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The University of Georgia Houston County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

Houston County Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county our Extension office. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!

 

 

 


Office Hours, Location and Contact Information

Our office is located at 2030 Kings Chapel Road in Perry. Our phone number is 478.987.2028
We are open Monday through Friday from 8AM-12PM and 1PM-5PM.
Our office closes for lunch daily from 12PM-1PM.
We love it when clients come by to ask questions, we are happy to serve you!

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, archery and BB)
  • 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 Series 2023

We are pleased to announce our "Gardening with the Masters" series is back for 2023! Please check the flyer for the dates and topics of these classes. They are all taught by our Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. Classes are $10 each. All classes will be taught at Hafley Park, our teaching garden here in Perry. You can call the office at 478-987-2028 to register for a class or two! More information on the classes will be released closer to the actual date.

 


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All About Hafley Park

Come visit Hafley Park, our Teaching Garden. Hafley Park is located at 1527 Sunshine Ave, right off of Houston Lake Road here in Perry.The garden is used to grow vegetable and serve as an idea generator for homeowners. When the weather permits, our "Gardening with the Masters" homeowner classes are taught here. Along with turf plots and a pollinator meadow with fruit trees, it also has a butterfly rock, shade and native gardens and opportunites to explore and see beautiful flowers during the spring and summer months. For a little more information and pictures of Hafley Park, please click on "Homeowners" on the sidebar menu.

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So Easy To Preserve Book (6th Edition)

Available to purchase in our office

$25

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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