The North Fulton Master Gardeners in collaboration with the UGA Extension in Fulton County are continuing to provide horticultural education to the North Fulton community and beyond through FREE virtual gardening education programming. This series of four classes begins Sunday, September 11, 2022, and will be available through live Zoom webinars and Facebook Live. The classes will also be available for later viewing at

Each class emphasizes practical gardening activities at the time of year that is best suited for that activity. You may register for all four classes or just pick specific classes. Please register in advance at to assure your place. You may register for all four classes or just pick specific classes. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar. If you cannot attend the live webinar, you can register anyway so you will receive a recorded link to the class.

Don’t miss these incredible opportunities to learn more about gardening in metro Atlanta.

All About Roses

Live Zoom: Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 pm EST
Roses have long inspired countless poets, writers, and artists with their elegant blooms and divine fragrance. They are some of the most beautiful and versatile garden plants and there’s a rose for every garden. Join North Fulton Master Gardener Anila Nair to learn about the various types of roses and how to get the best out of them.

Anila Nair, presenter

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering, Anila has worked as a Software Engineer for more than a decade before changing her career to work at a Public Library as a Librarian. She has been a Master Gardener since 2020 and is also a Georgia Certified Plant Professional. Reading and gardening are her two main hobbies.

Make Thyme for Herbs in Your Garden

Live Zoom: Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 pm EST
Do you want to learn how to grow an awesome herb garden? Whether for food, medicine, seasonings, or pleasant fragrances, North Fulton Master Gardener Robin Pollack will guide you as to the best Fall and Spring herbs, annuals, and perennials for a Southern Garden.

Robin Pollack, presenter

Robin has been active as an artist and art educator since 1970 and has been a Master Gardener since 2005. Robin has actively taught in the Atlanta art community for four decades including over 30 years at Chastain Arts Center, a part of the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreations Department. As an active member of North Fulton Master Gardeners, Robin has been teaching vegetable gardening at Farm Chastain and at her own personal garden during the pandemic since 2010. One of Atlanta’s most accomplished master artists as well as master gardeners, her artistic eye dominates all of her garden landscape’s design. Her garden has been on many garden tours, Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2016, GPPA, Sandy Springs Garden tour to name a few. She volunteers with Fulton County, Georgia as a Master Gardener, with Sandy Springs in both the Garden Club and the Sandy Springs Society and travels the world with Atlanta Botanical Garden exploring amazing gardens.

Fabulous Fall Fairy Gardens

Live Zoom: Saturday, October 1 at 3:00 pm EST
Learn how to create a fall fairy garden for your yard or porch. North Fulton Master Gardener Marty Thomas will demonstrate various fairy garden projects that you can do with children using a variety of materials.

Marty Thomas, presenter

Marty Thomas is a former elementary school teacher and has been substitute teaching in Fulton County schools for 24 years. She has taught various children’s art classes over the years including a fairy garden camp each summer. Marty has four grandchildren and loves doing arts and crafts with them!

Gardens of the North Fulton Master Gardeners: Finding Gardening Inspiration through Shared Ideas

Live Zoom: Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 pm EST
North Fulton Master Gardener Sandra Shave will showcase the gardens of four Master Gardeners, with the goal of providing gardeners with ideas and inspiration that they can bring to their own home gardens. The class provides an overview of what might be possible and elements of garden design. The class will demonstrate that gardening is as varied as your individual creativity and the fun is in the discovery, the failures, and the success.

Sandy Shave, presenter

Sandy graduated from the Master Gardener program in early 2019, having completed the coursework in the spring of 2018. She is a recent transplant to Roswell, Georgia, moving from Wisconsin in 2014 after retirement to be nearer to her children and most importantly her grandchildren! Prior to the move, Sandy worked in the Medical Device industry in sales, marketing, and product development roles over her 35+ year career, predominantly working for GE Healthcare and Baxter Laboratories. She is a Medical Technologist by education. Sandy grew up on a dairy farm and has been a life-long avid gardener and is excited to master the art of gardening in Georgia and to help teach others via the Gardening Lecture Series & Speakers Bureau.

Fall 2022 “Give & Garden” Online Sale Supports GA Nonprofit, North Fulton Master Gardeners, Inc.

The North Fulton Master Gardeners, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to educate its members and the public in the areas of horticulture and ecology in order to promote and foster community enrichment. During the pandemic, NFMG has offered our Gardening Lecture Series in the Spring and Fall through virtual webinars at no cost to attendees. We could not do this work without the support of people like you. Thanks to all the people who purchased bulbs and rootstalk in our inaugural Spring “Give & Garden Sale”, we raised $5215 to support our demonstration gardens and horticultural education efforts.

Please support the Fall 2022 “Give & Garden” Online Sale with a purchase of beautiful plants for your garden. Your plant purchases will help NFMG continue to provide quality horticultural education to the North Fulton Community and beyond. For each order, 50% of the proceeds will go directly towards helping NFMG meet our goal. Thank you for your continued support. .

The last day to order is November 1, 2022. Orders will start shipping around late September to early October 2022.

Give & Garden guarantees EVERYTHING we sell on this site 100%. All plants are 100% guaranteed to grow and thrive. If you follow the simple care instructions, and if any plant still does not grow, please notify Give & Garden within 1 year of purchase, and they will replace it or refund your money, with no questions asked.upports GA Nonprofit, North Fulton Master Gardeners, Inc.

North Fulton Master Gardeners, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to educate its members and the public in the areas of horticulture and ecology in order to promote and foster community enrichment. NFMG assists The University of Georgia Extension by providing unbiased horticultural information to Georgians through volunteer community service and educational gardening projects using applied research and the resources of The University of Georgia. NFMG Volunteers are trained and certified by The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Over the years, the North Fulton Master Gardeners have provided gardening community education classes in Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Farm Chastain (now transitioned to a virtual learning format due to the pandemic); gardening education for young children; university and college scholarships for horticulture students; local demonstration gardens maintained by the North Fulton Master Gardeners; and Garden Faire, which returned April 30, 2022 to a new venue at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve in Johns Creek.

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the North Fulton Master Gardeners went virtual with our pre-recorded Fall 2020 Gardening Lecture Series. The 2021 David Gibby International Master Gardener Search for Excellence (IMGSFE) Awards have recognized the North Fulton Master Gardeners for our efforts in the face of a global pandemic in successfully providing horticultural education to the North Fulton community and beyond through virtual webinar technology. The First Place Award in the Workshops/Presentations Category was made on September 15, 2021, during the virtual International Master Gardener Conference. View our video at

Over the past two years, more than 24,000 people have viewed the NFMG Gardening Lecture Series including 5000 who have viewed the classes LIVE through Zoom webinars or Facebook, and an additional 19,000 who viewed the recorded classes on the NFMG YouTube channel.

North Fulton Master Gardeners are also available to speak at your next virtual meeting or event on a multitude of topics. To request a speaker, contact Speakers Bureau Chair Ian Matthes at 404-499-4111 or email

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