UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

  • Welcome to the garden
    Welcome to the garden
  • Bumblebees and marigolds
    Bumblebees and marigolds
  • Pollinators at work
    Pollinators at work
  • Goldfinches visit the garden too
    Goldfinches visit the garden too
  • A Julia Child rose
    A Julia Child rose
  • The corn is as high as an elephant's eye
    The corn is as high as an elephant's eye
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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

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:

links for Shades of Green newsletters listed belowHerb garden at ACC Extension office


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.

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