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6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

Fulton County Cooperative Extension sponsors free workshop for budding entrepreneurs

ATLANTA -- Have you ever considered starting your own home-based business? Fulton County Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on Starting a Home-Based Business on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta.

Participants will gain valuable information to help them start and maintain a successful home-based business. Specific topics will include how to identify fraud and scams billed as business opportunities, space and time needs, identifying factors that contribute to success and much more.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension hosts monthly classes on a variety of topics such as nutrition, financial management, diabetes and gardening. Classes are held in locations throughout the county.  Call 404-332-2400 for more information.

Play in the Dirt: Fall Planting Season is Here!

Play in the Dirt: Fall Planting Season is Here!

Get ready to play in the dirt again! Fulton County Cooperative Extension will hold a “Fall Planting: Trees & Shrubs” class on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6 p.m. Residents are invited to to learn the fundamentals planting and caring for trees and shrubs, as well as proper use of fertilizer.

This free class is offered to all Fulton County residents wanting to beautify their yards and neighborhoods. Interested residents can also learn the best time to install trees and shrubs, proper planting techniques, the best time to prune and about disease and insect pest control.

The will take place at Fulton Camp Truitt, 4300 Herschel Road in College, Park, GA 30337. Contact Grantly Ricketts at 404-762-4077 or email him at grickett@uga.edu to register. Class size is limited so please call to reserve your space.

Fulton County recruiting volunteer master gardeners

Fulton County recruiting volunteer master gardeners

ATLANTA -- Mad for marigolds? Crazy for camellias?  The Fulton County Cooperative Extension Service invites residents with a love for gardening and community service to attend upcoming Master Gardener Program information sessions. 

Master Gardener volunteers benefit from training, networking with other garden enthusiasts and having the opportunity to serve their communities.

The intensive Master Gardener training program is provided by Fulton County Extension Agents utilizing University of Georgia research-based information about gardening and related subjects.

Master Gardener training sessions will be held:

South Fulton

August 21 and 29, 2013, 10 am

1757 Washington Road, East Point GA 30344

 

Central Fulton

September 3, 5 and 6, 2013, 10 a.m.

Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Suite 109, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

North Fulton

MOSAIC Group Wins Guildmaster Award for Customer Service

MOSAIC Group Wins Guildmaster Award for Customer Service

Metro Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] has been awarded a 2013 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. The company is owned by William Fadul and Rick Goldstein. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.

Over the past few months, GuildQuality reviewed numerous survey responses submitted by clients of Guildmaster candidates. In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend and the percentage of customers who responded. MOSAIC Group achieved a recommendation rate of greater than 90 percent from their customers, who were surveyed through GuildQuality.

 

Green thumbs wanted: Community garden beds available in south Fulton County

Green thumbs wanted: Community garden beds available in south Fulton County

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension and the South Fulton Master Gardeners are seeking residents to plant vegetables and flowers in the South Fulton Community Garden

A total of 16 beds are available. The deadline to register for a garden bed is May 8, 2013. A $25 fee is required for gardeners to take advantage of this unique opportunity.  The garden is located behind the South Fulton Government Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension Agents, along with South Fulton Master Gardeners, will assist residents with preparing their garden beds and will provide technical advice to help them grow a successful garden.

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers training for planting vegetable garden

Fulton County Cooperative Extension offers training for planting vegetable garden

Get ready to play in the dirt again! Fulton County Cooperative Extension will teach a “Vegetable Garden Made Easy” class to assist residents with their spring gardening. The free class is offered to county residents wanting to plant their own vegetable gardens. The class will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairburn Branch Library located at 60 Valley View Drive in Fairburn, GA 30213.

Join us to learn the fundamentals of planting a vegetable garden that yields beautiful crops.  You will be taught the newest techniques for planning a garden, preparing the soil and much more to produce delicious, fresh vegetables at harvest time.

Class size is limited so please call 770-306-3138 or 404-762-4077 to reserve your space.