UGA Extension Office

Events & Classes

Farmers Markets

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

  • Norcross Lillian Webb Park, 5 College Street, Norcross.
  • 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.

4-H Activities

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April

April 15, 11:45am-12:45pm: Virtual Trend Diets Part 1-Free. Weight gain and its associated health effects can be stressful, leading many people to search for quick and drastic changes. Many diets promise quick weight loss, muscle gain and an overall “fit look.” But, which plan is right for you? During this program we will discuss four trending diets that are touted to deliver quick and lasting results. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

April 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Virtual Vegetable Gardening-Free. Fresh vegetables harvested out of your garden are tasty and healthy. Many types of vegetables can be grown in our area, and proper planting and culture will ensure a bountiful harvest. To register by April 18, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

April 20-21, 8:00am-4:00pm: ServSafe para Gerentes. Diseño/mantenimiento de las instalaciones del restaurante, manipulación adecuada de los alimentos, enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos e higiene personal. Curso de dos días. Para registrarse con el pago comunicarse al correo inesb@uga.edu o llame al 678.377.4014. Se requieren máscaras y distanciamiento social.

April 27, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Raised Beds-Free. The use of raised garden beds has many benefits such as easier weed control, better soil, and increased fertility. Many plants can be grown in beds such as vegetables, herbs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals. To register by April 26, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

May

May 5, 8:30am-2:00pm: Category 41 Mosquito Control Pesticide Applicator Webinar. UGA Extension Gwinnett is offering a virtual class to help applicators pass the Category 41 Mosquito Control licensing exam. For those who already have the category 41 license, five pesticide credit hours are available. The cost is $25 per person. Register by May 3.

May 12, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Organic Gardening-Free. Organic gardening is popular although many misconceptions exist about it. Discover the basic principles of organic gardening and separate the myths from the facts. To register by May 11, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

May 13, 11:45am-12:45pm: Virtual Trend Diets Part 2-Free. Weight gain and its associated health effects can be stressful, leading many people to search for quick and drastic changes. Many diets promise quick weight loss, muscle gain and an overall “fit look.” But, which plan is right for you? During this program we will discuss four trending diets that are touted to deliver quick and lasting results. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

May 18-19, 8:00am-4:00pm: ServSafe for Managers. Restaurant facility design/maintenance, proper food handling, food-borne illnesses, and personal hygiene. Two-day course. To register with payment email inesb@uga.edu or call 678.377.4014. Masks and social distancing required.

May 20, 8:00am-1:00pm: Category 24 Ornamental & Turf Pesticide Applicator Training. UGA Extension Gwinnett is offering a virtual workshop to help prepare those who are planning to take the Georgia Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exam. The cost is $20 per person. Register by May 18.

May 25, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Composting-Free. Composting is the process of using landscape waste to create fertile organic matter. It can be used to improve the quality of your soil and promote healthy plants. Several methods of composting will turn common yard wastes into soil amendments that will help your gardens thrive. To register by May 24, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

June

June 5, 10:00am-11:00am: Virtual Rose Gardening-Free. Stop and smell the roses...virtually! Uncover the secrets of successful rose gardening, including techniques for planting, pruning, controlling pests, and more. To register by June 4, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

June 8, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Garden Pest Control-Free. Home vegetable gardens are easy to grow and provide fresh healthy vegetables throughout the summer. However, many pests also like to feast on them. Many tactics can be employed to combat insects, diseases, weeds and other troublesome pests. To register by June 7, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

June 10, 11:45am-12:45pm: Virtual Holistic Nutrition-Free. This program will help you to understand more about holistic nutrition, its rules of when and where to eat, where your food comes from, and what foods to eat. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

June 22, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Shade Gardening-Free. Do you have areas of your landscape that stay shady? Many types of plants thrive in minimal sun and add beauty to your landscape. To register by June 21, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

June 22-23, 8:00am-4:00pm: ServSafe para Gerentes. Diseño/mantenimiento de las instalaciones del restaurante, manipulación adecuada de los alimentos, enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos e higiene personal. Curso de dos días. Para registrarse con el pago comunicarse al correo inesb@uga.edu o llame al 678.377.4014. Se requieren máscaras y distanciamiento social.

July

July 8, 11:55am-12:55pm: Virtual Let's Get Physical-Free. Discover the difference between physical activity and physical fitness and how a sedentary lifestyle may increase risk for disease. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

July 22, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Everything Turfgrass-Free. Several turfgrass types may be appropriate for your lawn depending on site conditions, maintenance requirements and your personal preferences. Discover the positives and negatives of turfgrass selection. To register by July 21, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

August

August 3, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Pollinators & Landscapes-Free. Insects are an important part of the ecosystem and pollinate many of the fruits and vegetables we consume. Learn how to protect insect habitat and aid in their reproduction. To register by August 2, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

August 5, 11:55am-12:55pm: Virtual Stressless Meal Planning-Free. This program will help you recognize the benefits of meal planning and developing a grocery list. Attendees will see a recipe planning demonstration with food items likely found in your pantry. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

August 7, 10:00am-11:00am: Got Weeds?-Free. Master Gardeners will help you recognize different weeds common in Vines Park, give you some effective methods to control them, and talk about home remedies to get rid of them. Rain date is August 14.

August 24, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Fall Vegetable Gardening-Free. From cabbage, kale, turnips, collards, and many others, vegetables thrive in the fall and winter. Learn planting secrets and proper maintenance techniques for a bountiful harvest. To register by August 23, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

September

September 9, 11:55am-12:55pm: Virtual Health & Wellness Apps-Free. Identify apps that can help you track diet, exercise, reduce stress, find healthy recipes, save money, reduce the risk of foodborne illness, and manage time. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

September 9, 6:00pm-7:00pm; Virtual Fall Lawn Care-Free. Many homeowners mistakenly ignore their yards once summer ends. Ensure lush green grass this spring by giving it some necessary care this fall. To register by September 8, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

September 21, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Fall Planting-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 by September 20, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

October

October 5, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Septic Tank Maintenance-Free. Because septic systems are buried underground, we can easily forget about them as they quietly treat waste products while maintaining human and environmental health. Poor maintenance is a common cause of septic tank failure. Join us to learn more about where the septic system is, how it works and how to maintain it. To register by October 4, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

October 7, 11:55am-12:55pm: Virtual Dining Out-Free. Many restaurant foods are higher in calories, fat, sodium, and sugar than foods prepared at home. Learn how to make healthy menu choices while dining out to prevent chronic disease. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

October 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Virtual Backyard Flocks-Free. Raising chickens is becoming increasingly popular in urban and suburban areas. Discover important factors that must be taken into consideration if you want to have a successful backyard flock. To register by October 18, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

November

November 4, 11:55am-12:55pm: Virtual Understanding Nutrition-Free. Are you making a healthy choice? Find the facts about packaged foods and learn how to apply the 5% and 20% Daily Value Quick Guide on new food labels. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

November 6, 10:00am-11:00am: Native American Plants-Free. Take a walk through Vines Park with Master Gardeners to learn about plants the Cherokee and other Native Americans used for food, medicine and everyday uses. Rain date is November 13.

November 16, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Spring Flowering Bulbs-Free. Plant now to add a pop of color to your landscape this spring. Explore how, when and where to grow a wide variety of bulbs that flourish in this area. To register by November 15, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

November 30, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Native Plant Gardening-Free. Thanks to Georgia's large and diverse ecology, thousands of plants thrive here. Learn about some of these local plants and how to easily grow and maintain them. To register by November 29, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.

December

December 9, 11:55am-12:55pm: Virtual Adequate Sleep-Free. This lunch and learn program will help you understand what is restful sleep, identify the benefits of restful sleep, and give you tips for restful sleep. Call 678.377.4014 or email inesb@uga.edu for details.

December 14, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Virtual Tree Selection & Care-Free. When selecting trees for your landscape, chose those that thrive where it will be planted with minimal maintenance. Learn several factors to keep trees healthy and attractive. To register by December 13, contact Tim Daly at 678.377.4011 or tdaly@uga.edu.