Posts Tagged ‘events’

Growing Your Garden Beautiful With Native Plants – Event (GPLT)

April 5, 2010

Coming Saturday, April 10, 2010

Grow Your Garden Beautifully

with Native Plants

Georgia Piedmont Land Trust (GPLT)

Come hear Walter Reeves, the Georgia Gardener, Tara Dillard, well known garden designer; along with Laurie Fisher, CEO of Buck Jones Nursery talk about Growing Your Garden Beautiful – with Native Plants

Also, create a butterfly garden in a container led by volunteers from Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG)

Click here for details and to register

Learn how gardening with native plants can lead to an eye-catching landscape that also supports an amazing array of wildlife.

Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG) volunteers demonstrate how to build a pollinator garden and make a Butterfly-Garden-in-a-Pot.  Participants will help and create their own container garden to take home.

  • Walter Reeves, the Georgia Gardener and host of WSB Radio’s Saturday morning gardening program – Selecting and Gardening with Native Plants
  • Tara Dillard, well known landscape designer and garden writer – Designing with Native Plants
  • Laurie Fisher, CEO of Buck Jones     Nurseries – Availability of Native Plants

Do you have a “Green” event and you want to share it with Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta, or Georgia?  Let us know and we can help!  Are you a nonprofit and have an event you would like to share?  Let us know…

Green In Gwinnett Area – Keeping Gwinnett Green and Sustainable

Getting Out of the House and Greening Up Gwinnett!

March 26, 2009

Living an eco-friendly life is much more powerful when it is a community mission. This spring, there are plenty of opportunities to get out into the community, promote an eco-friendly lifestyle and learn more about being green. Here are a few events going on, I hope to see you there!

March 28, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Chattahoochee Nature Center (Roswell, GA)
Not too far from Gwinnett County, the Chattahoochee Nature Center has so many wonderful events going on this summer that I could start a whole blog just about them!  Are you interested in starting a garden, but you want to use plants that are native to the area? This Saturday, budding gardeners can learn about plant propagation with native plants. Also on Saturday, CNC naturalists will be teaching you what to do when you find a baby animal in your yard (2:00 PM).

April 4, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, Atlanta, GA
A dance party for little kids, celebrating Earth Day? I need to borrow a little kid so I can go! There will also be healthy snacks and an eco-friendly craft project!

April 18, 1:30-4:30, Duluth, GA
Of course this list would not be complete without my event! I’m sure by now you’ve heard how cutting down on meat consumption can be good for the planet. Think vegetarian food is all cold twigs? Think again! Visit our potluck to see vegetarian done right!

April 18,  8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Buford, GA
There are a ton of programs going on at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, so definitely check out their site!

April 21 (Five Forks) and 23 (Collins Hill), 7:00 PM, GCPL
Educational program for kids to learn about Rachel Carson and the environment.

May 13, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Buford, GA
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce presents their first Sustainability Summit, focused on helping businesses become more energy efficient. If you’re a business owner looking for ways to be green and save money, check this out!

Farmer’s Markets

One way to be a little more green is to buy local food. It takes a lot less fuel to bring peaches from rural Georgia to Suwanee than it does to bring one from Chile. It can be hard to find local produce at your neighborhood grocery store, but luckily Gwinnett County  and the surrounding area has a few summertime farmer’s markets!

  • Lawrenceville Farmer’s Market

Saturday Mornings, June 6 – September 26

  • Suwanee Farmer’s Market

Saturday Mornings,  May 2 – October 17 (Except September 19)

  • Whistlestop Farmer’s Market of Norcross

Tuesday evenings, June 2 – October 27

Do you know of any other events going on in the Gwinnett area this spring? Please let us know in the comments!

Maria Rittenhouse