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Upcoming Events
  • Oct 21 Saturday @the Rock: Night at the Museum Join us October 21st for a brand new Saturday @the Rock session, Night at the Museum. Ever wonder what animals are up to after dark? During this evening program, guests will have the opportunity to explore and uncover adaptations that make nocturnal creatures so strange and awesome. With its supernatural hearing and spooky calls, participants will learn about our favorite nocturnal creature, the owl. We'll explore these feathered legends through a pellet dissection and live animal encounter. To conclude the evening, we'll take a walk on the dark side with a night hike in the woods. Rock Eagle's thriving habitat provides the perfect opportunity to see owls, bats, scorpions, and other exciting wildlife. Advanced registration for this program is required and cost is $3.00 per person. Program will run 6:00-8:00 pm. Space is limited. Open to all ages. For more information or to register please contact Jessica Torhan at (706)-484-4838 or by email at jtorhan1@uga.edu. Eatonton, GA
  • Oct 23 Becoming a Gourd Head! A Fall workshop A special fall program will be hosted by the Morgan County Master Gardeners on October 23, 2017 - Becoming a Gourd head! Guest presenter, Rena Holt, will instruct this hands-on workshop on how to turn a garden gourd into a work of art. Learn all about growing gourds, and the many ways you can enjoy them around your home! Participants will be able to take their work of art home with them! Wear your artist smock as you may get spattered as you paint! You may choose from gourds of many shapes and sizes, so bring along a little cash ....$1.00 ....$10.00! All paints and other supplies will be on hand for you! Madison, GA - (19.0 Miles)
  • Oct 28 Run for Your Health in the 3rd Annual Walk GA Zombie 5k & 1 Mile Candy Crawl Put on your shoes and join us as we move more and become healthier. The City of Davisboro, GA is promoting better health in their community by hosting a Zombie 5K & 1 Mile Candy Crawl. Before the race, participants will be given a flag belt, sort of like flag football. These flags represent your health. The Zombies want to take your flag and possible take a bite out of you. If you loose all your health flags, you will receive an "infected" medal at the finish line. If you finish with a flag, you will receive the "Survivor" medal at the finish line. You may also choose not to participate with flags and only run the 5K course through the City. The 1 Mile Candy Crawl will start soon after the last runner from 5K finishes. Children will be given a bag, in which they can run the one mile course and collect candy along the way. We want you to Move More, Live More! Davisboro, GA - (48.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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