Community Classes - Sandy Springs

The UGA Extension in Fulton County and North Fulton Master Gardeners conduct classes to provide up-to-date horticultural programs to the community. Most classes are free (Lost Corner charges a $10 per class facility fee) and open to anyone. The following classes are offered in Sandy Springs. Click here for information about Little Diggers Children's activities in Sandy Springs.

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Lawn Care for Spring and Summer
Monday, February 18, 2019 7-8:30pm
Friends of Lost at the Lost Corner Cottage at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside/Dalrymple intersection, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

To Register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org/master-gardener-classes/. Please note this location does have limited seating so sign up early.

Mid-February is the ideal time to plan treating your lawn turf - before weeds germinate. Beautiful, healthy lawns require more than simply mowing and fertilizing.  Cool-season and warm-season grasses require similar activities, but at different times, to be effective.  This class will cover: how cool and warm-season grasses differ and what they require: soil testing, fertilizing, weed control, aerating and watering.  Even if someone else takes care of your lawn, this seminar will enable you to work with your lawn service more effectively.

This classes is hosted by the Friends of Lost Corner.

Good Soil and Composting
Monday, February 25, 2019, 7-8:30 pm
Friends of Lost at the Lost Corner Cottage at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside/Dalrymple intersection, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

To Register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org/master-gardener-classes/. Please note this location does have limited seating so sign up early.

This new class is the foundation for our Spring classes on growing and maintaining vegetables, perennials, shrubs and roses.  It provides an understanding of the science of soil and how to improve your soil emphasizing sustainable methods.  It will cover the use of compost and mulch to improve and protect your soil.

This classes is hosted by the Friends of Lost Corner.
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Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses
Monday, March 4, 2019 7-8:30pm
Friends of Lost at the Lost Corner Cottage at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside/Dalrymple intersection, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

To Register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org/master-gardener-classes/. Please note this location does have limited seating so sign up early.

In Mid-March homeowners will soon begin pruning and fertilizing roses and shrubs to be prepare for Atlanta’s summer heat and possible lack of rain. If plants have grown too large for their location, they may need to be pruned at the right time and done the right way. This class will cover the when, where and how to prune different plants. And, will provide a review of mulching, weed control, watering, fertilizing, pest control for spring and summer.

This classes is hosted by the Friends of Lost Corner.
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The Basics of Vegetable Gardening
Monday, March 18, 2019, 7-8:30pm
Friends of Lost at the Lost Corner Cottage at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside/Dalrymple intersection, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

To Register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org/master-gardener-classes/. Please note this location does have limited seating so sign up early.

Get a jump on summer vegetable gardening.  Whether you are new to growing vegetables or are interested in learning how to increase your garden’s bounty, this class is for you. It will cover planning your garden, sustainable (organic) garden practices, spring vegetables, herbs, as well as, mulching, weed control, fertilizing and pest control.  Learn from a lifelong gardener.

This classes is hosted by the Friends of Lost Corner.

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The Fragrant Garden
Monday, March 25, 2019 7-8:30pm
Friends of Lost at the Lost Corner Cottage at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside/Dalrymple intersection, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

To Register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org/master-gardener-classes/. Please note this location does have limited seating so sign up early.

Learn the secrets of creating enchanting fragrance in your garden. This new class identifies fragrant plants for each season to add a new dimension to your garden. Learn about container plants as well as annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines and roses. Fragrances attract pollinators, too.

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Container Gardening
Monday, April 1, 2019 7-8:30pm
Friends of Lost at the Lost Corner Cottage at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside/Dalrymple intersection, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

To Register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org/master-gardener-classes/. Please note this location does have limited seating so sign up early.

Containers with plants contribute additional color, form, texture and variety to our landscape. With seasonal changes, they can also be used throughout the year. This class will cover: types of plants to consider, choosing containers, soil requirements, selecting and arranging plants and regular care.

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Establishing and Growing Perennials
Monday, April 14, 2019 7-8:30pm
Friends of Lost at the Lost Corner Cottage at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside/Dalrymple intersection, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

To Register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org/master-gardener-classes/. Please note this location does have limited seating so sign up early.

Perennials add year-after-year color and form to your gardens, whether you have sun, shade or a mixture of both.  This class will cover getting started, as well as, tips and techniques to help your perennials prosper for years to come including: soil preparation, planting and dividing, mulching, watering, fertilizing and weed control, selecting perennials and easily grown varieties.

This classes is hosted by the Friends of Lost Corner.
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Gardening Myths
Monday, April 22, 2019 7-8:30pm
Friends of Lost at the Lost Corner Cottage at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside/Dalrymple intersection, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

To Register: http://www.friendsoflostcorner.org/master-gardener-classes/. Please note this location does have limited seating so sign up early.

This new class addresses garden practices many of us have followed for years. But, what do scientists say about these practices? This class addresses misconceptions born of old. Which are misconceptions? Are garden products on the store shelf verified by scientific fact? Do our home remedies for soil amendments and pest control work? How do mulches affect the soil and which are best for urban gardens? Find out the answers to these questions and more!

This classes is hosted by the Friends of Lost Corner.

Children's Activities

For 2018 we will conduct children's classes through the Little Diggers program on the second Saturday of the month from May - October. Click here to download the 2018 flyer.

Little Diggers is a Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. All classes are FREE | Presented at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Century Springs East, 6100 Lake Forest Drive (corner of Mt. Vernon and Lake Forrest)