Alpharetta to Host a workshop on Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

Released March 14, 2017 09:35 AM

Join us as we learn smart, low-cost, environmentally sound practices for growing nutrient-dense vegetables. Sustainable gardening is creating an environment where desirable plants and insects coexist.  It involves: enriching and feeding the soil; fostering healthy plants; encouraging diversity; deterring harmful insects and diseases. This workshop will explain how to do this, while eliminating/minimizing chemical fertilizers and pesticides.  We will cover planning, seed starting, cultural practices, and soil/water management, along with additional tips.  This workshop is also appropriate for parents wishing to involve their children in the garden.


The City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission, along with the North Fulton Master Gardeners, will present this free class on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.  The class will be given at the new Whole Kids Foundation Educational Farm located at 1180 Upper Hembree Rd, Roswell, GA 30076.  This is the location of the former Harry’s Farmers Market.  


Sarah Krippner, of the Whole Kids Educational Farm said, “The Whole Kids Foundation Educational Farm’s vision is to provide a space for learning about, growing, cooking and eating fresh, healthy, organic food, for children, students and community members, while offering a beautiful natural space for exploration. We demonstrate sustainable practices through our water conservation drip system, composting, repurposing and organic farming practices”.  We hope you will join us. 


This is a covered but outdoor location. Please check with us at Eventbrite on Friday before for any updates. Please note that if it storms, the location will change to Alpharetta’s City Hall. 


 Pre-register for this class on Eventbrite at or call (678) 297-6200 by March 31, 2017.  For more information about this event, please contact Terry Porter at (678) 297-6200 or