The City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission, along with the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and the North Fulton Master Gardeners, will offer a free workshop on growing fruit for homeowners Wednesday, October 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The class will be held at the City of Alpharetta Public Works Department at 1790 Hembree Road.

The class will cover fruit trees (apple, peach, cherry, pear, and fig), brambles (raspberry, blackberry), blueberries, strawberries, and grapes.

Fall is the best time of year to plant fruit trees and shrubs. Their roots can start getting established over the winter, enabling the plants to grow more in the spring and possibly produce. Topics of discussion will include selection, planting, pruning, disease and pest control, and harvesting. Additional resources will also be provided.

You can register for this class on Eventbrite at or by calling (678) 297-6200. For more information, please contact Terry Porter at (678) 297-6200 or