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.

Georgia Master Naturalist Program

September 7 to November 2. A combinaton of lectures and hands-on field studies taught by UGA faculty and field experts. Classes are customized to local habitats such as granite outcroppings, ponds, forests and urban landscapes.

Register by August 5, 2021


4-H Activities

4-H Activities


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Georgia Master Naturalist Program

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 14, 11:00am-12:00pm: Food Preservation Workshop-Free. UGA Extension Agent Ines Beltran will show how to can and freeze some of your favorite foods and answer questions about methods for storing garden grown produce. Oakland Community Garden, 1982 Old Norcross Road NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30044.

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.