Classes & Events

Upcoming Classes & Events with Taproot Hydroponics

At Taproot, we know that not everyone is an expert. Knowledge is always changing and growing. Even with thousands of years worth of practice and research behind us, we still find ways to innovate the growing process.

We want to learn gardening together as a community, which is why we host classes regularly to bring people together and expand our garden knowledge!

Check out our upcoming classes and events below, and if you don't see a class that you're interested in please email to request your preferred topic!



Upcoming Events

Lawrenceville Plant Sale & Swap. Saturday, February 17, 2024. 1pm - 5pm. Slow Pour Brewing, 407 N Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Slow Pour Brewing, Tree City USA, Randy's Perennials & Water Gardens, Plant Friends ATL, & City of Lawrenceville.

Lawrenceville Arbor Day Plant Sale

Saturday, February 17
1 pm - 5 pm

Plant Friends ATL is teaming up with the City of Lawrenceville and Slow Pour Brewing for their annual Arbor Day Celebration! Vendors will be selling plants and plant accessories. Find that rare houseplant you've been looking for, plus pots, fertilizers, plant care advice and more!


Man holding a plant in a net cup, teaching a hydroponics class

Hydroponics Basics - Class & Workshop
at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, March 16th
10 am - 12 pm

Please join us for an all ages demonstration of Hydroponic Gardening!  Attendees will have the opportunity to transplant a starter plant into their own EZPonix Grow System Start Kit during the class and will learn how to mix nutrients, check pH levels, and about root care. Register by March 12th.


Hot Sauce Fest ATL. Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, 12-6pm. The lot by Argosy in East Atlanta Village. Tickets $10. Check out local hot sauce makers and vote for your favorite sauce. Local artist vendors. Face painting and kids zone. Live music from School of Fock House Band and Ian Live. Hot sauce tasting table. Raffles and contests.

Hot Sauce Fest ATL
470 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta

Sunday, December 3rd
12 pm - 6 pm

CALLING ALL SPICE ENTHUSIASTS AND HOT SAUCE LOVERS! It's time to turn up the heat at Hot Sauce Fest ATL, a fiery fiesta taking place in East Atlanta Village right outside of Argosy. Proudly presented by DP&Co, Stagesmith, Dani Does Design, and the School of Rock, this scorching hot festival brings you live performances, delectable hot sauces, peppers, and crafts from top-notch vendors, and opportunities to test your spice tolerance in thrilling eating competitions. Get ready for a day filled with flavor, fun, and fiery festivities!
Atlanta Mushroom Festival. Saturday Nov 25th. 12PM-7PM. Free Entry. 30+ Vendors, Live Music Performances, Educational speakers on all things mushrooms. Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens, 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Atlanta Mushroom Festival
Wild Heaven Brewery & Gardens

Saturday, November 25th
12 pm - 7 pm

Come out to the Atlanta Mushroom Festival! Bring your family from out of town and have some fun at Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens SATURDAY Nov. 25th! 12-7PM
This is the last Festival of 2023.
We will have 30+ amazing Vendors selling fresh Mushrooms, Arts & Crafts, Clothing, Health and Wellness products, Supplements, Beer, Chiropractic, Guest Speakers and Live Music!

Taproot Hydroponics & Organics Halloween Party. 1640 Hawthorne Ave SE, Ste O, Smyrna, GA. October 30th 5PM - 8PM. Costume Contest, Giveaways, Food, BYOB 

Halloween Party
Taproot Hydroponics

Monday, October 30th
5 pm - 8 pm

Join Taproot Hydroponics for a night of Halloween festivities including music, food, BYOB, costume contests, giveaways, and more!
Bring your best Halloween costume for a chance to win multiple prizes, including a Top Grower Grow Tent, the Athena Nutrients Blended Line, and a Growers Republic LED Grow Light!

Ironshield & Plant Friends ATL. Happy Halloween Plant Sale & Swap. Sunday, October 29, 2023. 1pm-5pm. Ironshield Brewing, 457 N Chestnut Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Family Friendly Event! Trunk-or-treat, costume contest, food truck.

Happy Halloween Plant Sale & Swap
Ironshield Brewing

Sunday, October 29th
1 pm - 5 pm

Join Plant Friends ATL at Ironshield Brewing for a family friendly Halloween plant event. Trunk-or-Treat, costume contest, and a food truck, in addition to all your favorite houseplant vendors.

Plant Friends ATL & Sugar Hill Distillery. Sugar Hill Plant Sale & Swap. Sunday, October 22, 2023. 12pm - 5pm. Sugar Hill Distillery. 1166 Church Street, Sugar Hill, GA 60528

Sugar Hill Plant Sale & Swap
Sugar Hill Distillery

Sunday, October 22nd
12 pm - 5 pm

Are you a plant parent? Find all the plants, pots, and accessories you've been looking for at the Sugar Hill Plant Sale & Swap. 


Propagation Diaries & Plant Collectors of GA. Fall Plant Sale - Artist and Vendor Market. Fannin Count HS Agricultural Facility, GA 515, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Saturday October 14, 10AM-5PM. Tropical Houseplants, Local Artists, & More.

Fall Plant Sale
Blue Ridge, GA

Saturday, October 14th
10 AM - 5 pm

Find unique tropical houseplants, local art, and more at this event in scenic Blue Ridge, GA.

Atlanta End of Summer Plant Extravaganza. Vendors: Rousseau Plant Care, Plant Friends ATL, Rustyexotics Orchids, Onyx Plants LLC, Loops Garden, The Variegated Jungle, Pottedglory, 3 Reeds Design, Mortal Prints, Reflections, Botanybae, Leafshorty Plants, North Georgia Hoya, Propatation Diaries, Plant Parents, Creative Angle Customs, LPM Ceramics, Little Monsters Atlanta, Houseplants4U, Ezra's Emerald, Second Sun Plants, Coastal Furniture and Flora, Deeply Rooted, Mild to Wild Studio, Sydney Souviron, Taproot Hydroponics, Rooted in Paradise. Sunday September 24th, 1-6PM Westside Motor Lounge

Atlanta End of Summer Plant Extravaganza
Westside Motor Lounge

Sunday, September 24th
1 PM - 6 pm

Calling all plant enthusiasts and lovers of community connection! This is THE event you don't want to miss. Join us for a day filled with plants, extraordinary company, and the perfect farewell to summer. 🍻🥂
This event is family and pet-friendly! Bring everyone along for a memorable day out.


Man holding a plant in a net cup, teaching a hydroponics class

Hydroponics Basics - Class & Workshop
at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, September 13th
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Please join us for an all ages demonstration of Hydroponic Gardening!  Attendees will have the opportunity to transplant a starter plant into their own EZPonix Grow System Start Kit during the class and will learn how to mix nutrients, check pH levels, and about root care. Register by September 9th.

August 19th

 Hydroponics Class. Saturday August 19th, 10:30 AM

Free Hydroponics Class at Taproot

Saturday, August 19th
10:30 AM

Join us for an all ages hydroponic class and demonstration. We'll discuss the types of hydroponic systems, the advantages of growing with hydroponics, and how to get started. Classes typically last about an hour.


August 6th

Marietta Plant Sale. Sunday August 6th, 2023, 10AM-4PM. Kelli Green Garden Center, 2514 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, Georgia, 30066

Marietta Plant Sale

Sunday, August 6th
10 AM - 4 PM

Find unique plants and fun garden accessories at Marietta Plant Sale.


July 23rd

Composting Class With Taproot Hydroponics & Organics. Ticket includes first pour. Sunday, July 23rd @ 2:30 at Firemaker Brewing

Composting Class at Fire Maker Brewing

Sunday, July 23rd
2:30 PM

Join Taproot Hydroponics at Fire Maker Brewing for a quick breakdown and discussion of composting - an ages old method of creating plant food and garden amendments using scraps from your land or even your kitchen! Reduce waste, save money, and feed your plants organic and natural food to help them thrive. Grab a brew and join the discussion to learn basic composting methods and benefits with Cody Brown from Taproot Hydroponics & Organics!

July 15th

Image of strawberries. Hydroponics Class, Saturday, July 15th 10:30AM

Free Hydroponics Class at Taproot

Saturday, July 15th
10:30 AM

Join us for an all ages hydroponic class and demonstration. We'll discuss the types of hydroponic systems, the advantages of growing with hydroponics, and how to get started. Classes typically last about an hour.

July 8th, 2023

First Annual Southeast Plant Show. July 8, 2003 10 AM - 6 PM & July 9, 2003 10 AM - 2 PM. Gwinnett Count Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. Just a few Minutes from I-85. $5 Admission (children free). Free Parking. Covered Venue w/ AC. Pets Welcome. Food Trucks. Door Prizes. Sponsored by Plant Daddies, Onyx Planter, Taproot Hydroponics & Organics, Growtopia Hydroponics, Tropicals from South America, Fish Sh!t, and Sansi. #SoutheastPlantShow

Southeast Plant Show
Hydroponic Basics: Crash Course

Saturday, July 8th
3:00 PM

Join Cody from Taproot Hydroponics & Organics for an overview of hydroponic gardening, its benefits, a demonstration of a simple hydro kit, and Q&A. Tickets for this class are $30 online or at the door.

June 3, 2023

Seedlings sprouting. Under Fire Maker Brewing logo test says, "Beer & Learning! Hydroponics Class with Taproot Hydroponics Monday June 5th 6:30PM"


Join Taproom Hydroponics in the Fire Maker Brewing Taproom! Cody with Taproom Hydroponics Smyrna will teach an all levels class on hydroponics. Make sure to buy your tickets early as we may sell out! Ticket sales end Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00PM!

Each ticket will include your very own EZPonix Nano Kit, expert knowledge on how to set it up and get the fulfillment of all your hydroponic dreams. Your ticket will also include a pour from Fire Maker AND a donation to Smyrna Community Gardens. 

Event is all ages. (The included beverage for attendees under 21 years of age will be a non-alcoholic option at Fire Maker)

May 27, 2023


May 20, 2023

May 7, 2023

Sip & Shop Vendor Market in Chamblee


Join Taproot Hydroponics for an outdoor Sip & Shop Vendor Market at Contrast Artisan Ales in Downtown Chamblee on Sunday May 7, hosted by Propagation. Diaries.  TapHydro will setup with a small selection of products for your house plant needs and will have free samples available in limited quantity. 
We are so excited to partner with Lifeline Animal Project for this event who will bring out some of their adoptable pets to hopefully find a new home!
Propagation Diaries vendor markets feature product based local small business selling products anywhere from rare tropical plants, traditional houseplants, pottery, art, houseplant accessories, jewelry and more!
For more information please visit Instagram or Facebook

Date:  Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

RSVP & Price: Free attendance! No RSVP required

Location: Contrast Artisan Ales. 5504 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

April 8, 2023

Georgia Commercial Hemp Cultivation - A Beginners Guide


Join Taproot Hydroponics & Organics for a walkthrough of Georgia Commercial Hemp Licensing application process, and associated costs; as well as an overview of reporting requirements, sampling measures, and harvesting guidelines.

After the United States Congress enacted the 2018 Agricultural Farm Act (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill), the State of Georgia set forth regulations and infrastructure for citizens to grow commercial hemp within the federal guidelines. We can break down the process in easy to follow steps and help you determine whether hemp cultivation is right for you!

Attendees will receive an in-depth guide written by Cody J. Brown, J.D., a Licensed Hemp Cultivator and the CEO of Taproot Hydroponics & Organics. The guide contains a brief history of Hemp and Cannabis in the United States, the differences between Cannabis and Hemp, pre-application considerations, an overview of the application process, guidelines and restrictions, Frequently Asked Questions, and a collection of resources for those who still have questions.

While this class is FREE of charge, we do ask for voluntary donations to our MeetUp fundraiser, from those who can, to help cover printing costs associated with the Application Licensing Guide.

Please Note: Attendees will be required to sign a legal disclaimer acknowledging that the information given during this class is not legal advice. If an attendee has a question which requires legal advice, our host is happy to provide a referral to an attorney with experience in the Hemp Licensing process within the State of Georgia.

April 1, 2023

Hydroponic Gardening: Beginners Crash Course (Free Coffee!)


Please join us for an all ages discussion and demonstration of the benefits and drawbacks, various methodologies, and environmental impacts of Hydroponic Gardening!

Our event leader, Cody Brown, has experience teaching hydroponic basics to ages as young as 7 years old. Cody has years of experience designing elaborate systems and even working closely with international companies to bring a truly organic hydroponic fertilizer, made from 100% plant food waste, to North America.

Join Taproot Hydroponics & Organics on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:00a.m. for free coffee from Rev Coffee, a brief overview of hydroponic gardening, a demonstration of some simple DIY hydro systems, and Q&A.

Date:  Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM to Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT

RSVP & Price: Free class; RSVP Required. Limit 35 attendees. 

Location: 1640 Hawthorne Ave SE Suite O · Smyrna, GA

How to find us:  At the roundabout of Hawthorne Avenue and Roswell Street, look for the large brick building with a blue awning and find Suite O in the parking lot. Feel free to call 404.464.8313 if you have trouble!