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LITTLE DIGGERS

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Little Diggers is a FREE Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening, presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners and in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County.

Little Diggers is presented monthly on Saturday mornings at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market (220 Mt. Vernon Hwy at City Springs). Best suited for kids ages 6-10 with accompanying adult.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and the Sandy Springs Society.

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Little Diggers
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PLEASE NOTE: Event dates are subject to change. Please review our Calendar or sign up for our newsletter to stay current!

Saturday, May 4: 10:00 am

Little Diggers: Plant a vegetables in a container

Participants will plant small vegetables or herbs in recycled containers. They can take them home and watch them grow in the container or to transplant into their home garden. Little Diggers is a Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. FREE | Presented at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon Road adjacent to City Springs.

Saturday, June 8: 10:00 am

Little Diggers: Wildflower seed balls

Learn about native plants and wildflowers and how they help provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. then get ready to get your hands dirty as you make a messy, dirty seed ball to take home and plant. Little Diggers is a Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. FREE | Presented at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon Road adjacent to City Springs.

Saturday, July 13: 10:00 am

Little Diggers: Grow a hairy caterpillar or grassy head

Participants will plant wheat grass inside a caterpillar they will construct out of cloth and sand or compost. They can decorate the caterpillar to give it personality and then take it home and wait for the grass ‘hair’ to grow. This ‘hair’ can be trimmed for better growth. They will learn about planting and watching seed grow. Little Diggers is a Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. FREE | Presented at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon Road adjacent to City Springs.

Saturday, August 10: 10:00 am

Little Diggers: Moss Terrarium

Participants will construct a terrarium to take home and nurture. They will plant the terrarium with moss and personalize. They will learn about moss and terrarium environments. Little Diggers is a Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. FREE | Presented at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon Road adjacent to City Springs.

Saturday, September 14: 10:00 am

Little Diggers: Lettuce bowls – Grow your own salad

“Lettuce” be healthy. Lettuce is a fast growing vegetable that does well in cooler weather in Georgia. It also does well in containers. Come to the market and learn about cool season vegetables as you plant lettuce seeds in a container to take home. Little Diggers is a Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. FREE | Presented at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon Road adjacent to City Springs.

Saturday, October 12: 10:00 am

Little Diggers: Bird Feeders

Come help get the birds ready for fall by making a bird seed feeder. Participants will have an opportunity create bird feeders out of materials such as popsicle sticks, cardboard tubes and pine cones. This will be our last children’s activity for the season. Little Diggers is a Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. FREE | Presented at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon Road adjacent to City Springs.

Questions? Please contact our Education Department via email.