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Fruits & Vegetables

Overview

Fruits and vegetables are Georgia's number-two cash crop, but the popularity of commodities like peaches, tomatoes, blueberries, and fresh greens is not limited to commercial producers. Interest in home gardening continues to grow as people realize the nutritional and economic benefits of home-grown produce, and learn that it's relatively easy to augment your family's food selection right from your own backyard. On this page, visitors can find publications and web resources to help them have the best gardens possible — with the least amount of labor!

Publications

Extension Publications

To see an expanded list of these pubs , go to the Extension Publications site.

News

Georgia FACES News For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.

Websites

UGA-affiliated

  • Department of Horticulture
    Describes the department's academic degree and research programs. Includes calendar of educational events as well as educational resources.
  • Georgia Master Gardener
    Gives an overview of the program to train and certify individuals in horticulture and includes extensive links.
  • Home & Garden Drought
    Resources to help home owners and gardeners respond to drought.

External sites

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
    Site detailing the attractions, programs, research, and events at this "living laboratory" for learning about gardening and nature.
  • Walter Reeves
    A wealth of gardening resources and tips from this well-known Extension garden specialist.
  • Your Southern Garden
    The South's best source of educational and entertaining gardening information. A co-production of the University of Florida/IFAS and the University of Georgia, with sponsorship from the Scotts Company.

Training

UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Training
    Individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas, then volunteer their expertise and services, under the direction of their UGA Extension Agent, to help educate others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.