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Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Douglas County citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

UGA Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.

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Extension Publications
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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Upcoming Events
  • May 20 Lunch & Learn: Water Testing/Checking Your Well Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Does your main water source come from a well? When was the last time you tested your well water? Did you know that you could have you well water and other water tests conducted through the Monroe County Extension Office? This month's Lunch & Learn will focus on water testing, results, and well head maintenance. Forsyth, GA - (72.0 Miles)
  • May 21 Food Preservation Class- Jam and Jelly Planning on Canning? Join us to learn more about water bath canning and how to safely can your favorite jam and jelly recipes. This hands-on learning experience allows you to can your own jar of strawberry jam along with recipes and ideas to take home. Gainesville, GA - (67.0 Miles)
  • May 21 Butterflies, Blooms, and Birds Guest Speaker: Norman Winter "The Gardening Guy" Newnan, GA - (29.0 Miles)
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