Joe-Lampl

Fall Vegetable Gardening in Atlanta​

Released October 16, 2017 10:18 AM

 

- the biggest missed opportunity for the best growing season of the year!

 

The City of Alpharetta and Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission are offering a special opportunity to learn about fall gardening on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:00am.

 

It only takes one season of vegetable gardening in Atlanta to know that by mid-summer, many of us are throwing in the towel. Between the heat, humidity, pests and diseases, we’ve had it for the year. Unfortunately, the best food growing season Atlanta has to offer hasn’t even started yet. Hello Fall!  With cooler temperatures and lower humidity, everything you want in a gardening environment is there, and none of the things you don’t (heat, humidity, pests and diseases). Plus, some of the best vegetables of the year, only grow after summer: broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, spinach, collards, kale, mustard, beets, carrots, chard, garlic, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, radishes and more. Backyard composting will be on display as well. 

 

Field Trip! Get a rare, behind the scenes visit to the Garden Farm belonging to Joe Lamp’l – the Garden Farm serves as the year-round garden set for the national television series, “Growing a Greener World”. Joe is the Creator and Executive Producer of the award-winning PBS gardening show, “Growing a Greener World”, www.growingagreenerworld.com and is graciously opening his North Fulton Garden Farm for us to visit.

 

Participation is limited!  Please sign up on Eventbrite at goo.gl/G932f8 for address and parking information.