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

4-H Activities



June 15, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Healthy Brain: There are many ways to protect your brain health and decrease your chances of getting dementia. During this presentation, we will talk about many of the things you can do to maintain your healthy brain! It starts by taking care of your heart and exercising and eating healthy. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

June 17 - Workshop Series: Part 2: Honeybees 101: Show me those Honeybees! (Pre-requisite Attendance: Honeybees 101: Learn the A’s and B’zzzzzzz of Keeping Honeybees.) **Each session is limited to 20 people.

• Session 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm is open to anyone interested in getting into beekeeping. *Maximum 20 people
• Session 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm is reserved for educators, business owners, and civil servants around Gwinnett County who are considering hosting hives or bringing honeybee themed programs to your school or business. This session will also give options for educational or team building activities that feature pollinators. *Maximum 20 people

This live workshop builds on the basics covered in the prerequisite virtual lunch and learn. See different types of beekeeping equipment, watch UGA Master Beekeeper, Olivia M Menard, inspect a honeybee hive and harvest some honey. Olivia helps teach about and manage honeybee colonies for homeowners, schools, farms, and businesses across Northeast Georgia, and she will be happy to answer your questions about keeping bees in Gwinnett County. Please register by June 16, contact Laura Tierney at


July 20, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Is it Okay to Eat Fish: Fish and shellfish contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients, are low in saturated fat, and contain omega-3 fatty acids contributing to heart health and to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.

After Registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting     


August 22, 6:00 pm to 7:00pm - Virtual Series: Intro to Owning Sheep and Goats: Small Ruminants 101 • Free. Do you have 3+ acres and are looking for some small livestock to raise? Are you thinking about a project animal? Learn about sheep and goats and the benefits raising them can provide. Both are smaller sized farm animals with many beneficial uses in the homestead. You can raise them for milk (cheese, soap, yogurt etc.), meat, or wool production, or to keep areas clear of vegetation. Dr. Niki Whitley is an Extension Specialist from Fort Valley State University who works in small ruminant production. She will explain the benefits of owning small ruminants for those who are new to owning them or those thinking of owning them in the future. Please register by May, 28, contact Laura Tierney at

August 23, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - What’s the Story on Sushi?  Sushi is a very popular food that is now found not only in restaurants but readily in grocery stores for home consumption. During this presentation I can help you understand a little about Sushi and why some people are taking on some risk, or how they could be consuming it most safely. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.