Want to learn more about gardening while also helping your community through volunteer service? Consider joining the Gilmer County Master Gardener Volunteers, Gilmer County’s local Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program! We will be accepting applications until March 1st! Give us a call (706-635-4426), email (email@example.com), or come by the office for more information.
Hope to see everyone come out this Saturday!!
We are happy to announce that the 2021 Christmas Market is now scheduled. It will be on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 10am – 2pm. PLEASE NOTE, the Christmas Market will be at a new location this year. The Market will be at Artful Acres, 516 River Street, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Please see the Events, Registration Forms link above or click here to obtain a registration form and instructions.
There will be two Make & Take Events this fall. For full details and registration links, see the Library Programs, Fall Make & Take page.
Saturday. Sept 18, 10:00-11:30 outdoors at the library. Material fee for active participants $20.00, advance registration required.
Succulent Pumpkin Arrangements
Sat Oct 23, 10-12, library, lower level indoors. Material fee for active participants is $20, advance registration required.
The Cherokee County ANR agent, Josh Fuder, and I (Ashley Hoppers) have teamed up this year to offer a virtual apple grafting class! The cost is $35.00 per person and the deadline to register is Friday, March 19 (however, I anticipate the program will fill to capacity well before the deadline).
By registering, you will also have access to pre-recorded lectures and tutorials covering:
- History of Apples in Georgia and the Southern U.S.
- Apple Genetics and Varieties
- How to Collect and Store Scions for Grafting
- Grafting Technique
- Post Grafting Care & Pruning
Participants will be provided with the following supplies:
- 5 semi-dwarf rootstocks (M7 about 15′ tree at maturity)
- 9 labeled scions (“Yates”, “Winter Terry”, “Tarbutton”, “Southern Detroit”, “Golden Delicious”, “Woodstock”, “Myers Royal Limbertwig”, Rambo”, and “Arkansas Black”
- 5 vinyl plant tags for labeling
- Precut strips of parafilm
Participants will need to provide their own:
- Grafting knife
- Nail polish or paint dab to seal any cut ends
Dates and times of LIVE Zoom class times:
(if you need any help after watching our uploaded video content, Josh and I will be leading these troubleshooting sessions)
Wednesday, March 31 from either 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. OR 12:00 – 1:00 p.m
Thursday, April 1 from either 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. OR 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.