***Agricultural Services Update***
As of March 23, 2020
Our offices are currently closed to the public and all programs through April are postponed. However, we are still able to assist our communities as we all work together to stay safe and healthy!
Soil and Water Testing: While our offices are closed, please send water and soil samples directly to the Agricultural and Environmental Services Lab in Athens, GA. For more information on purchasing soil test kits and submitting directly to the soil lab, please visit this link: http://aesl.ces.uga.edu/soiltest123/Georgia.htm or you may call our office at 404-762-4077
Plant Pathology/Identification & Insect identification: Please e-mail high-quality pictures of your samples to one of our ANR team members for a diagnosis. We are currently unable to send off any physical samples due to our labs in Athens and Griffin being closed.
Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) applications: Our Master Gardener class of 2020 application process is still underway, and the program is still scheduled through the fall! However, as our offices are closed, please email applications to our MGEV program coordinator, Melissa Mattee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Site Visits: We are currently unable to guarantee site visits at this time, but please feel free to connect with our Ag team to see how we can best assist you and diagnose any problems you may have.
For ANR Team contact information, additional updates and timely topics, please visit our blog and our contact page:
Contact information- https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/fulton/contact-us1.html
For over a century, we have been helping citizens of Fulton County live better, healthier lives. We offer multiple programs and events throughout the year and answer questions from businesses and homeowners every day over the phone and by email. Learn more about our programs:
- Agriculture, gardening and landscaping
- Food, health, nutrition and finances
- 4-H youth clubs, camps and conferences
We have about a dozen employees that deliver programs and services across the county as well as support staff in multiple offices. We have three main offices in East Point, College Park and north Atlanta, plus a 4-H office at the Atlanta History Center. View our locations and staff list to learn more.
The University of Georgia Extension has served Fulton County residents since 1914 when fields still covered much of the county. Over the last century, our programs have expanded to include urban gardening, sustainable landscapes, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth leadership.
The Fulton County Extension, backed by the resources of Fulton County and the University of Georgia, provides educational programs, information, and actual assistance to citizens of the County. Education and information are also provided to citizens by telephone consultation, site visits, newsletters, news articles, radio and collaboration with other community agencies. Publications and lab services are other delivery methods for education and information to citizens.
Fulton Fresh Mobile Market
Our Fulton Fresh Mobile Market will BACK for the Summer 2020 Season
The mobile market will make 6 stops a week throughout Fulton County and is open to the public. Attendees will participate in a 30-minute nutrition class and food demonstration and will then be given a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market to take home and prepare. Dates will be announced next year!
Please note: Attendees must arrive at least 10 minutes after the class has begun to receive the bag of produce.
4-H Summer Camp
Fulton County 4-H offers seven weeks of overnight camp for 4th-12th grade youth. Click here for more information!
Community and online resources for families during school closures.
Summer camp registration is now open! Fulton County 4-H offers overnight camps for 4th-12th grade.
Apr 16 Fulton County Master Gardener Information Session Learn about Fulton County's 2020 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program: class dates, certification requirements, and how to apply Atlanta, GA
Apr 30 Container Gardening Want to grow delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs but don't have much space in the ground? Come learn about how to make the most of the space you do have and grow the things you've always wanted. It's easier than you think! Atlanta, GA
May 13 Fulton County Master Gardener Information Session Learn about Fulton County's 2020 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program: class dates, certification requirements, and how to apply Fairburn, GA
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