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Decatur Library To Host First 'Living Green' Class On Feb. 22

Oakhurst Community Garden Project is leading the classes.

Are you interested in living a sustainable lifestyle, but aren't sure exactly how to start a garden or the best way to compost?

The Oakhurst Community Garden Project posted this information about the "Living Green" series of classes that will be taught at the Decatur Library this year.

The , the and the are collaborating on the classes. The best news: all the classes are free.

Except for a compost workshop, the events will take place at the Decatur Library at  215 Sycamore St.

Here is the list of classes:

  • Your First Edible Garden, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11:30am-1pm Saturday, Feb. 25, 10-11:30am For first time gardeners, or those transitioning over to organic methods of vegetable gardening. Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, and learn about spring and summer vegetables and herbs perfect for our region.
  • Drought and Rain Gardens - Prepare for Both! Monday, April 16, 10-11am Join Glynis Ward in an informative class on growing plants in extremes. Learn how to grow plants without a massive water bill. Channel water into productive places to grow while reducing erosion and clarifying the water. Discover which plants do best is dry and wet conditions.
  • Compost Workshop for the Entire Family, Saturday, June 16, 9-noon Join the staff of the Oakhurst Community Garden Project and learn all there is to know about composting.  Families will rotate through hands-on stations learning stations. Learn how to take care of a pile, what do you do with the compost once it is finished? This workshop takes place at the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030.
  • Plant your First Fall Vegetable Garden, Monday, Aug. 27, 11:30am-1pm Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7-8:30pm For first time gardeners ,or those transitioning over to organic methods of vegetable gardening. Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, and learn about fall vegetables and herbs you can enjoy all season. Included are tips for success!
  • From the Kitchen to the Medicine Cabinet, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7-8pm Heal Yourself! Join one of Oakhurst Community Garden's favorite teachers Charli Vogt, of Beyond the Measuring Cup, and meet some of the food, herbs, and spices in your kitchen that are health inducing. Taste and learn about food that restores health and provides comfort. Charli Vogt, RN, MN, MPH, & herbalist has a private practice in Decatur and helps many to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.

For more information, contact Andrea Zoppo at andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com.

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