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.



Diagnosing & Treating Nutrient Deficiences in Plants with Organic Fertilizers / Virtual Series (Free) 

December 7, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Many have decided to go organic in their yard and garden, and there are good reasons for doing that.  Making sure your plants receive all the nutrients they need to live long healthy lives and produce a bountiful harvest can be challenging.  Lets discuss how you diagnose nutrient deficiencies and how to correct them. Click here to register


Left over Foods the Safe Way / Virtual Series (Free) 

December 13, 12:00pm to 1:00pm: 

Learn how to safely handle leftovers in order to prevent foodborne illness. Click here to register


Controlling Pests Organically / Virtual Series (Free) 

December 18, 6:00pm-7:00pm

If you have made the decision to go organic in your garden, you will not want to miss this webinar.  Organic and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) go hand in hand, however just because the pesticide is on the organic list, doesn’t make it safe for all living things, learn about both the pros and cons and how to choose wisely.  Gain insight on why pests target your plants and how IPM is a must for an organic grower.  In addition, learn what makes a pesticide organic, the benefits to that and some of the drawbacks in treatment.  You will also learn about some of the more common garden pests and how to treat for them organically. Click here to register




Good Bugs, Bad Bugs and a Few In-Between / Virtual Series (Free) 

January 4, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Insects have a terrible reputation as being harmful. However, most are harmless and many beneficial. This program will cover their importance in our environment and how we can’t possibly survive without their presence.  Lisa Klein will also talk about some of the new invasives such as the “murder hornet”, Asian Giant Wasp and the Joro spider.  

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Carbohydrates and Our Bodies / Virtual Series (Free) 

January 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Although low carb diets are trendy now, they’re not new.  For many years low carb diets promised help you to control your weight. During this program we will talk about the importance of carbohydrates in our diets, how much and what type of carbohydrates to choose. Click here to register


Start Your Own Seeds Like a Champ / Virtual Series (Free) 

January 18, 6:00pm-7:00 pm 

Starting your own seeds indoors has many benefits, the least of which is saving money! If you’ve had your eye on an unusual squash or carrot variety not available at your garden center, starting seeds opens the door to a whole new world of different transplants, some with improved germination rates and earlier harvests. Lisa Klein walks you through the process and offers Q&A afterwards for more assistance. Click here to register


Pesticide Safety for Homeowners / Virtual Series (Free) 

January 25, 12:00pm-1:00pm:  

Pesticides play an important role in our everyday lives. However, they do carry risk and can harm humans and animals if they are not used properly. Learn how to store, use, and dispose of pesticide products safely. Please join Dr. Allison Johnson, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator with University of Georgia Extension as she helps educate us on the benefits and responsibilities of using pesticides. Click here to register




Tips and Tricks to Deer Proof a Landscape / Virtual Series (Free) 

February 8, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Deer can be a problem in our suburban landscape. They can cause damage to plants and trees by feeding and rubbing on our landscaping, which can lead to a decline in plant health and productivity. Lisa Klein teaches you how to identify damage caused by deer and all about different techniques used to exclude deer from your landscape so you can enjoy a beautiful yard year-round.  Click here to register


Protein and Our Bodies / Virtual Series (Free) 

February 8, 12:00pm-1:00pm

We are made of protein. Well, at least in part. About 60% of our bodies is water. If we get rid of the water and take what’s left, half of that is protein. Proteins have so many functions in our body, without them, we could not live. This program will explain different types of proteins, how they work in our body and sources of healthy protein. 

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Pruning Basics / Virtual Series (Free) 

February 15, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Get your plants in shape! Let Lisa Klein teach you some basic pruning knowledge and techniques that can help keep your shrubs, hedges, and trees healthy and attractive. 

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10 Reasons Why Snakes Are Great for The Ecosystem! / Virtual Series (Free) 

March 7, 6:00pm- 7:00pm: 

From controlling rodent populations to pollinating plants, snakes serve a variety of critical roles in our environment. Whether you love them or hate them, it’s essential to understand the vital functions they perform. So, let’s dive in and explore why snakes are crucial to the health and wellbeing of our planet as Lisa Klein takes you through their ecology and how to co-exist peacefully.  Click here to register


Seven Ways to Control High Blood Pressure / Virtual Series (Free) 

March 20, 12:00-1:00PM

During this presentation we will discuss ways to lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and other problems related to high blood pressure. 

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Where Do I Start? Planning a Vegetable Garden 101 / Virtual Series (Free) 

March 21, 6:00-7:00pm

Creating your own vegetable garden can be fun and rewarding. Besides the obvious money saving benefits, there are many mental health benefits as well. If you are new to gardening and aren’t sure where to start, come listen to Lisa Klein talk about all the benefits of growing your own food and the steps necessary to create a space for you and your family.  Click here to register




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. Click here 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. Click here 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. Click here to register




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! Click here 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. Click here 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. Click here to register