What’s going on this weekend? Here are a few events we have “Scouted Out” for you. Make sure to follow us on IG and FB @ScoutSavannah912 for a list of happenings around town Thursday through Sunday. Don’t miss out…look to Scout!
September 9-September 12
Basic Plant Care by Planted in Savannah, September 9th-6:00pm
Comedy and Cocktails at Ghost Coast Distillery, Live Stand Up Comedy Event, September 10th-8:00pm
Power of Pure Soil with Whippoorwill Farms, September 10th-11:00am-12:00pm
Join them for a special workshop exploring the power inside pure soil. They will read the story Green Machine, have a mini lesson exploring the value in nutrient dense soil and construct a small dirt battery. $20 a family special. Door Pay accepted, $30. You are invited to pack a lunch and stay a while at one of Marissa’s many picnic tables.
Sweet Baby James – The #1 James Taylor Tribute at The Savannah Theatre, September 11th-3:00pm-4:30pm
Nashville’s Sweet Baby James — the #1 James Taylor tribute artist in the nation — brings his solo-acoustic “Walking Man” show to Savannah on Saturday, September 11 for a matinee performance!
Drag Me to The Moon presented by Club One & Moon River Brewing, September 12th-12:00pm
Organic Gardening 101 at Whippoorwill Farms, September 12th-10:00am-12:00pm
If you have been interested in starting your own garden, but have no idea where to start, now is the time and Whippoorwill Farms SC is the place! This class is 2 hours long and is geared toward beginning gardeners. They will discuss different methods for starting your garden, choosing your gardening space, tilling versus no tilling, building up your soil quality and getting started with planting. They’ll discuss different organic fertilizer options, organic pesticide options and things to look for as your are beginning your garden. They’ll also discuss local resources and places to find necessary items at the best cost. Plus the best season for planting in the Lowcountry and when it’s best for planting different vegetables. If you’re interested in gardening in the Lowcountry, now is the time to start planning your garden because September is the time to get planting in the Lowcountry for beautiful fall harvests! $75 per person or $100 walk up if there is space left.
Mycology 101 with Swampy Appleseed, September 12th-11:00am-1:00pm
If you have been interested in mushrooms and mycology, Ancil is the man you want to meet! Ancil was raised in Dixie Union, GA, 13 miles from the nearest gas station (and now they’ve got their own Dollar General!). Both of his parents were science teachers. They instilled a love of nature in both he and his sister from an early age. As a young child his interest in mushrooms was to kick them or throw them against trees. As he grew the fascination grew with him. Soon he wanted to be able to identify the mushrooms he had grown up smashing. It turns out some of them were worth money! He graduated with a degree in English. Less than a month after graduating he began finding Tuber lyonii, the Pecan Truffle. The supply was readily available that year, as was the demand. Applying to grad schools faded behind selling truffles. A couple of years in and he started the mushroom farm. He now cultivates anywhere from three to seven varieties of gourmet mushrooms year-round to supply to local chefs. What started as a hobby has now become a career. He currently produce about 250lbs of mushrooms per week. He’s got his fingers crossed that he can be a professional mushroom nerd for a living! $125 per person (you’ll be able to take up to 1/4 pound of mushrooms foraged from the forest included in your ticket. Anything greater than 1/4 pound will be an additional $25/lb)