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Fayette County UGA Extension Coordinator Kim Toal, Georgia Commissioner of Public Health Kathleen E. Toomey, Fayette County School Nutrition Director Kokeeta Wilder, Georgia Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs, Georgia Organics Board Chairman Joe Reynolds, and UGA Extension County Operations Director Michael J. Martin celebrate Fayette County Public Schools' Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award at Georgia Organics 2019 Golden Radish Awards in Atlanta. CAES News
Fayette County UGA Extension Coordinator Kim Toal, Georgia Commissioner of Public Health Kathleen E. Toomey, Fayette County School Nutrition Director Kokeeta Wilder, Georgia Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs, Georgia Organics Board Chairman Joe Reynolds, and UGA Extension County Operations Director Michael J. Martin celebrate Fayette County Public Schools' Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award at Georgia Organics 2019 Golden Radish Awards in Atlanta.
Golden Radish
Over the past two decades, Fayette County lost about 40% of its farmland. Many residents have lost their connection to agriculture and have little understanding about where their food comes from.
A UGA student participates in UGA Extension's inaugural Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Aug. 23, 2019. CAES News
A UGA student participates in UGA Extension's inaugural Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Aug. 23, 2019.
Pollinator Census
More than 4,000 Georgians in 133 counties participated in the nation's first statewide pollinator census, logging more than 133,963 insect interactions.
A student at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Harris County, Georgia, practices counting pollinators in advance of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, Aug. 23-24. Georgians who want to join the count should sign up at ggapc.org. CAES News
A student at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Harris County, Georgia, practices counting pollinators in advance of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, Aug. 23-24. Georgians who want to join the count should sign up at ggapc.org.
Pollinator Census
This August, more than 900 Georgians will make history by participating in the first citizen-powered census of pollinators in the United States.
Perfect composting conditions require the perfect combination of materials — not too much brown matter, not too much green matter, not too cold and not too dry. CAES News
Perfect composting conditions require the perfect combination of materials — not too much brown matter, not too much green matter, not too cold and not too dry.
Composting 101
International Compost Awareness Week is May 5 to 11 and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices across the state are prepared to provide advice for homeowners who want to start recycling their food and landscape waste into compost to improve their soil.
Tammy Cheely, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension county coordinator for Warren County; Scott Richardson, technical education and nutrition director for Warren County Schools; Becky Griffin, UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator and Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean and director of UGA Extension celebrate the presentation of UGA Extensions inaugural Golden Radish Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award. CAES News
Tammy Cheely, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension county coordinator for Warren County; Scott Richardson, technical education and nutrition director for Warren County Schools; Becky Griffin, UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator and Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean and director of UGA Extension celebrate the presentation of UGA Extensions inaugural Golden Radish Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award.
Golden Radish
The traditional thinking about farm-to-school programs is that they only thrive in suburban or urban school districts with plenty of money and resources.
Hydrangea paniculata varieties, like 'Chantilly Lace' and 'Pink Winky', have both sterile and fertile flowers and attract a lot of bees, butterflies and other pollinators. CAES News
Hydrangea paniculata varieties, like 'Chantilly Lace' and 'Pink Winky', have both sterile and fertile flowers and attract a lot of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Pollinator Census
The bees and other pollinators that fuel Georgia agriculture are crucial to the state’s economy, but no one really knows how many there are. In honor of National Honey Day, August 18, UGA Cooperative Extension is announcing an ambitious plan to gauge the size and effect of the state’s pollinator population.
After an initial meeting with Rosalynn Carter and representatives from the National Park Service, the Master Gardeners began redesigning the butterfly garden on the Carter Compound in Plains, Georgia. CAES News
After an initial meeting with Rosalynn Carter and representatives from the National Park Service, the Master Gardeners began redesigning the butterfly garden on the Carter Compound in Plains, Georgia.
Presidential Garden
Earlier this spring, representatives for former first lady Rosalynn Carter sought help from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. UGA Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, who are trained to help UGA Extension staff deliver research-based information about gardening and related topics to the public, began work on the project.
Representatives of UGA's Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory will be on hand to answer gardeners' soil questions in downtown Atlanta on Aug. 27 at Love Local: A Soil Festival to Grow Healthier Communities. CAES News
Representatives of UGA's Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory will be on hand to answer gardeners' soil questions in downtown Atlanta on Aug. 27 at Love Local: A Soil Festival to Grow Healthier Communities.
Soil Festival
Great soil is the foundation of any good backyard vegetable patch or community garden, but it’s hard to know how your soil is shaping up without a soil test.
Norman Winter, director of the University of Georgia's Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia. CAES News
Norman Winter, director of the University of Georgia's Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia.
"Garden Guru"
Known across the South as the “Garden Guru,” Norman Winter has been writing about his passion for gardening for the past 20 years. Starting this week, his gardening columns will be distributed to media across the state by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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Garden Heat Safety
Summer heat can be dangerous, especially with the heat and humidity that we are experiencing this summer.