UGA Extension Office


Extension Office outside view from Justice Center Drive

We are located on the same access road as the Paulding WellStar Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.  From W Memorial Drive, turn onto Justice Center Drive and our building is on the left. 

Paulding County UGA Extension links the resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Paulding County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. Paulding County UGA Extension helps citizens by addressing the following initiatives:

  • Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
  • Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
  • Landscaping and Gardening
  • Water Quality
  • Youth Leadership
  • 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Service Learning / Citizenship
  • Family and Economic Well-Being

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Upcoming Events
Feb 5 - Apr 21 4-H Junior Rally - Registration Dallas, GA Join us at JUNIOR RALLY happening this April 20-21, 2024 at Wahsega 4-H Center in the mountains! Open to 6th-8th grade students. Event will have Zip Line, Climbing Wall, Talent Show, Dancing, Campfire, S’mores, other interesting classes, AND the annual glow-in-the-dark night Easter Egg Hunt! Registration begins on Feb 5th. Registration fee: $60 (includes transportation, meals, cabin, and all activities).
Feb 27 Georgia Green Landscape Stewards: Welcoming Pollinators to Your Landscape Acworth, GA Establishing pollinator friendly habitats are crucial to stemming pollinator decline in our area. This program will demonstrate small, manageable changes you can make in you home landscape to attract and keep your favorite pollinators in your garden. Register at the link below.
Feb 28 Birding Dallas, GA Join Master Gardeners on February 28 at 10:00 am at the Paulding County Extension office to learn about backyard birding and how to make your landscape a bird oasis throughout the year. Learn tips and tricks to keep your bird friends coming back year after year. This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is requested. Use the signup link below.
Mar 12 Georgia Green Landscape Stewards: Welcoming Wildlife Acworth, GA Creating a landscape that encourages and accepts wildlife as a crucial part of our local ecosystem and key to sustainable landscapes in our area. This program will show you best practices for understanding and maintaining the balance of nature that surrounds you and your home. Register at the link below.
Mar 13 Sprouts in the Garden with Master Gardeners Dallas, GA Bring the little people to join Paulding County Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers on Wednesday, November at the Dallas Library for a Sprouts in the Garden Program at 4 pm.
Mar 27 Tree Care and Pruning Dallas, GA Join Master Gardeners on March 27 at 10:00 am at the Paulding County Extension office. Learn more about tree care and proper pruning for trees and shrubs in the home landscape. Presented by Mary Carol Sheffield, ANR Agent Paulding County. This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is requested. Use the signup link below.
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  • A Remarkable Journey A Remarkable Journey When Phyllicia Thomas walked across the stage to accept her degree in environmental law in December 2023, it was the culmination of two journeys — one toward a dream set upon as a high school student and the other an unforeseen detour she navigated with determination and the steadfast support of her family. By Maria M. Lameiras | Published: 2/22/2024
  • Multilingual Extension Programs Multilingual Extension Programs The Gwinnett County Extension office received a $250,000 budget increase from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to increase staffing and expand community educational outreach and engagement to underrepresented groups around the county. By Sameeka Prabath Rajamani | Published: 2/21/2024
  • Research Expenditures Research Expenditures This marks the fifth consecutive year of growth for the university. By David Mitchell | Published: 2/20/2024
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Extension Publications
  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.
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