Agriculture & Natural Resources
Welcome to the garden
Bumblebees and marigolds
Pollinators at work
Goldfinches visit the garden too
A Julia Child rose
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye
Green Thumb Lecture Series
From February through November, Athens-Clarke County Extension will be offering free monthly gardening classes. These classes take place at the Extension office on the designated dates from 6-7:30 pm. Intended for gardeners of all experience and skill levels, the monthly classes will cover a variety of topics such as seasonal vegetable gardening, composting, beekeeping, and more.
In our September 9 lecture we will explore beekeeping. Join us for information regarding starting and maintaining a hive. The discussion will include necessary equipment and supplies, costs, commitments, and the benefits of beekeeping. Please register by September 8 at athensclarkecounty.com/gardening.
Join us on October 14 for Soil Health. In this lecture we will cover the importance of understanding and maintaining healthy soil, testing, and suggestions for soil amendments. Please register by October 13.
We ask that you register for the class so that we may send reminders and any handouts or materials for the class. The specific link to join the Zoom meeting will be sent to the email with which you register. The zoom classroom will open at 5:45 pm on Wednesday August 12 and the class will begin promptly at 6 pm.
Archived Sessions - We would like to invite you to view recordings of our previous online sessions. You may access these classes from the links below:
- Composting with the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Director: https://youtu.be/zJRAVK1b9WU
- Vegetable Gardening with an Athens-Area Master Gardener: https://youtu.be/IDeSABGuoUo
Shades of Green Newsletter
Shades of Green is a monthly newsletter in electronic format produced by the Athens-Clarke County Cooperative Extension "from gardeners to gardeners". The newsletter offers information specific to local gardeners, including: seasonal articles, gardening tips, and a schedule of events of interest. Submission of questions, as well as the sharing of photos and information is encouraged. You may call Laura Ney at (706) 613-3640, or email her for additional information or to be added to the mailing list.
- September 2020
- August 2020
- June 2020
- May 2020
- April 2020
- February 2020
- January 2020
- November 2019
- October 2019
- September 2019
- August 2019
Testing Services and Links of Interest
- Testing services offered by UGA
- Instructions for taking sample for soil testing
- Soil testing information
- Household water quality publications
- CAES publications search page
- Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture
- Georgia Department of Agriculture
- US Department of Agriculture