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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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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

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Upcoming Events
Jul 6 - Jul 7 (Virtual) State Poultry Judging (Seniors Only) Crawford, GA - (223.0 miles) 4-H Event
Jul 7 From The Mountains to The Sea: Summer Series Crawford, GA - (223.0 miles) Tuesdays on Tybee The Incredible Squid Check the 4-H Center's Facebook page at 3:00pm on each date to tune in to the scheduled program.
Jul 8 - Jul 9 (Virtual) Food Product Development Contest Athens, GA - (223.0 miles) 4-H Event
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Extension News
Summer food safety
Summer food safety Food safety is as important when grilling and serving food outdoors as it is in the kitchen. By Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 7/2/2020
VITA 2020
VITA 2020 UGA students use tax preparation classroom experience to help Georgians. By Cal Powell | Published: 7/1/2020
Blueberry Fungus
Blueberry Fungus Some of the most popular blueberry varieties for Georgia are known to be highly susceptible to "mummy berry" disease. By Paul Pugliese | Published: 6/30/2020
Shrub Recommendations
Shrub Recommendations When selecting plants for your space, take your time to fully evaluate the space and select plants that will both thrive and provide you with powerful visual stimuli. By Sheri Dorn, KimToal | Published: 6/29/2020
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Extension Publications
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
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.
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water
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.
Vegetable Garden Calendar
Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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