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
- Landscape Basics: Designing a Quality Control Program for Your Company
- Safety Checklists for New Landscape Employees
- Fertilizer Injectors: Selection, Maintenance and Calibration
- Urban Storm Water Management in Georgia
- Conservation and Best Management Practices in Georgia: Implementing, Funding and Assistance
- Grasscycling: Let the Clippings Fall Where They May
- Chainsaw Safety Tips
- Raised Garden Bed Dimensions
- Raised Bed Materials
- Garden Sheds
- Garden Fencing
- Sources of Water for the Garden
- Planning an Edible Garden
- Siting a Garden
- Raised Beds vs. In-Ground Gardens
- Less Expensive Sources of Plant Material, Amendments and Tools
- Stocking the Toolshed: Hand Tools
- Growing Fruits
- Weed Control
- Extending the Crop Season: Unheated Spaces
- Know How and When to waterSmart
- How to Start a Community Garden: Getting People Involved
To see other publications, go to the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- UGA School Garden Curriculum Resource Center helps teachers makes the most of their school gardens
- Once established, wildflowers add to landscape, feed beneficial pollinators
- UGA School Garden Curriculum Resource Center helps teachers use school gardens
- Largest mushroom species in the Western Hemisphere spotted in Georgia
- Saving seeds, a time-honored tradition made timely again
- UGA study shows soil-moisture sensor system slashes nursery water use by 70 percent
- Hay and manure can bring unwanted herbicides to vegetable gardens
- Drought almost gone, but lingers on the southeastern coast
- Metro-Atlanta students learn about the origins of pizza at the State Farmers Market May 8 and 9
- UGA Extension helps reinvigorate the history of agriculture at the Atlanta History Center
- 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.