Past Classes offered at EcoAddendum:

2/11/12 You Light Up My Life Valentine’s Work Shop at EcoAddendum from 10am-12:00p
Looking for a unique and creative gift to give this Valentine’s Day?  Come spend a Saturday morning having a great time making a nature/love inspired nightlight for your husband, wife, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, bestfriend, parent, child, dog, cat…….
Local artist, Sarah Collman, will demonstrate different collage techniques and participants will have a chance to make several “collage plates”  that will lighten up any mood.
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2/25/12 Pruning with Daniel Ballard at EcoAddendum from 10am-12:00p

Are you intimidated by pruning?  Does pruning your shrubs feel like cutting your own hair?!  There is hope for your pruning greenthumb.  Join Daniel Ballard, head gardener at Oakhurst Gardens, for an informative class on the basics of pruning.  Topics will include tools of the trade, basic pruning cuts, pruning trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals (including edibles).  Participants should bring a pair of bypass hand pruners and gloves for practice.
$30, $25 for members

3/10/12 Gardening 101 with Erin Walker at EcoAddendum from 10am-11:30a

Always wanted to have a flower or vegetable garden, but didn’t know where to start?  Want to grow and harvest fresh flowers and delicious produce in your home garden year round?
Learn the basics and best practices for setting up a lower-maintenance, high-yield garden without using lots of chemicals. Explore soil preparation, companion planting, crop rotations, using pollinators and natural predators to control pest and disease issues and increase harvest, as well as the critical sow dates for spring, summer, and fall and winter crops. Find out which vegetables and herbs will perform best in Georgia’s climate.

3/30/12 EcoAddendum at the EEA  Art and Science of Environmental Education Conference at Southwest Art Center Atlanta, GA 8am -4:00pm Click here for more info

3/31/12 Bee House Building with Pandra Williams at EcoAddendum from 10am-12:00p

Colony Collapse Disorder is still decimating honeybees, but in the Southeast we have a few dozen native bees that can take care of your garden’s needs.  Learn how to identify several species of these effective native bees and welcome them to your garden! Class has a slideshow showcasing various species and habitat needs, and participants will build a small, simple cedar bee house for mason bees.     $30, $25 for members plus $10.00 material fee

Earth Day Call for Art: Small Work – Big Impact Tack Up Show
Deadline: Wednesday, April 18th
Opening: Tuesday, April 24th with Reception from 4pm – 6pm at Ecoaddendum
Eligibility: Open to all ages.
Format: 8”x 8” square. Call for 2-D work in painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, or mix media. Remember this is a tack up show. Please no frames.
Please deliver work to:
EcoAddendum 743-B E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.
Contact: Sarah Collman, sarah.collman@gmail.com with questions

Have you ever wondered, “What can I do to better our environment when I am just one person?” Even small changes we can make in our own backyards can have a big impact on our environment.
Imagine you are designing a little urban oasis for wildlife. Maybe you want to provide a small spot to rest for migrating birds that are just passing through. Think of a bird flying around looking for a lush area to have a rest, drink some water, refuel, find shelter from the weather and maybe take a bath. Maybe you are interested in supporting the pollinators like bees, butterflies, and other insects already living in your yard. You can do this by providing enough food/flowers, water and space for them to thrive. Remember that plants and the insects that eat them are the main source of food for our wildlife in our yards. Add your own flare to your design. Your urban oasis could include a one-of-a-kind birdhouse complete with bird hot tub for tired wings, a colorful dish to collect rainwater, perhaps a brightly painted sign or piece of garden art to attract attention. Use your imagination.

4/28/12 Gardening for Wildlife with Andrea Greco at EcoAddendum from 10am-12:00p

Want to have a healthy backyard ecosystem that provides habitat and food for birds and beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies? Join Landscape Architect Andrea Greco as she leads a hands on class in wildlife garden design. This class will cover basic concepts of garden design while you learn how to utilize native plants that play a critical role in the life cycles of our indigenous wildlife.  $30, $25 for members

PAST CLASSES

9/17/11 Seed Collection and Cleaning 10am-12pm at EcoAddendum
Join Nearly Native Nursery’s Jim Rogers, as he explains seed collection times and proper seed collection techniques as well as cleaning, treatment, and storage of seed. Jim will also cover several different seed propagating techniques.
Instructor: Jim Rogers
Fee: $30, $25 for members

10/15/11 Water for Wildlife: Make a Mosaic Birdbath Part 1 10am-12pm
at EcoAddendum

Not everyone has room for a large expensive water feature like pond or a bog. A shallow bird bath is an inexpensive and easily installed water feature that provides an important habitat resource for birds, bees, and other small wildlife. This class will get you started with the basics that will give you the confidence to take on other projects. Reference books and a variety of materials will be at the class for those who want to experiment and learn more. Mosaics are so popular now because they are easy, inexpensive and anyone can do it. Color, design and permanence are the best characteristics of this popular art form.
Instructor: Stephanie Coffin
Stephanie has been creating mosaic installation in the Atlanta area for 10 years, and has created mosaics from house-sized mural installations to small birdbaths and interior surfaces.
Fee: $30, $25 for members plus Material Fee $15
This is a popular class sign up early space is limited!

10/22/11 Water for Wildlife: Make a Mosaic Birdbath Part 2 10am-12pm at EcoAddendum
Attract and sustain the birds and small wildlife in your yard with a one of a kind mosaic birdbath, and YOU make it with mosaic artist Stephanie Coffin! Second part of EcoAddendum’s two part Water for Wildlife Class.
Instructor: Stephanie Coffin
Fee: $30, $25 for members

11/12/11 Fall Art with Local Artist Sarah Collman “Naturally Gifted”  10am-12pm at EcoAddendum
Naturally gifted; Create naturally inspired illuminations great for gift giving.
All ages welcome!
Using nature as our inspiration, we will create unique mixed media collages that come to life when illuminated with a small light source. Your gift recipient could use this as a nightlight or as illuminated artwork to brighten up a drab corner. We will complete this project by creating a unique gift box to make your naturally inspired illumination ready to give.
Instructor Sarah Collman
Fee: $30, $25 for members

12/3/11 Designing Gardens for Wildlife 10am-12pm at EcoAddendum
Want to have a healthy backyard ecosystem that provides habitat and food for birds and beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies? Join Landscape Architect Andrea Greco as she leads a hands on class in wildlife garden design. This class will cover basic concepts of garden design while you learn how to utilize native plants that play a critical role in the life cycles of our indigenous wildlife.
Bring a general layout of your yard to class highlighting locations of boundaries, existing plants, existing trees and locations of tree canopies, and walkway locations. During this class, you will learn about how to utilize native plants that play a critical role in the life cycles of our indigenous wildlife. We will discuss how to assess your current garden habitat and add features that will be both visually appealing and ecologically functional. We will also look at low impact methods of managing your landscape that will sustain the habitat you have created. By following a few basic guidelines we will cover in this class, you will be able to make your yard come to life.
Instructor Andrea Greco
Fee: $30, $25 for members

Spring Classes Coming Soon Including:
Propagation
Pruning
Gardening 101
Bats
Shade Gardening
Nature Journaling
Bee House Building
Xeriscaping

Free Talks

9/22/11 “Biodiversity and Your Backyard Ecosystem” 6:45pm at Ecoaddendum

10/13/11 “Fall Planting: Mother Nature’s Layaway Plan” 6:45pm at EcoAddendum

11/3/11 “Pruning for Healthy Spring Growth  6:45pm at EcoAddendum