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About UGA Extension Gwinnett

UGA Extension Gwinnett County offers educational programs in the areas of horticulture and agriculture, food safety and nutrition, and leadership and citizenship for youth. UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Gwinnett County, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Backed by specialists and a network of resources, Extension Agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.

Mission

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


In the Garden Virtual Series
2024 Farmers Markets

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 17 - Jun 21 Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega (6th – 8th graders) Wilderness Challenge is open to all Walton County 6th – 8th graders and will be held at the Wahsega 4-H Center from June 17th – 21st, 2024. Sixth graders must be 12 years old by June 17, 2024. Activities include zip line, climbing wall, white water rafting, survival tracking, navigation, fire building, outdoor survival skills and more! Transportation TBD. Additional details and packing information will be emailed to parents. Partial 4-H Camp Scholarships are available and based on 4-H participation and financial need. Contact Walton County 4-H Office for scholarship Application. If you would like to apply, register your child following regular camp sign-up procedures There will be a $75.00 camp deposit. After registration and deposit is complete, scholarship applications should be submitted to 4-H/Extension Staff.
    • Monroe, GA - (20.0 Miles)
  • Jun 21 - Jun 24 State 4-H Council 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA - (57.0 Miles)
  • Jun 22 Open Garden Days: Summerour House Garden at Autrey Mill Join UGA Extension Master Gardeners in Fulton County for Open Garden Days at Summerour House Garden at Autrey Mill! Master Gardeners will be available on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-2pm to show you around the garden and answer your gardening questions. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve has three miles of wooded walking trails, a butterfly garden, a farm museum, and farm animals on exhibit. Admission to the grounds is free. Dogs on a leash are welcome at the park. The buildings are available for visitors to explore the exteriors and a cell phone tour is available to learn about the heritage plants matching the restored home’s period. Events are free and open to the public. Visitors who complete our garden tour survey are entered to win one of several prize baskets! Please see our listing in the linked comprehensive Garden Guide for specific site details.
    • Johns Creek, GA - (16.0 Miles)

June

Totally Tomatoes / Virtual Series (Free)

June 27, 6:00-7:00pm

Tomatoes are the most popular garden vegetable in the United States; you'd be hard-pressed to find any home vegetable garden without at least one tomato plant. Georgia tomato growers face unique challenges, and Lisa Klein is here to guide you through them. Attendees will learn how to successfully start tomatoes from seed, how to address common tomato disease issues here in Georgia, how to choose the best tomato variety for our area and more! 

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July

Magnificent Hydrangeas / Virtual Series (Free)

July 11, 6:00-7:00pm

When you think about gardening in the south, you can't help but think of the romantic hydrangea shrub. But did you know that are multiple varieties of hydrangeas and that they don't all have the same growing requirements? Don't miss out on these dreamy blooms-let Lisa Klein share with you how to choose the best hydrangeas for your yard and how to care for them. 

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Cross-Cultural Harvests: Fruits and Vegetables from Other Cultures / Virtual Series (Free)

July 25, 6:00-7:00pm

Think beyond the tomato and pepper this year and try growing something NEW from a different culture! The horticultural world has so much to offer beyond our borders, and many of these vegetables and fruits can be enjoyed in your own home garden. From Loofa gourds to Thai ginger, you don't need your passport as Lisa Klein takes you around the multicultural fruit and veggie world in 60 minutes.

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August

Botanical Bioluminescence!  Learn about the World of Glowing Plants & Animals / Virtual Series (Free)

August 15, 6:00-7:00pm

Think buying glow-in-the-dark plants at the garden center is a story from a space-age cartoon? Think again! Scientists are working on adding genes from bioluninescent insects and mushrooms, to plants such as petunias. Lisa Klein takes you on a virtual journey through bioluminescence: whihc plants, animals and insects have this trait, and why? Prepare to be awestruck! 

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What's REALLY happening in your Pollinator Garden / Virtual Series (Free)

August 29, 6:00-7:00pm

By now we've all heard about the importance of pollinators to our home gardens, but what exactly draws those whimsical bees and butterflies to our gardens besides pretty flowers? Lisa Klein takes a deep-dive into this fascinating world and explaains what they eat, what draws them to flowers, and what else we can do to make our gardens more hospitable to pollinators. 

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Extension Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
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Gwinnett 4-H has programs for 5th through 12th grades. We offer younger K-4 children the opportunity to participate in their own Cloverbud Council meetings.

4-H has started its new year! Currently we are offering 4-H programs in person. If you would like more information on how to join in our meetings and fun activities, please contact Brittany James at 678.377.4020 or email brittany.james@uga.edu

5th Grade Newsletter

6th-8th Grade Welcome Newsletter

6th-8th Grade Newsletter

High School 4-H Newsletter

Forestry Judging Team

Consumer Judging

Annual Poultry Judging

DPA Project Achievemen


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