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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Due to COVID-19, the schedule for the census self-response has been extended to October 31. Complete it today by mail, telephone or online.

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SBA Emergency Loan Programs

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has information to help small business owners in Georgia navigate the application process for federal assistance during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  Check their web page at www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-small-business-recovery

Office Hours

Our office is currently closed to the public until further notice as advised by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County.

For assistance, please contact our County Extension Coordinator/Department Head, Jackie Dallas: (706) 224-1528 cell or email jdallas@uga.edu

If you have questions for a specific program area please  contact:

Soil and water testing:  A drop off system has been developed for submitting soil samples at the ACC Extension office.  For instructions on how to submit your soil samples or information about water sampling, please call Laura Ney at (404) 617-7209.

Residential Composting

The Extension office has become an added location for Athens-Clarke residents to drop off compostable items free of charge.  Many items not allowed in the normal recycling stream can be composted such as greasy pizza boxes and food items including meats.  Please visit accgov.com/compost for a complete list of items which can be composted.  Composting items will reduce materials going to the land fill and will produce rich soil.  You will find the compost bin by the outside storage building behind our office. 

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 Utilities for complete information regarding allowable schedules for uses of water outdoors. You may refer to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for statewide outdoor water usage.  Remember every drop counts.

 


Upcoming Events
  • Jun 10 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Water-wise Gardening This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom (for more information about Zoom, visit zoom.com). Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including the importance of water conservation, methods for stewarding water efficiently in your garden, and managing evaporative water loss. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. The Zoom meeting room will open up at 5:45 with the presentation starting at 6:00pm . Please make sure to register as you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend the online meeting closer to time. We hope you can attend! For any questions, please email Laura Ney at lney@uga.edu. Bogart, GA
  • Jul 8 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Getting Along with Garden Bugs This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom. Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including insect ID, biology, behavior, the importance and value of some insects vs. the danger and destruction of others, and tips for insect control. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Bogart, GA
  • Aug 12 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Fall Vegetable Gardening This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. This month will take place online via Zoom. It will include an informative presentation on topics including general vegetable gardening guidelines for our area and what vegetables do best in fall weather, as well as, when to plant, how to maintain, troubleshoot, and harvest your veggies. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Bogart, 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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