UGA Extension Office

Events & Classes

Farmers Markets

Buy fresh produce from your local farmers! Visit the websites for more information.

  • Braselton Braselton Town Green 9924 Davis Street, Braselton.
  • Grayson 2070 Rosebud Road, Grayson.
  • Lilburn Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn.
  • Snellville Snellville Towne Green, 2342 Oak Road, Snellville.
  • Suwanee Suwanee Town Square, 330 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee.

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April

Best Trees for Suburban Yards / Virtual Series (Free)  

April 4, 6:00-7:00pm

Planting the right trees in an urban landscape is very important. Some species are just better suited to urban environments as they are pollution tolerant, slow growers, smaller size, while still reducing overall energy costs and increasing property values. Tune in as ISA Certified Arborist Lisa Klein talks about the benefits of urban trees and which species are best for your yard. Contact Laura Tierney at Laura.Tierney@gwinnettcounty.com to register.

 

Backyard Berries / Virtual Series (Free)  

April 16, 12:00-1:00pm 

Berry plants can be a great addition to your yard, especially if you enjoy fresh fruit and want to add some color and texture to your landscape. There are many types of berry bushes that work well in Georgia such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and elderberries.  Come listen to Dekalb County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Sarah Brodd as she lists the many reasons why berries are the perfect addition to your home landscape. Contact Laura Tierney at Laura.Tierney@gwinnettcounty.com to register.

 

Nutrition for Arthritis Control / Virtual Series (Free) 

April 25, 12:00-1:00pm 

Arthritis can be a painful, debilitating condition. Everyone suffering from it wants to find relief. For years, various foods and diets have appeared that claim to help. During this lunch and learn, we will share information about foods and diets that help. Contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu to register.

 

May

Vermiculture, Let’s Worm Our Way Into This Composting Technique / Virtual Series (Free) 

May 2, 6:00-7:00pm

Vermicomposting is an eco-friendly way of reducing waste and creating nutrient-rich soil compost and liquid fertilizers with the use of worms. You can raise these red wigglers indoors or outdoors in very small spaces with very little maintenance. Lisa Klein teaches attendees all about this technique and you might even win a starter worm pack of your own! Contact Laura Tierney at Laura.Tierney@gwinnettcounty.com to register.

 

Container Gardens, Pretty and Productive! / Virtual Series (Free) 

May 16, 6:00-7:00pm

Container gardens are a great addition to your home for so many reasons. Ideal for those with little space; they are affordable, versatile and offer plenty of seasonal variety, you just can’t go wrong!  Lisa Klein teaches you about selecting containers, types of plants, proper care, and everything in between. Contact Laura Tierney at Laura.Tierney@gwinnettcounty.com to register.

 

Eat Alone and Love It / Virtual Series (Free) 

May 23, 12:00-1:00pm

Eating Alone and Loving It - For many people, eating alone can be depressing. Some people when they eat by themselves do not eat as well as they do when they are with others. Today we will explore how you can maintain good eating habits and perhaps even improve your eating habits when you eat by yourself. Contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu to register.