Spring 2011 Fernbank Plant Sale this Saturday, April 16!

Fernbank Plant Sale - photo by Rob Holland

Twice a year, the Fernbank Science Center has its plant sale with native plants, bushes, and trees. The spring 2011 plant sale will be Saturday, April 16th.
Get details and the full plant list →

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Ormewood Park church embraces environmentalism with vegebtable garden and plant sales to support community members

vegetables grown by the gardeners at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Atlanta GA

I love the fact that community gardens are sprouting up everywhere – in neighborhoods, at schools and universities, and churches. One church in Ormewood Park (a southeast Atlanta neighborhood next door to Grant Park) has established their community garden and is doing one better.
Read more about how this vegetable garden and plant sales are supporting community members. →

Announcing Oakhurst Garden’s annual Spring Plant Sale + Earth Day Celebration!

Ready to plant your organic vegetable garden in Decatur or Atlanta? Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day with your family? Join your local Decatur community garden for both at the Oakhurst Community Garden!
Celebrate Earth Day with a parade, contests, crafts, t-shirts, food, recycling, and more! →

Fernbank Plant Sale’s Fall 2010 event will be September 18th, 2010

Fernbank’s Fall Plant Sale 2010 will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Fernbank Science Center.

Atlanta’s Rain Barrel Company makes conserving water good-looking and easy

Find out how you and your neighbors can get a discount when you all order rain barrels from The Rain Barrel Company in Atlanta!

Medlock Community Garden sprouts in place of a house washed away in Atlanta’s 2009 floods

Medlock Community Garden has sprouted in Decatur GA in place of a house that was washed away in Atlanta’s September 2009 floods. Go by and say hi!

Kirkwood Community Garden gains ground in its fledgling year!

Welcome to the Kirkwood Community Garden and Urban Forest, a seven-acre section of land that’s leaving behind its former life as an unofficial dumping ground. With raised garden beds and rambling paths into the forest, there’s something for pets and people alike.

Parkview Community Garden in DeKalb County cordially invites you to their grand opening!

After much preparation and neighborhood collaboration, Parkview neighborhood (near East Atlanta and Kirkwood) is excited to announce the grand opening of their Parkview Community Garden in DeKalb County! A wonderful collection of festivities will take place Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 3 p.m.

Join Oakhurst Community Garden and the City of Decatur for a 40th Earth Day celebration this Sunday!

The City of Decatur and the Oakhurst Community Garden invite you out for the city’s official 2010 Earth Day celebration, this Sunday, April 18th, at the Oakhurst Garden!

Fernbank Science Center’s 2010 Spring Plant Sale this Saturday!

Fernbank Science Center’s annual tree, shrub, and plant sale is this Saturday, April 17th, 2010 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Check the Science Center’s website for the plant list to be posted online closer to the sale!

Decatur’s annual Oakhurst Community Garden Plant Sale 2010 is this weekend!

Decatur’s annual Oakhurst Community Garden Plant Sale 2010 is this weekend, April 9th and 10th, 2010! The Oakhurst plant sale has a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, and general plants for sale, including heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, beans, peppers, kale, broccoli, lettuce, chard, and much more. The transplants and seedlings are all very affordable, with a focus on certified organic seeds and soil fertilized with worm castings and compost.

Park Pride presents a Community Garden Tour around Atlanta as part of the Parks and Greenspace Conference

Every year, Atlanta’s Park Pride hosts its Parks and Greenspace Conference with speakers and continuing education covering a wide range of topics related to best practices for our parks. Now in its ninth year, the Parks and Greenspace Conference is offering a full-day of courses on March 22nd, 2010 as well as two tours the weekend prior to the conference – the Green Infrastructure Tour and the Community Garden Tour!

Support Virginia Highland’s newest park with their fruiting tree sale on March 13, 2010!

The Virginia Highland Civic Association is hosting the “Hard-to-Find Edible Plant Sale” with fruiting trees and bushes for your garden to benefit the New Highland Garden. Come on out on Saturday, Maarch 13th, 2010 or pre-order online. Selections include apple, fig, plum and persimmon trees; olive trees; blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry bushes; pineapple guave; muscadine vines; pomegranate / quince; strawberry plants; and much more.

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve volunteer work days in Medlock Park, Decatur!

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve is having its monthly Volunteer Work Day this Sunday, March 7th, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clyde Shepherd in Medlock Park, Decatur, is a lovely, hidden nature preserve with trails, a bamboo forest, learning centers, wetlands, bird-watching outposts, and more, and stays beautiful with the help of volunteer support!

Plant a tree with the 2010 Arbor Day Plant Sale and Champion Tree Walk at Fernbank Science Center!

Trees Atlanta and Fernbank Science Center are teaming up with a plant and tree sale and a Champion Tree Walk on Saturday, February 20, 2010 in honor of Arbor Day! And save the date for Trees Atlanta’s Arbor Day Photography Exhibit on February 19, 2010!

Get your orchard growing with a grow-it-yourself tree sale (and support the Atlanta Local Food Initiative!)

The 2010 Atlanta plant sale season begins with the Incredible-Edible-Grow-It-Yourself Fruit Tree, Vine and Berry Bush Sale, presented by the Atlanta Community Food Bank with proceeds benefiting the Atlanta Local Food Initiative! Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Food Bank in northwest Atlanta.

Artichoke Bliss: an underground urban gardening experiment in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward

Atlanta community garden Artichoke Bliss is putting down roots in this vacant lot near the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard Avenues. Thanks to Angel Poventud, Eli Dickerson, and Atlanta volunteers, the vibrant Old Fourth Ward is becoming a little greener!

“Gardening for Food, Fitness and Fun” – Atlanta gardening classes brought to you by DeKalb Extension

Let your garden grow with 2010 gardening classes from the DeKalb County Extension Service and their series titled “Gardening for Food, Fitness, and Fun!”

Gardening classes in Decatur at the Oakhurst Community Garden!

Oakhurst Community Garden in Decatur has published its upcoming list of gardening classes, including everything from beehives to slow food eating to worm composting to holiday glass dishes! Indoor classroom space is available, too, if the weather looks rough, so there’s no reason to miss out!

Stop loving so much – you’re killing it!

Sometimes, you can love something too much. Like my across-the-street neighbor, who enacts such loving care on his lawn that he overwaters it, kills it, and has to tear it all up again and replant it. Here are some thoughts on ways to avoid a dead lawn and save money at the same time.