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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

Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter

The Wilkinson County Cooperative Extension Office extends lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education.

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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 10 - Apr 16 National 4-H Conference National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Land Grant University 4‑H Departments send delegations of 4‑H youth between ages 15 and 19 to participate in the National 4‑H Conference. At the conference, delegates prepare and present briefings on important societal topics to federal officials in Washington, D.C. 4‑H youth also have the opportunity to engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/
    • Athens, GA
  • Apr 10 - Apr 11 Food Showcase 4-H Event
    • Eatonton, GA
  • Apr 10 2021 Coweta Co. MGEV Spring Plant Sale: Customers Must Register In Advance To Enter NEWNAN: Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers 2021 Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, April 10, 8:30 am – 3 pm. No walk-ins - Customers must register in advance at https://bit.ly/2021CowetaMGEVSpringPlantSale-SignupToShop. MGEVs will provide instructions for plant care. Tomatoes, peppers, flowers, herbs and shrubs will be available. Cash or check only. Located at the Greenhouse behind Coweta County Extension office; Gate Entrance: 275 Pine Road, Newnan. Contact: Call 770-254-2620 or email coweta.extension@uga.edu for more information.
    • Newnan, GA
  • Apr 12 Two Agents & the FACS Podcast Friendly discussions on reliable, relatable and research-based topics with University of Georgia Family & Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension Agents. Our goal is to serve and promote healthy living for everyone. We will cover issues related to family, food, health, money and homes. Timely topics and Resourceful Tips. UGA FACS Agents, Leslie and Carrie, host friendly discussions on reliable, relatable and research-based information on real-life issues.
    • Virtual Event
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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.
  • 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.
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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