Saturday, 14 February 2015 08:01

Board Member, Rosie Davidson Brings Free Master Gardening Classes To Farm Chastain Featured

Beginning Saturday, March 28, friends and neighbors of the CPC are invited to take free classes from the North Fulton Master Gardeners at Farm Chastain. Additional classes will follow one Saturday of each month March through October (except for April.) To sign-up for the classes, visit our Meet Chastain page. 

 
The idea for the Farm Chastain program is the brainchild of conservancy Board Member, Rosie Davidson, who will teach the classes along with her North Fulton Master Gardener associates. "Some people paint, but my way of being an artist is in the garden," said Davidson, whose own backyard made the Atlanta Botanical Garden's 2014 Tour of Private Gardens.  
 
Farm Chastain, an adjunct of the Chastain Park Conservancy is an educational urban garden. Since 2013, hundreds of school children, adults, veterans and anyone interested in organic gardening and living a healthy lifestyle have visited the farm.
At the CPC, we believe hands-on-learning is the best way to share knowledge, said Rosa McHugh, Executive Director. “We’re delighted to offer these classes to the community so they can share this experience with families and friends. We look forward to a successful class schedule thanks to the North Fulton Master Gardeners and many return visits to Farm Chastain.”
 
The first class, “Preparing for Spring Vegetable Gardening” will offer tips on soil preparation and ideas on what to grow. Other topics will focus on everything from container gardening to growing herbs to attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. 
 
To help us plan for class size, please RSVP to our Meet Chastain page.