Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

Upcoming Events

Sponsored by State Botanical Garden of Georgia
July 29, 2014
9:30 am

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Class: Native Medicinal Plants

Classes and Workshops

This course will emphasize both traditional and current uses of native plants. Students will learn about the role that native plant medicines have played in history, the ecological impact of the growing demand for herbal medicines and what is being done to move towards the sustainable use of medicinal native herbs.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 5, 2014
9:00 am

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Friends First Friday: Insectival!

Meetings

Come find out about Insectival!, now in its 22nd year at the garden. Hear stories about how Insectival started an learn more about it. This monthly event includes a full breakfast and an opportunity to meet new people while learning about the garden, gardening or garden history. RSVP by Sept. 3.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 7, 2014
2:00 pm

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Grandparents Day: Fairy House and Tea

Other

Grandparents and grandchildren can attend an afternoon of creativity and wonder in the garden. Participants will spend the first part of the afternoon exploring the purple trail for materials and spaces to create a fairy habitat. Then they will have an enchanted fairy tea party in the Children’s Classroom.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 8, 2014
7:00 pm

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Full Moon Hike

Recreation and Fitness

Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations or nocturnal creatures. Participants should be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on wooded trails and in the garden. Those with young children or infants are advised to bring a backpack carrier.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 13, 2014
9:30 am

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23rd Annual Insect-ival!

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Join volunteers and the staff of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia this family festival. Discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows and, of course, lots of live insects will highlight this year’s event. The annual butterfly release will be held at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the international garden. Children ages two or younger get in free.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 20, 2014
8:00 am

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Fall Bird Ramble

Recreation and Fitness

Join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for a morning bird walk. ORAS members will help participants spot and identify the feathery creatures. All birding levels are welcome. Participants should bring binoculars if they have them.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 21, 2014
4:30 pm

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108 Sun Salutation Festival

Recreation and Fitness

Celebrate nature, the change of season and National Yoga Month with this ancient and powerful practice. A sun salutation is a series of 12 linked yoga poses. It is said to detoxify, massage and stimulate every organ in the body. Registration recommended. A donation of $10 is suggested. Participants should bring a yoga mat, water and towel.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 23, 2014
6:30 pm

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Lecture on William Shakespeare’s Plants

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Readers might not always recognize their common names, but many plants and flowers flourish within the works of William Shakespeare. UGA professor of English and author of “Shakespeare's Medical Language,” Sujata Iyengar will teach participants a bit about Shakespeare’s plants. Iyengar will focus on flowers and plants collected or mentioned by Perdita in "The Winter’s Tale" and Ophelia in "Hamlet."

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 24, 2014
9:00 am

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Class on Plants and Pollinators

Classes and Workshops

"Plants and Pollinators: Co-dependence and Conservation." Learn more about human dependence on pollinators and discover how to safeguard them in backyards and local ecosystems through gardening, bee-house building and eco-friendly lifestyles. This class includes a field search for pollinators along with their host and nectar plants conducted by Shelly Prescott, curator of the Flower Garden. Also included is an indoor lab on life cycles of these interesting organisms.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 24, 2014
2:00 pm

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Fall Hike in the Nash Prairie at the Garden

Recreation and Fitness

Part of Celebrating Wildflowers. This is a hike to see some fall wildflower and native grass sites. Limited to 20 participants.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 26, 2014
9:00 am

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Class: Fall Wildflowers of the Georgia Piedmont

Classes and Workshops

Local gardens, roadsides and meadows are aglow with color in the fall. In this class, students will learn to recognize the most common fall-blooming wildflowers in the Georgia Piedmont and be introduced to the basic botanical terminology used in identifying and describing fall-flowering plants, with an emphasis on plants in the Aster (composite) Family. Participants then will apply that knowledge to plants in the field, learning to recognize families, genera and species based on characteristics readily observable in the field.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions
September 27, 2014
9:00 am

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Eat Your Landscape! Symposium

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

"Eat Your Landscape! Edible Trees, Mushrooms, Vines, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Landscape." In this all-day symposium, participants will find out how to use edibles in a garden and kitchen. Participants will discover which edibles can add beauty to a garden while providing tasty and nutritious fruits, veggies and nuts. Speakers will include: Tres Froomme, Atlanta Botanical Garden; Julie Runk, department of anthropology; and Pam Butts, State Botanical Garden of Georgia; and several additional engaging presenters.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA Get directions