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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 26 Parenting Workshops UGA Extension Walton County are teaming up to present a series of parenting workshops for local families. Meals and Childcare will be provided. For more information on topics or to register, please contact the Walton County Extension office, or email Jake Conner at
    • Monroe, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Feb 28 Walk A Weigh The Walk-a-Weigh Program is a series of lessons that will teach you how to make the changes you want to make to achieve permanent weight control. Family and Consumer Science Agent Jake Conner, will offer a different class each week to provide you with the skills to improve your food intake, become more physically active and adopt the health habits that will allow you to stay happy and healthy for a long time. Each class also includes educational handouts and activities that will reinforce what you have learned. This series will begin on Wednesday, January 31st at 5:30 pm. We will have our nutrition lesson and then walk for approximately 45 minutes. We will have class rain or shine!
    • Monroe, GA - (38.0 Miles)
  • Feb 29 Help on the Homestead Series Do you have small acreage and want to begin a farm? Join us for this program series where we will learn about different farming pathways for small acreage!   This series will have a weekly session on Thursdays in which we will focus on a different homesteading topic! Each of the sessions is from 6:00-7:00 at the Hart EMC Meeting Room. When you register, you will be able to select which of the classes you would like to attend, whether that is just one or all five! The following are the dates and topics for the five Help on the Homestead sessions:  Session One: February 15 - Goat and Sheep Production Session Two: February 22 - Managing Small Scale Beef Operations Session Three: February 29 - Managing Backyard Flocks Session Four: March 7 - Home Fruit and Vegetable Production  Session Five: March 14 - Food Preservation and Taking your Products to Market We hope to see you in February and March to learn more about how to get the most out of your small acreage! 
    • Hartwell, GA - (77.0 Miles)
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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.
  • Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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