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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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May

May 19, Noon-1:00pm. Virtual: Meal Portions-Free. This class will show you how to eat healthy well-balanced meals, and it will give you methods to avoid consuming more calories than you need. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. To register by May 18, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

May 23, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Plant Propagation-Free. Plants reproduce in other ways than just seeds. Stem cuttings and air layering are just a few of the easy methods of propagating plants. Some are easier than others. Learn how you can increase the number and variety of plants in your garden. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. Lisa Klein instructor. To register by May 22, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

June

June 13, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Vegetable Garden Pests-Free. Home vegetable gardens are easy and fun to grow in addition to providing fresh, healthy vegetables throughout the summer. However, many pests also like to feast on them. A multitude of tactics can be employed to combat insects, diseases, weeds, and other troublesome pests. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. Cindy Lubowicki instructor. To register by June 12, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

June 23, Noon-1:00pm. Virtual: Air Quality-Free. Indoor air pollution is a high-ranked health risk. How it affects your health depends on the amounts and types of pollutants in your air and how often you breathe them. Learn about different pollutants and how to control them. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. To register by June 22, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

July

July 14, Noon-1:00pm. Virtual: Home Inspection-Free. Inspect your home inside and outside before summer: We will discuss what you need to do to get ready for the long hot days of summer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by July 13, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

July 26, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Stinging and Biting Insects-Free. Insects and related organisms, such as fire ants, yellow jackets, and ticks, bite, and sting, causing discomfort to people and sometimes medical emergencies. Nancy Hinkle, Professor of Entomology at the University of Georgia, will discuss these pests and how to reduce their presence in residential areas. Lisa Klein instructor. To register by July 25, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

August

August 4, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Landscape Pollinators-Free. Insects are an essential part of the ecosystem and pollinate many of the fruit and vegetable plants we consume. Homeowners can play an important role in ensuring their habitats are protected. Becky Griffin, Community, and School Gardener Coordinator, UGA Extension, will show you how. Lisa Klein instructor. To register by August 3, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

August 18, Noon-1:00pm. Virtual: Green Cleaning-Free. Chemicals contribute to chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and headaches. Indoor pollutants can be reduced by limiting the number of chemicals used indoors. Learn what ingredients to use to prepare some cleaners at home. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by August 17, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

August 24, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Fall Vegetable Gardening-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 you with fresh vegetables during colder weather. If planted and maintained correctly, you can have a bountiful harvest even during the fall and winter months. Lisa Klein instructor. To register by August 23, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

September

September 14, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs-Free. Insects have a terrible reputation as being harmful. However, most are harmless, and many are beneficial. This program will cover insects' importance in our environment and how we could not live without them. Lisa Klein instructor. To register by September 13, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

September 22, Noon-1:00pm. Virtual: Managing Mold-Free. Mold is all around us. It's in the air and on many different surfaces. Learn ways to prevent it in your home. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by September 21, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

September 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Container Gardening-Free. Using containers for your garden plants is a practical way to add interest to your garden or plant with limited space. Many plants thrive in containers and will enhance the attractiveness of your garden. Jim Saleh, UGA Extension Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, will discuss creative ways to grow plants in containers. To register by September 27, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

October

October 12, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Fall is for Planting-Free. Autumn months are the best times of the year to install new trees and shrubs in your home landscape. While temperatures are cold, the roots will continue to grow, helping plants become established to provide better heat and drought resistance the following summer. Cindy Lubowicki instructor. To register by October 11, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

October 20, Noon-1:00pm. Virtual: Cancer Prevention Nutrition-Free. Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention: Make changes to improve your health and reduce your risk for cancer or get it caught early so that you can address it while it's treatable. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by October 19, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

November

November 3, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Virtual: Native Plants-Free. Plants native to our area are easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. Margaret Molyson, UGA Extension Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, will discuss the native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, and how they will thrive if given proper growing conditions. To register by November 2, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com.

November 16, Noon-1:00pm. Virtual: Organic Foods-Free. Organic Foods and the National Organic Program: Organic production may reduce exposure to some synthetic chemicals, but some are allowed. Many natural chemicals can be safety issues if misused. Learn more about organic products in the market. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by November 15, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.

December

December 14, Noon-1:00pm. Virtual: Home Safety and Accessibility-Free. Learn how to reduce safety hazards in the home, including: falls, drowning, fire, poisoning, suffocation, choking, and guns. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by December 13, contact Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu.