10:30 a.m., Fourth Thursday of the months of September, October, January, February, March, April and May (unless otherwise noted).

Meetings are free and open to the public.

In the event of inclement weather, we follow the DeKalb County Schools closing schedule for meetings and events.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30306-2618

“The Conservatory”
980-B Briarcliff Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30306-2618

September 28, 2023
“The Power of Plants (Starting a Local Plant Nursery)”
Andrew Lane of Garland’s Garden in Scottdale will talk about what is involved in starting and running a local organic plant nursery that focuses on veggie, herb, and medicinal plant seedlings.

October 26, 2023
“Wet Your Beak – How to Garden to Attract Birds (and Other Wildlife)”
In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Trecia Neal will discuss some of the issues that have contributed to the worldwide decline in bird numbers. Trecia was a biologist at Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta for over 30 years.

January 25, 2024
“Woodlands Garden: An Evolving Urban Sanctuary”
Kate McAlpin, Executive Director of Woodlands Garden, will share the unique history of this Decatur public garden. She will discuss the status of recent construction and plans for the future.

March 28, 2024
“The Joy of Bee Keeping”
Beekeeper Virginia Webb will talk about her experiences as a beekeeper. Virginia and her late husband Carl have won numerous awards for their harvest over the years, including four gold medals for Best Honey in the World.

May 30, 2024
"Tiny Hands in the Soil: Inspiring Young Gardeners for a Greener Tomorrow"

Join the Nature Time team – Elise Potts, Alan Melling and Dr. Michael Martin – as they venture into the enchanting world of gardening to teach our little ones about the cycle of life and interconnectedness in nature.

September 26, 2024
“Natural Born Tillers”
Cory Mosser of Natural Born Tillers is dedicated to helping you establish and grow something special. The company has over 25 years of experience managing sustainable agriculture and connecting people to food and place.

October 24, 2024
“Fletcher Pearson Crown (1888-1960) & Crown Camellia Gardens in Decatur, Georgia”
Treadwell Rice Crown III will talk about the garden he and his husband have created over the last 40 years, which has both served as a base for their gardening business and as inspiration for newspaper columns, garden talks, magazine articles, and an HGTV episode

January 23, 2025
“Monet as a Gardener”
Did you know that Monet designed and cultivated his gardens at Giverny so that he could paint them? Using photos that she took during trips to France, DeKalb Federation member Dianne Smith will illustrate how Monet used color theory and plant choices in many of his famous paintings.

February 27, 2024
"Capital Conservation Day"

March 27, 2025
“In Honor of Women's History Month”
DeKalb Federation member Beth Langhorst will discuss how her wilding garden in Avondale Estates is a paean to her interest in women's contributions to the understanding and appreciation of our natural world.

May 22, 2025
“Women Pioneers in Landscape Architecture and Design in Georgia”
Cherokee Garden Library Director Staci Catron will explore the lives of four pioneering women—Helen Hawkins Clarke, Constance Knowles Draper, Edith Harrison Henderson, and Clermont Huger Lee—who worked in the field of landscape architecture in Georgia from the 1930s through the close of the 20th century.


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