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.
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. Some areas of Georgia are still in level 1 drought. Please refer to the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for restriction in those counties. Remember every drop counts.
Jul 17 Free Gardening Class Series: Herb Gardening Please join us this month for July’s class on Herb Gardening! This class is a part of Athens Clarke County Extension's 2019 Free Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including basic growing requirements for most culinary herbs, how and when to harvest your herbs and more! Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Athens, GA
Aug 7 Free Gardening Class Series: Fall Vegetable Gardening Please join us this month for August’s class on Fall Vegetable Gardening! This class is a part of Athens Clarke County Extension's 2019 Free Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including general vegetable gardening guidelines in our area, what vegetables do best in fall weather, when to plant and more! Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Athens, GA
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.