Besides going out to gardens to either teach beginners or to "trouble-shoot" plant and pest problems, I also work with a fairly new group of community garden managers, members, and supporters who have joined together to share ideas about how to keep their gardens vibrant, productive, and fun.
|Me (crouched) finding cool pests on veggies.|
The Cobb Community Gardens group meets quarterly to share information and ideas and to be inspired.
Meeting schedule for 2017:
January 25 - I am the featured speaker! The topic is Seed Saving. The goal is to help people plan their gardens for best success in seed saving.
April 26 - Speaker TBA.
July 26 - Speaker TBA.
October 26 - Speaker TBA.
Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. The group meets in the classroom of the Cobb Water Lab building, at 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. This address is the Customer Service Center at the intersection of South Cobb Drive and Atlanta Street. The lab is the smaller building at the back of the parking lot.
Anyone involved in a community garden, new or established, who would like to get some help, learn more, or contribute some help is welcome to attend.
The document New Garden Resource Links (pdf) contains links to publications and websites that may be useful for newer community gardens.
The document Wildflower and Median Strip Gardens (pdf) contains links to documents about those topics, for local gardens that might be considering those options.
If the links don't work, please let me know!