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UGA Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county Extension offices. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!
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Events and Classes

August

August 19 • Fall Vegetable Gardening • 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free!  Glazed carrots. Roasted cauliflower. Baked butternut squash. You can enjoy all these fresh dishes and more during the fall and winter. Find out what veggies prefer the cooler weather and the minimal maintenance they need for a successful yield. Click here to register. Class code ANX34506. Ages 18+

August 21 • Chocolate News • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  Learn all about it, including its properties, nutritional value, benefits, and more.  Click here to register. Class code EXT32605. Ages 50+

August 23-24 • Great Georgia Pollinator Census

Free!  The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a citizen science initiative and you can help! On August 23rd and 24th, Georgians across the state can count and record pollinators. Goals for this program include: creating pollinator habitat; learning how to identify pollinators; and helping researchers collect data on pollinator populations. Citizens will be asked to count pollinators on a favorite pollinator plant for 15 minutes, and then upload results to a website. We are looking for bumble bees, carpenter bees, small bees, honey bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and other insects. This project is perfect for schools doing STEM work, Home Owner Associations, Community Gardens, and more! Register now at  the event website: Great Georgia Pollinator Census. To schedule a training event for your group, contact Kim Fritz, at kim.fritz@gwinnettcounty.com or 678.377.4010.

August 24 • 4-H Kickoff Party • 10:30am to 1:00pm

Free!  Ask questions, enjoy refreshments, meet staff, and participate in activities! Members receive hands-on learning in agruculture, civic engagement, health, and STEM that promotes leadership, personal development, life skills, and more. Grades K-12. Alexander Park, 800 Old Snellville Highway, Lawrenceville.

¡Gratis! ¡Hacer preguntas, disfrutar de refrescos, reunirse con el personal y participar en actividades! Los miembros reciben aprendizaje práctico en agricultura, compromiso cívico, salud y STEM que promueve el liderazgo, el desarrollo personal, las habilidades para la vida y más. Grados K-12. Parque Alexander, 800 Old Snellville Highway, Lawrenceville.

August 28 • Fall Vegetable Gardening • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  Though the colder weather will be here soon, many vegetables thrive in the fall and winter. Cabbage, kale, turnips, collards, and others can provide fresh vegetables during the colder weather. Click here to register. Class code EXT34506. Ages 18+

Ask a Master Gardener at the Farmers Markets

Friday, August 16, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Road Southwest, Lilburn.

Saturday August 17, 8:00am to 12:00pm, Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Avenue, Suwenee.

Saturday, August 17, 9:00am to 1:00pm, Lilian Webb Park, 5 College Street Northwest, Norcross.

Saturday August 24, 8:30am to 12:30pm, Towne Green, 2345 Oak Road Southwest, Snellville.

 

September

September 5 & 6 • ServSafe Manager Training •  $140 (includes one book and test) •  8:30am – 4:30pm

Taught in Spanish!  Join this two-day class to learn about food safety, including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene, and facility design and maintenance. Each food service establishment should have a Certified Food Safety Manager according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This class will be held at the Gwinnett County Government Annex second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Inés Beltrán at inesb@uga.edu or 678.377.4010.

Entrenamiento de ServSafe Manager En Español

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010.

September 9 • All About Soy • 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free!  Become informed about the myths and facts of soy, a plant-based protein high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and taste some soy-based foods available in grocery stores.  To register, use class code EXT42600. Ages 50+

September 12-22 • Farm Friends • $1/Per person (Drop In. Fee doesn't include admission into the Gwinnett County Fair.)

Mondays - Thursdays: 5:00pm-10:00pm       Fridays: 5:00pm-10:30pm       Saturdays: 11:00am-10:30pm       Sundays: 1:00pm-9:00pm

Explore farmlife activities, milk a wooden cow, play barnyard trivia, pet farm animals, and more. Big Red Barn at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville. For more information, including admission and ride prices, visit GwinnettCountyFair.com.

September 16 • Fall Lawn Care • 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free!  Many homewoners mistakenly ignore their yards once summer ends. Ensure lush green grass this spring by giving it some necessary care this fall.  To register, use class code ANX44500. Ages 18+

September 17 • Fall Planting • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  Take advantage of the cooler climate to create a healthy and attractive landscape. Unearth the proper techniques of planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, and perennials. To register, email events@gwinnettpl.org. Ages 18+

September 18 • Healthy Brain • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  About 20-25 percent of the blood pumped by your heart travels to your brain, so it's important to keep your heart working properly. Heart health is connected with brain health. In fact heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia. This class will be held at Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford. Drop in, no registration required. Ages 50+

September 18 • Soil Health • 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free!  Plants depend on soil for health and vitality. Turn your soil into productive ground for growing by understanding basic principles, including organic matter, fertility, drainage, pH levels, and more. To register, use class code EXT44501. Ages 18+

September 26 • All About Soy • 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free!  Become informed about the myths and facts of soy, a plant-based protein high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and taste some soy-based foods available in grocery stores.  Click here to register. Class code EXT42601. Ages 50+

Apply by September 27 •Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training • $200

Wednesdays, January 8, 2020 through April 1, 2020. Grow with us! Combine your passion of gardening and education to make a difference in your community. With your certificate, you can: Provide horticultural and environmental educaton, give presentatons and demonstratons, and lead projects and activities. Details and application available online. For more information, contact Lisa Klein at lisa.kleinWgwinnettcounty.com or 678.377.4010.

 

October

October 24 & 25 • ServSafe Manager Training •  $140 (includes one book and test) •  8:30am – 4:30pm

Taught in Spanish!  Join this two-day class to learn about food safety, including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene, and facility design and maintenance. Each food service establishment should have a Certified Food Safety Manager according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This class will be held at the Gwinnett County Government Annex second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Inés Beltrán at inesb@uga.edu or 678.377.4010.

Entrenamiento de ServSafe Manager En Español

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010.

October 26 • Trail of Terror • $5/Person • 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Back by popular demand! Do you dare to take a haunted walk into the shadow and sinister Phantom Village? Hang around for creepy crafts, freaky face painting, ghoulish games, and more. Warning: The haunted walk includes jump scares. Enter at your own risk. Registration required by October 22. To register, use code EXT41700.

October 30 • Healthy Brain • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  About 20-25 percent of the blood pumped by your heart travels to your brain, so it's important to keep your heart working properly. Heart health is connected with brain health. In fact heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia. This class will be held at Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford. Drop in, no registration required. Ages 60+

 

November

November 20 • Healthy Brain • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  About 20-25 percent of the blood pumped by your heart travels to your brain, so it's important to keep your heart working properly. Heart health is connected with brain health. In fact heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia. This class will be held at Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford. Drop in, no registration required. Ages 50+

October 21 & 22 • ServSafe Manager Training •  $140 (includes one book and test) •  8:30am – 4:30pm

Taught in Spanish!  Join this two-day class to learn about food safety, including food-borne illnesses, proper food handling, personal hygiene, and facility design and maintenance. Each food service establishment should have a Certified Food Safety Manager according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This class will be held at the Gwinnett County Government Annex second floor conference room, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact Inés Beltrán at inesb@uga.edu or 678.377.4010.

Entrenamiento de ServSafe Manager En Español

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad alimentaria, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Esta clase se llevará a cabo en la sala de conferencias del segundo piso del Anexo del Gobierno del Condado de Gwinnett, 750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Para obtener más información, contacte a Inés Beltrán en inesb@uga.edu o al 678.377.4010.

 

December

December 11 • Healthy Brain • 10:00am to 11:00am

Free!  About 20-25 percent of the blood pumped by your heart travels to your brain, so it's important to keep your heart working properly. Heart health is connected with brain health. In fact heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia. This class will be held at Buford Senior Center, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford. Drop in, no registration required. Ages 50+


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