Urban agriculture refers to the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products in a town, city, village, or suburb. As more people realize the health and economic benefits of gardening, food preservation, and other activities, interest in urban agriculture will continue to increase.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- Landscape Basics: Crop Rotation and Cultural Practices Help Reduce Diseases in Seasonal Color Beds
- Landscape Basics: Success with Herbaceous Perennials
- Safety for Hispanic Landscape Workers
- Landscape Basics: Designing a Quality Control Program for Your Company
- Safety Checklists for New Landscape Employees
- Fertilizer Injectors: Selection, Maintenance and Calibration
- Environmental Water Quality Series: Urban Storm Water Management in Georgia
- Community and School Gardens Series: Raised Beds vs. In-Ground Gardens
- Community and School Gardens Series: Less Expensive Sources of Plant Material, Amendments and Tools
- Community and School Gardens Series: Stocking the Toolshed: Hand Tools
- Community and School Gardens Series: Growing Fruits
- Community and School Gardens Series: Weed Control
- Community and School Gardens Series: Extending the Crop Season: Unheated Spaces
- Community and School Gardens Series: Planning an Edible Garden
- Community and School Gardens Series: Siting a Garden
- Community and School Gardens Series: Raised Garden Bed Dimensions
- Community and School Gardens Series: Raised Bed Materials
- Community and School Gardens Series: Garden Sheds
- Community and School Gardens Series: Garden Fencing
- Community and School Gardens Series: Sources of Water for the Garden
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
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- Plan landscape with a long term goal of saving water
- New landscape plants can be installed under water restrictions
- Nothing says fall like mari-mums
- The Trial Gardens at UGA announce 2016's Classic City Awards recognize the best of this summers test plants.
- New UGA scientist searches for grasses that can survive drought, heat and other environmental stressors
- Foundation plants must tolerate hot conditions and hard soil
- Native blue mistflowers offer dazzling color
- Croton: the world's most colorful shrub
- Fall is the proper planting time for woody ornamentals
- 'Everillo' sedge is like having golden lanterns throughout the landscape
- Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture
Features an extensive catalog of single-issue factsheets, landscape alerts, landscape safety training videos in English and Spanish, certification for landscapers or plant professionals plus industry and Extension agent connections.
- Georgians Pledge to Conserve Landscape Water
- Impact Statements: Urban Agriculture
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge & practices related to urban agriculture.
- Georgia Urban Agriculture Council
Advocate for the state's urban agriculture industry identifies pressing concerns and provides outdoor water use documents, news and links.
UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.
- Georgia Organics' Urban Agriculture Training Program
Program runs February through November and requires 10 hours of volunteering at urban sites per month when on-site training occurs.