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The Education Committee of the Hamilton County Master Gardeners offers a series of public classes on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. All classes will be held at the AG center on Bonny Oaks Drive and are free unless otherwise noted.

 
 

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Saturday, August 19th, “Butterflies” Presented by Beth Rice


Beth became a Master Gardener in 2014. She has been very active in many projects. Falling in love with the idea of a yard full of butterflies, Beth has almost completely replaced all the plants she had with butterfly “friendly” plants. She has many “host” plants which the butterflies need to lay their eggs on and for the caterpillars to eat so that many new butterflies will come to be. She will show you pictures of her own yard nd give many details on how you can achieve a small butterfly garden or a yard full of the beautiful winged creatures.

Advance registration is required. To register for this class click here to send mail to the MGHC Education Committee. Please include your name, email address and phone number in the email.
 
 

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September 16, “Dahlias” Presented by Holly Colf

An avid perennial gardener for many years, Holly has grown Dahlias on and off for 20+ years. While she has a definite bias toward the large, showy dinner plate varieties, she also appreciates the beauty and forms of the many other types of dahlias. Come to her presentation to learn about Dahlias and how to grow these amazing flowers in your own garden.

Holly moved from upstate NY to Tennessee in 2012 and joined the Master Gardeners in 2013. Her garden in the Ooltewah area features several Dahlias which she will show in her presentation.

Advance registration is required. To register for this class click here to send mail to the MGHC Education Committee. Please include your name, email address and phone number in the email.
 
 

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October 21, “Children In The Garden” Presented by Bertha Livingston
Children have a natural curiosity about the thing of nature. Where things come from? How did they get here? To see things grow from a child’s eyes is a joy to behold. To watch them, watch daily, a seed they have planted, and then to see a little green leaf emerge from the soil, is an amazing sight to them.

If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or some neighborhood children that love to come into your garden, share with them this passion you have. Get them out into the sunshine and open those very curious little minds to a whole new world they will never forget.

Bertha loves working with children. She was the Children’s Corner Director for the MGHC Garden Expo this year and spends a lot of hours with her own grandchildren exploring the wonders of nature.

Advance registration is required. To register for this class click here to send mail to the MGHC Education Committee. Please include your name, email address and phone number in the email.
 
 

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November 18, “Live Wreath Making Class”

Each year the Master Gardeners teach you how to create your own wreath using natural materials from our gardens. All you need to bring is a 12 to 16 inch wreath form purchased from any of the local craft stores. We will provide evergreen materials, pine cones, berries, bows, etc. Feel free to bring items from home that you would like to include in your wreath.

Registration for this class will open on September 17, 2017.

 
 

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The AG Center is located just off of Bonny Oaks Drive at 6183 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga