Published on 02/08/10

Learn from Georgia gardening expert

South Metro gardeners can learn about spring garden preparation from gardening expert Walter Reeves when he visits the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Henry County on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

A retired UGA Extension agent, Reeves has hosted the television series, “Gardening in Georgia,” for the past 10 years on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Beginning in April, Reeves will host “Your Southern Garden,” a gardening show produced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and University of Florida Extension.

He also hosts a weekly radio call-in show on NewsTalk 750 WSB-AM on Saturdays from 6 to 10 a.m. and writes a weekly gardening column that runs in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursdays.

This month in Henry County, Reeves will discuss how to prepare a garden for spring planting. The presentation will be held at the Henry County Extension Office located in Heritage Park at 997 Lake Dow Road in McDonough. Attendance costs $25.

For more information, call the Community Gardens of Henry County at (770)954-0000 or visit their Web site at