Published on 04/05/07

Hobby greenhouse, propagation workshop set May 11

University of Georgia

Owning your own hobby greenhouse may be more practical than you think. It doesn't have to cost a lot. And it can save you money as you use it to propagate your own landscape and houseplants.

To help you get started, the University of Georgia is offering the "Hobby Greenhouse and Propagation Workshop" May 11 on its Griffin, Ga., campus.

This one-day, hands-on workshop will cover the basics of starting your own hobby greenhouse and the techniques you'll need to propagate your own plants. You'll learn how to:

  • Build your own greenhouse from scratch.
  • Buy a greenhouse.
  • Maintain and operate your greenhouse.
  • Propagate plants.
UGA horticulturists Bodie Pennisi and Bob Westerfield will coordinate the program, using both hands-on lessons and lectures.

A $75 fee covers all materials, lunch and refreshment breaks. The workshop will start in Stuckey Auditorium at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. To register or learn more about it, call (770) 229-3477 or e-mail

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.