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Extension Serves the Entire Community

Athens-Clarke County Extension offers a wealth of information and services for residents of our county.  Agents and trained support staff provide educational programs as well as a number of services.  Our Agriculture and Natural Resources agent offers landscape and gardening information to residents, Master Gardener and other classes as well as water and soil testing and access to UGA informative publications.  Our 4-H agent creates and organizes youth educational programs including competitive events which will assist young people to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning.  Our Family and Consumer Science agent offers and designs  educational programs for the community needs, provides information you can trust on money, home, health, food and family and oversees the SNAP-Ed program which helps families on a budget learn to eat healthy.

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Athens-Clarke County Outdoor Watering Restrictions

Due to improved conditions Athens-Clarke County has eased watering restrictions and has implemented Level 1 drought response.  Please refer to the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or Athens-Clarke County Public Works for complete information regarding prohibited and permitted uses of water outdoors.   Remember every drop counts.

Athens Area Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program

Applications for the 2018 Athens Area Master Gardener Extension Program are available now! For more information about the program, refer to the web page (link above), call (706) 613-3640 or email atedrow@uga.edu


Upcoming Events
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  • Nov 8 Free Monthly Gardening Class “Blueberries, Blackberries, and Figs” Please join Athens-Clarke County Extension for an informative class on "Blueberries, Blackberries and Figs: From Planting to Harvest." The class will include information on choosing varietals, fruit planting sites, conditions and preparations, maintenance and pruning, and specific plant needs such as water, fertilizer and care for optimum harvest. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, November 7 by emailing atedrow@uga.edu or calling (706) 613- 3640. Athens, GA
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Ask an Expert is a site where you can get expert answers and help from Cooperative Extension/University staff and volunteers from across the United States.  Our staff is available to answer your questions with current research based information or to share details regarding UGA Extension Athens-Clarke County programs.  Simply fill out the short form below to submit your question and receive an email response. 


Do You Need a Speaker?

UGA Extension Athens-Clarke County agents and trained volunteers are available to present educational programs of interest to your group or organization.  We offer programs tailored to fit your needs in a variety of topics including landscaping, home gardening, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, food safety, 4-H youth development and more.  Our educators keep busy schedules so it is important to make a speaker request as early as possible to get a spot on our calendar.  You may contact through the form below or consult our Contact Us page to access the contact information for a specific staff member. We look forward to working with you.


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