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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 Schedule

Due to improved conditions Athens-Clarke County has eased watering restrictions and the non-drought outdoor water use schedule is in effect. You may visit Athens-Clarke County Public Works for complete information regarding allowable schedules for uses of water outdoors. Some areas of Georgia are still in level 1 drought.  Please refer to the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for restriction in those counties.  Remember every drop counts.

 


Upcoming Events
  • Apr 27 Athens Area Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale The annual spring plant sale by the AAMGA features plants from members' gardens. Offerings will include herbs, vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, ferns, ground covers, seedlings, and bulbs. Proceeds support Plant a Row for the Hungry gardens and scholarships for UGA horticulture students. The sale will be held rain or shine, payments must be cash or check (no credit cards). Parking is available in the Longhorn Steakhouse parking lot next door to the Extension office. Athens, GA
  • May 8 Free Gardening Class Series: Composting Did you know that the first full week of May is International Compost Awareness week? As part of these festivities, please join us for a class on Backyard Composting! This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's 2019 Free Monthly Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on the basic concepts of composting, importance of efficient composting as well as recommended structures and methods. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Athens, GA
  • Jun 12 Free Gardening Class Series: Water Wise Gardening Please join us this month for June’s class on Water Wise Gardening! This class is a part of Athens Clarke County Extension's 2019 Free Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including the importance of water conservation and methods for stewarding water efficiently in your garden. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Athens, GA
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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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Ask an Expert

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.