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Fulton County recruiting volunteer master gardeners

Fulton County recruiting volunteer master gardeners

ATLANTA -- Mad for marigolds? Crazy for camellias?  The Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service invites residents with a love for gardening and community service to attend upcoming Master Gardener Program information sessions. 

Master Gardener volunteers benefit from training, networking with other garden enthusiasts and having the opportunity to serve their communities.

The intensive Master Gardener training program is provided by Fulton County Extension Agents utilizing University of Georgia research-based information about gardening and related subjects.

Master Gardener training sessions will be held:

South Fulton

August 21 and 29, 2013, 10 am

1757 Washington Road, East Point GA 30344

 

Central Fulton

September 3, 5 and 6, 2013, 10 a.m.

Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

North Fulton

MOSAIC Group Wins Guildmaster Award for Customer Service

MOSAIC Group Wins Guildmaster Award for Customer Service

Metro Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] has been awarded a 2013 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. The company is owned by William Fadul and Rick Goldstein. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.

Over the past few months, GuildQuality reviewed numerous survey responses submitted by clients of Guildmaster candidates. In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend and the percentage of customers who responded. MOSAIC Group achieved a recommendation rate of greater than 90 percent from their customers, who were surveyed through GuildQuality.

 

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers training for planting vegetable garden

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers training for planting vegetable garden

Get ready to play in the dirt again! Fulton County Cooperative Extension will teach a “Vegetable Garden Made Easy” class to assist residents with their spring gardening. The free class is offered to county residents wanting to plant their own vegetable gardens. The class will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairburn Branch Library located at 60 Valley View Drive in Fairburn, GA 30213.

Join us to learn the fundamentals of planting a vegetable garden that yields beautiful crops.  You will be taught the newest techniques for planning a garden, preparing the soil and much more to produce delicious, fresh vegetables at harvest time.

Class size is limited so please call 770-306-3138 or 404-762-4077 to reserve your space.

Grow your own edibles: FREE seminar from Pike Nurseries

Grow your own edibles: FREE seminar from Pike Nurseries

ATLANTA -- Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh, homegrown herbs, fruits and vegetables to spruce up a meal. Not only do home-grown edibles taste better, but they can also save shoppers money at the grocery store.

On March 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., all Pike Nurseries locations will host a FREE seminar on growing delicious and fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at home.

This seminar will include step-by-step instructions to teach how to plant and care for home-grown edibles, which edible plants thrive in the Southeast and how to incorporate these plants into your landscape. Plus, attendees will learn about Pike Nurseries’ newest collection of berries, the Brazelberry Collection, which can be grown in small spaces or even in pots.

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

ATLANTA -- All Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries locations will kick off the spring planting season with Happy Flower Hours next week.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 22, Pike customers can enjoy store-wide discounts on plants, gardening accessories, patio furniture and more. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide complimentary food, and guests will have the opportunity to win discounts and a free landscape design. The first 100 customers will also receive a free reusable tote.

Happy Flower Hours are free to attend.

Visit pikenursery.com to learn more and find your nearest Pike location.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to homeowners concerned about radon

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to homeowners concerned about radon

ATLANTA -- According to the University of Georgia College of Family & Consumer Sciences, although radon is present throughout the environment, when high levels of radon enter a home or building, people are exposed to more of its radiation and their risk of cancer increases. Such a situation can easily be discovered and corrected.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers assistance to concerned homeowners to identify potential harm from the dangerous radioactive gas.

“Radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “A radon test is the only way to find out how much radon is in your home.”

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

ATLANTA -- Pike Nurseries is holding a free class to help homeowners learn ways to draw birds to their backyards.

According to Pike Nurseries, roughly 350 species of birds live in Georgia. The birding class will teach participants the types of seed that are best for attracting birds, the three essentials needed to draw birds and how to provide for birds during the cold winter months.

The Attracting Birds to Your Backyard class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at all metro Atlanta Pike Nurseries locations. Visit pikenursery.com to find your closest location.

Pike Nurseries will also offer 20 percent off all birding accessories from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.