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The Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education. We are dedicated to helping people in our community find answers to questions related to the following areas:

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Upcoming Events
  • Jul 24 Water Bath Canning: A hands-on learning experience Learn to can your own fresh foods with no additives or artificial preservatives in this unique, hands-on water bath canning workshop. As part of our lesson, we'll be preparing and canning pepper jelly to take home. You don't even need to have a garden to benefit––you can do this at home by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables from the local Farmers Market. This workshop is great for the seasoned canner and beginners. $40 includes hands-on instruction, recipes, and a jar of homemade pepper jelly. Madison, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Aug 17 Child Passenger Safety This class provides instruction on the importance and proper use of car seats and safety belts for children when riding in vehicles. The class is open to all parents regardless of financial status or residency. However, qualified participants (Burke County resident who is WIC, PeachCare, or Medicaid eligible) will receive a free car seat or booster seat that meets the needs of their child. Please note that there is a two seat per family limit. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Waynesboro, GA - (65.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Saturday @ the Rock: Basics of Water Bath Canning The Basics of Water Bath Canning August 18th, 2018 Time: 9:30-11:30am Cost: $7 Age: 11 and Up Max: 30 Participants Research- based canning and safe food preservation methods. Why limit fresh fruits and vegetables to spring and summer when you could have fresh food straight from the garden all year long? Learning how to can and preserve food properly guarantees healthy, nutritious food year-round for the entire family. Join us as we learn about food preservation from an expert! Eatonton, GA - (60.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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Extension News
  • Garden Promotion link Events bring people into community gardens and encourage involvement. By Becky Griffin | Published: 7/16/2018
  • 40 Under 40 link Curry has participated in UGA blueberry research trials while serving as Appling County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent. By Clint Thompson, Julie Jernigan | Published: 7/13/2018
  • Dutta Honored link Tifton-based scientist will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Dec. 4. By Clint Thompson | Published: 7/10/2018
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