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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

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Due to the declared State of Emergency, the Putnam County Extension/4-H Office will be open by appointment only. Please call Keith Fielder for your Horticulture/Agriculture needs at 706-473-0325 or Jackie Nunn for your 4-H needs at 706-201-5480.

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Putnam County 4-H activities, programs, and practices have been cancelled through April 24th. We will provide scheduling updates in the future.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an abundance of caution during this time, the Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic (originally planned for April 11th) is being rescheduled to a future date in May/June. We will update everyone when the new date is secured.

Our Annual Rabies Clinic usually gathers over 200 people. We believe it is best for our community to reschedule the clinic to help promote health and safety.

 

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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 8 Growing Fruit Trees: Apples, Pear, Plums, Peaches, &Figs Learn how to grow fruit trees, site preparation, pest control, and overall management. - (58.0 Miles)
  • Jun 10 Green Thumb Virtual Lectures: Water-wise Gardening This month, the lecture will take place online using Zoom (for more information about Zoom, visit zoom.com). Anyone is welcome to attend. This class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension's Green Thumb Lectures, our 2020 free monthly gardening class series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including the importance of water conservation, methods for stewarding water efficiently in your garden, and managing evaporative water loss. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. The Zoom meeting room will open up at 5:45 with the presentation starting at 6:00pm . Please make sure to register as you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend the online meeting closer to time. We hope you can attend! For any questions, please email Laura Ney at lney@uga.edu. Bogart, GA - (42.0 Miles)
  • Jun 16 POSTPONED - Yes I Can! Home Food Preservation:Pressure Canning Interested in learning to use a pressure canner to safely preserve low-acid foods? This hands-on home food preservation workshop is for you! Waynesboro, GA - (79.0 Miles)
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Extension Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
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