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
- Safety for Hispanic Landscape Workers
- 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
- Environmental Water Quality Series: Urban Storm Water Management in Georgia
- Georgia Pest Management Handbook—Homeowner Edition
- Urban Gardening: Assessing Soils for Contamination
- The Importance of Preserving Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape and How We Can Help
- Spanish Series: La Importancia de Preservar la Biodiversidad en el Paisaje y cómo Podemos Ayudar
- Water-wise Landscape Guide for the Georgia Piedmont
- Planting Your Bare-Root Fruit Tree
- Choosing a Landscape Irrigation Contractor
- Home Garden Series: Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden
- Beneficial Insects, Spiders, and Mites in the Southeast
- Troubleshooting Vegetable Production Problems in the Southeast
- Conservation and Best Management Practices in Georgia: Implementing, Funding and Assistance
- Grasscycling: Let the Clippings Fall Where They May
- Chainsaw Safety Tips
To see a full list of publications, visit 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.
- Home plumbing can contribute to lead in tap water but UGA Extension can help
- Dry weather has given some parts of Georgia a slow start to mosquito season, but Georgians are urged to remain vigilant
- Spring is the time to eliminate mosquito habitats from the landscape
- UGA Extension is here to help community and school gardeners
- UGA expert compiles book on sustainable gardening in the Southeast
- Kissing bugs have been in Georgia for thousands of years and pose little risk
- Tiny fungi can weaken roots and kill trees
- September was drier than normal despite month-ending rain
- UGA breaks ground on new turfgrass research and education facilities
- Human landscapes can offer safety to imperiled pollinators
- 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.