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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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September

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 6, Noon - 1:00pm. Virtual: Get Certified! Georgia Green Landscape Stewards Program - Free. For some residents, a pristinely manicured lawn free of weeds and undisturbed by insects is the ultimate goal. However, a new program from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension encourages creating a more natural landscape that reduces chemical use and incorporates native plants to promote biodiversity and protect the environment. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by December 5, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com

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

December 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Virtual: Seed Saving Made Easy! Why save seeds? Many reasons! SAving your seeds and sharing them promotes the use of regionally adapted seeds, builds genetic diversity and strengthens food security through education and a culture of sharing. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by December 18, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com

January

January 11, Noon - 1:00pm. Virtual: Soil Basics and Interpreting Georgia Soil Test Reports - Free. Healthy soil is the basis for healthy plants. Having a basic understanding of soil and it's role in a plants life cycle will help you have an attractive and healthy lawn and garden. This program provides an introduction to soil science and how to read a soil fertility report through UGA Extension. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by January 10, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com

January 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Virtual: Vermicomposting! It's for the worms! - Free. Vermicomposting is meant to change the soi's physical, chemical as well as biological properties. It positively impacts the soil structure, texture, and aeration through earthworm activities. If you want to expand your compsoting activities or are new to composting, learn all about this technique and how it can benefit your garden. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by January 23, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com

February

February 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Virtual: Chickens 101: Foundations for a Successful Backyard Flock. Free. Backyard chicken flocks for meat or egg production are a growing trend among rural, suburban and even urban dwellers. Learn proper coop set up, breed selection, and care of chickens, as well as urban myths and legends and even a few things experienced chicken owners wish they knew before owning birds. Dr. Casey Ritz from the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia is happy to share his knowledge of poultry and assist backyard flock owners with Q&A of their most pressing questions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by February 14 contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com

February 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Virtual: Proper Pruning Techniques. Free. Get your plants in shape! Gain some basic pruning knowledge and techniques that can help keep your shrubs and trees healthy and appealing. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register by February 27, contact Laura Tierney at laura.tierney@gwinnettcounty.com