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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Update

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

Office Phone Issues

We are having issues with our phone lines and some calls may not be coming through to us. If your call is not picked up, PLEASE leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible. You can also email our office at uge2153a@uga.edu and you will be called back as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Our annual Master Gardener plant sale will be online this Spring. Plants may be purchased April 1-15 through www.mgcg.org/sale The pick up date is April 15, location to be announced at a leter date.

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Georgia Green Landscape Stewards Program Statewide Launch

Georgia’s statewide sustainable landscape certification program, Georgia Green Landscape Stewards, launches March 15, 2021. This innovative program offers educational resources to homeowners and businesses across the state to encourage sustainable landscape practices on landscapes of any size. Citizens can access virtual learning tools and modules and assess and certify their landscapes free of charge. For a $15 fee, participants can order an outdoor sign which designates their property as a Georgia Green Landscape. The program will host a presentation via Zoom on March 15th, 12-1pm to introduce interested citizens to the program and its resources. This program was created by Jessica Warren, Camden County Extension Coordinator and Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, and Martin Wunderly, Northeast District Area Water Agent. The program was created utilizing funding from a mini-grant supplied by the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture. For more information please visit the Georgia Green Landscape Stewards website at https://site.extension.uga.edu/georgiagreen/.
 
To register, please email uge3039@uga.edu
 
For more information contact:
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards Program
georgiagreen@uga.edu

 

 


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Using Pesticide Wisely Training Held Virtually This Year

Due to COVID-19, Using Pesticide Wisely Training will be held virtually this year. Please read the UPW document carefully, as it contains important information on the training requirements and a schedule with dates, times and zoom links. All applicators driving a tractor/sprayer applying auxin herbicides must attend Using Pesticides Wisely during 2021 prior to using Auxin products. As mandated by federal law, applicators must have a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to apply these products.
To address the situation of multiple participants watching on one computer, a sign-in sheet will be forthcoming that will allow participants to get credit. Please contact our office if you will be watching one of these meetings with multiple participants and need this form. Forms must be picked up and also returned to the Houston County Extension Office.
If you do not have internet access, please contact me and I will make accommodations for you to watch a zoom session at the Extension Office. You MUST pre-register online if you plan to watch one of these meetings at home/on a personal device. Also, you MUST pre-register through our office and make an appointment if you would like to watch the meeting here at the Extension Office.
Please call our office at 478-987-2028 if you have any questions or concerns.
 

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What Extension Can Do for You

  • Soil Sampling
  • Water Testing
  • Plant Tissue Diagnosis
  • Homeowner Horticulture Classes
  • Site visits to homes and farms
  • Plant and Insect identification
  • Publications on a variety of topics
  • Activities for 4-H and Youth Development such as Summer Camp, Project Achievement and Project S.A.F.E. (shotgun and archery)
  • Canning and Preserving Information
  • Healthy Eating Education
  • Child Care Training
  • Pressure Cooker Testing

To learn more about any of these services, use the sidebar to navigate through our program areas.  Call 478-987-2028 with questions.


Gardening With The Masters 2021 Series

We are pleased to announce our lineup for the 2021 Gardening with the Masters series. This year, ALL of your classes will be held at hafley Park which is located at 1527 Sunshine Ave in Perry. The registration fee for each class is $10 and we are only accepting cash and checks for payment. You are more than welcome to mail a check to the address on the registration form and you will be called when we receive your check. The limit for each class is 20 participants, with the exception of the Gardening with Youth, that one has a limit of 50. The deadline to register is ONE WEEK prior to the class so we can make up folders and provide materials. We will be following COVID guidelines and we encourage you to bring a lawn chair with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 478-987-2028.


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So Easy To Preserve Book (6th Edition)

Available to purchase in our office

$20

This 388-page book covers topics on Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. There are 10 new products and two revised product recommendations in this edition. It's suitable for both new and veteran food preservers. This book is a great resource for everyone! 


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