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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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To burn or not to burn
To burn or not to burn Posted by Ashley Hoppers on Apr 5, 2021 Smokey Bear may disagree with me, but I’d like to argue that fire is one of the most effective tools we have in preventing and managing the intensity and spread of unwanted wildfires. But, I realize that the idea of fighting fire with fire may sound counterintuitive, so let me...
Celebrating Georgia’s Native Grape
Celebrating Georgia’s Native Grape Posted by Ashley Hoppers on Apr 1, 2021 Spring is a time of rebirth.  The landscape is beginning to burst into bloom and pollen season is in full force.  My favorite pollinator, the southeastern blueberry bee is tirelessly working the blueberry blooms while the European honey bee dutifully hums to and fro whatever forage she can find. On...
Azalea Care
Azalea Care Posted by Ashley Hoppers on Mar 26, 2021 Azaleas have been a southern favorite for years. In the Old South azaleas graced plantation houses with their charm, provided flowers for corsages, and were the backbone of many landscape plantings.  The taller Indica azaleas worked well to hide the less attractive foundations of homes.  The plants grew so large...
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Upcoming Events
Apr 10 - Apr 16 National 4-H Conference Athens, GA National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/
Apr 10 - Apr 11 Food Showcase Eatonton, GA 4-H Event
Apr 10 2021 Coweta Co. MGEV Spring Plant Sale: Customers Must Register In Advance To Enter Newnan, GA NEWNAN: Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers 2021 Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, April 10, 8:30 am – 3 pm. No walk-ins - Customers must register in advance at https://bit.ly/2021CowetaMGEVSpringPlantSale-SignupToShop. MGEVs will provide instructions for plant care. Tomatoes, peppers, flowers, herbs and shrubs will be available. Cash or check only. Located at the Greenhouse behind Coweta County Extension office; Gate Entrance: 275 Pine Road, Newnan. Contact: Call 770-254-2620 or email coweta.extension@uga.edu for more information.

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