing Orchids in Color Pencil

In Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, July 24 - August 21
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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Drawing Trees

Drawing in Black and White

Atlanta

Tuesdays, August 28 - September 25
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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Fresh Plates Series

Atlanta

Select Wednesdays,
Sept. - Oct.
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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Beekeeping: Getting Started

Atlanta

Saturday, Sept. 15
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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Tai Chi

Atlanta

Saturday, Sept. 15 - Nov. 17
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 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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Container Garden Walking Tour

Gainesville

Saturday, Sept. 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Explore container gardens planned and created by horticulture staff. Learn basics including plant selection, soil types and choosing appropriate containers.

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Tai Chi Gainesville

Gainesville

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

Perform the ancient Chinese exercise form designed to increase flexibility and balance in an enchanted setting.

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Fine Line Pen for Botanical Illustration

Atlanta

Tuesdays, Oct. 2 - Oct. 30
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 6 - 9 p.m.

Fine line pen is the ideal medium for botanical illustration because it reproduces so beautifully in books and publications. Learn the basic techniques and tools for working with fine line pen.

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Beekeeping Demonstration

Gainesville

Saturday, Oct. 6
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

See an amazing, hands-on demonstration from local beekeepers. View live honey bees and meet the queen bee! Take home information about honey bees and how important they are to our world.

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Fall Pruning

Atlanta

Wednesday, Oct. 10
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.

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Capturing Fall Blooms Workshop

Gainesville

Friday, Oct. 12
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Work from images and real plants in the Garden (weather permitting) to learn the techniques for layering to build color and how to use liquid masks. Supply list provided upon registration.

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Orchids for Beginners I

Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

Atlanta

Saturday, Oct. 13
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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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Winter Container Gardening

Atlanta

Wednesday, Oct. 17
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

This class will explore container gardening basics including plant selection, soil types, and choosing appropriate containers.

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Honey Bee Biology for Beekeeping

Atlanta

Saturday, Oct. 20
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Good beekeepers understand their bees and take measures to meet their needs. We will take a look at honey bee biology that is relevant to beekeeping.

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One Foot at a Time: Springtime Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Springtime Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Atlanta

Thursday, Nov. 1
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In this beginners’ course you will learn to design, plan, and grow your own successful spring garden.

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Drawing the Fall Harvest in Colored Pencil

Atlanta

Tuesdays, Nov. 6 - Dec. 11
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

*skips week of Nov. 13

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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Drawing Trees: Two-day Workshop

Gainesville

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 15 - 16
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Capture the wonderful shapes of the winter trees and all the whimsy and texture of the curves and edges of bark.

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