UGA Extension Office

Events and Classes

 

May

May 7, 14, 21 ● Walk A Weigh ● 9:30am to 11:00am

Long-term weight control requires regular physical activity of at least 30-60 minutes per day. Each Walk-a-Weigh session will include a lesson on ways to control your weight, a taste-test of a low calorie recipe and time for the group to walk together. This class will take place at the Bethesda Senior Center located at 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. $10/session. Pre-register by 4/13 at gwinnettparks.com using code BEP12600.

May 23 • Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exam Preparatory Class - 8:00 am to 2:00pm.

This class is for those who want to pass the exam to obtain the pesticide applicator license in category 24 ornamental and turf. It cover only the ornamental and turf section, not the general standards. The event will be held in the second floor conference room of the Gwinnett County Government Annex Building, 750 South Perry St., Lawrenceville. The cost is $10 and covers all materials. To register, please refer to the attached flyer. Questions? Contact Timothy Daly at 678.377.4011 or timothy.daly@gwinnettcounty.com.

June

June 6 • Turfgrass selection and maintenance - 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Several types of turfgrasses are used for lawns in our area. Each has their positives and negatives. The class will help you determine which turf is the best for your situation and to maintain the lawn you already have. The class will be held on the second floor of the Gwinnett County Government Annex Building at 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.  There is no cost, but register by June 4. To register, contact Timothy Daly at 678.377.4011 or timothy.daly@gwinnettcounty.com.

June 8 & 9 • Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program - 8:00am to 1:00pm.

UGA Extension Gwinnett will be hosting the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program, which is for people who have started a small farm or would like to do so. It consists of two parts. The first is the Small Farm Business Planning part composed of four sessions that address financial matters that small farmers need to understand. The presenters are from the UGA Small Business Development Center. It will be held over two days: Friday, June 8, 2018, and Saturday, June 9, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on both days. To register, please refer to the attached from or, if you want to register by credit or debit card, go to the following website: https://gwinnettsmallfarmbusiness.eventbrite.com. The deadline to register is Friday, June 1st. 

June 21, 22 & 23 • Small Fruit & Vegetable Production

The second part is Small Fruit & Vegetable Production that covers a multitude of subjects relating to crop production.  It will be held on Thursday, June 21, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday, June 22, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, and Saturday, June 23, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. On Thursday, June 21, we will visit the small farm at Gwinnett Technical College that is used in their urban agriculture training program. The presentations are given by UGA specialists from online videos with accompanying textbook and other materials. To register, please refer to the attached form or, if you want to register by credit or debit card, go to the following website:  https://fruitandveggiegwinnett.eventbrite.com. The deadline to register is Thursday, June 14th. 

June 27 • Controlling Pests on Vegetables - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Home vegetable gardens can provide fresh vegetables throughout these seasons. However, numerous pests also enjoy feasting on the plants. Gwinnett County Extension Agent Timothy Daly will cover how to identify and control common vegetable garden pests. The class will be held in the second-floor conference room of the Gwinnett County Government Annex Building, 750 South Perry St., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. There is no charge, but register by June 25. To register, contact Timothy Daly at 678.377.4010 or timothy.daly@gwinnettcounty.com.

July

July 24 • Mosquito control for homeowners  - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mosquitoes are annoying and can carry harmful diseases. Although they cannot entirely be eliminated from the home landscape, homeowners can take steps to reduce their presence.  Join Gwinnett County Extension Agent Timothy Daly who will discuss ways to keep mosquitoes at bay. The class will be held on the second floor of the Gwinnett County Government Annex Building at 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. There is no cost, but register by July 23. To register, contact Timothy Daly at 678.377.4011 or timothy.daly@gwinnettcounty.com.


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