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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 23 - Jul 27 State 4-H Congress 4-H Event
    • Atlanta, GA
  • Jul 25 Fruits and Vegetables from Other Cultures Think beyond the tomato and pepper this year and try growing something NEW from a different culture! The horticultural world has so much to offer beyond our borders, and many of these vegetables and fruits can be enjoyed in your own home garden. From Loofa gourds to Thai ginger, you don’t need your passport as Lisa Klein takes you around the multicultural fruit & veggie world in 60 minutes.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jul 26 Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School emphasizing the importance of healthy food preparation in the control of diabetes will be offered by the Monroe County Office of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Right Bite will begin on July 26 (6AM -8PM) on Zoom. Classes will meet 8 times throughout 2024 (1/26, 2/23, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, & 10/25). Registration will be on a class-to-class basis. We recommend you attend a minimum of 3 classes throughout the year. Classes will be led by Amanda Harner. Each session will feature a brief presentation on some aspect of nutrition management of diabetes along with the demonstration and sampling of lower calorie, controlled carbohydrate recipes. Recipes will be emailed before class so you can purchase groceries for class. *Separate registration for each class. *For more information call the Monroe County Extension Office at 478-994-7014.
    • Virtual Event
  • Jul 29 Clase de ServSafe para Gerentes y examen para obtener la certificación El programa de capacitación en seguridad alimentaria de ServSafe lidera el camino al proporcionar materiales educativos al día e integrales a la industria de servicios de alimentos. La clase y el examen ServSafe para Gerentes son reconocidos por más jurisdicciones federales, estatales y locales que cualquier otra certificación de seguridad alimentaria y en Georgia, la ley exige la certificación de seguridad alimentaria. La Extensión de la Universidad de Georgia en Gwinnett se complace en ofrecer la clase y el examen de certificación de ServSafe para gerentes en español. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contacte a Ines Beltran a inesb@uga.edu or al 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
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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.
Groundnut Improvement Network for Africa
Groundnut Improvement Network for Africa One of the earliest successes of the Groundnut Improvement Network for Africa, or GINA, is in the fight against groundnut rosette disease, a virus complex that is spread by aphids. By Allison Floyd | Published: 7/24/2024
Fulton Fresh Mobile Market
Fulton Fresh Mobile Market The Fulton Fresh Mobile Market is visiting six spots in Fulton County that fall within a “food desert,” as defined by USDA. An area is a food desert if it has at least 100 households that lack transportation and are more than half a mile from a supermarket; or has either 500 people or a third of the population more than 20 miles from a supermarket. By Jim Gaines | Published: 7/22/2024
Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy Poison ivy is infamous for causing allergic reactions in up to 50 million Americans annually, according to the American Skin Association. By Mark Czarnota | Published: 7/18/2024