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Athens-Clarke County Extension Office:
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Events and Activities

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series

Athens-Clarke County Cooperative Extensions is hosting a free monthly webinar telecast about good and bad insects. Directed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension, the All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 Webinar Series will include topics such as supporting bee pollinators, controlling pests, new invasive insects, spiders and ticks. These free webinar telecasts will be on the first Friday of each month from 2:00-3:00 PM at the ACC Extension office. All Bugs Good and Bad informational flyer

"Are Those Itsy Bitsy Spiders Good or Bad?" will be held on May 2nd. Presented by Dr. Nancy Hinkle, a Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia, the webinar will discuss the benefits that spider provide and how we can harness their usefulness.

If you have questions, please contact the Athens-Clarke County Extension office at 706.613.3640.

Farmers' Market Information

The Athens Farmer's Market is open for the 2014 season. The market is located at Bishop Park (705 Sunset Drive) every Saturday from 8am until noon through December 20th. During its seventh year of operation, the market features local produce, baked goods, coffee, juice, prepared foods, local meats, music and crafts.

During the season, the Athens Farmers Market also has a market held every Wednesday starting on April 9th. The Wednesday market is located on the sidewalk surrounding City Hall and is open from 4 pm to 7 pm.

The extension office coordinates cooking demonstrations and special events at the market. If you would like to become involved or get more information, please contact Amanda Tedrow at (706) 613-3640. If you have additional questions about the market please visit:


Master Naturalist Program

The Georgia Master Naturalist program is an adult environmental education course developed by UGA Extension and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources for people interested in exploring the habitats, ecosystems and the natural environments of our state. The program is a combination of lectures and hands-on field studies taught by UGA faculty and field experts.

Held each year from early April through the end of May, classes meet once a week for nine consecutive weeks. Most classes are at Flinchum’s Phoenix in Athens, but the course also includes field trips within an hour drive of Athens. Topics include Ecology, Entomology, Herpetology, Human Impact, Water Issues and many others.

2014 Master Naturalist agenda

For more information please contact Amanda Tedrow at (706) 613-3640 or


Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program


Georgia Master Composter Program-Athens-Clarke County Program

Master Composters are an elite group of volunteers who have undergone an extensive training class in all aspects of the composting process. They then use this information to teach others how to turn their organic material into a beneficial soil amendment.

Registration for the 2015 Georgia Master Composter program will begin in December of 2014. Classes will be held once a week from late January through March, 2015.

2014 Master Composter Class schedule



Shades of Green Newsletter

Shades of Green is a monthly newsletter in electonic format produced by the Athens-Clarke County Cooperative Extension "from gardeners to gardeners." The newsletter offers information specific to local gardeners, including: seasonal articles, gardening tips, and a schedule of events of interest. Submission of questions, as well as the sharing of photos and information is encouraged. You may call Amanda Tedrow at (706)613-3640, or email for additional information or to be added to the mailing list.


Georgia Certified Landscape Professionalgclp

What is GCLP? The Georgia Certified Landscape Professional Program is a voluntary testing program that certifies those in the landscape profession who have mastered a thorough knowledge and understanding of job skills to be successful in the industry.

Benefits of G.C.L.P. Certification include:

  • Customers will recognize certification as a mark of quality
  • Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office & Athens-Clarke County Cooperative Extension promote the use of GCLP Certified professionals
  • Special access to graduate resources and continuing education

The next GCLP program will be in the fall of 2013. If you would like more information please contact Amanda Tedrow at (706) 613-3640 or

Georgia Certified Landscape Professional Training brochure and registration form will be available July 1, 2013.


Testing Services




Gardening Clinics/Seminars

A county agent or Master Gardener can come and talk with your group concerning various gardening topics. Please contact Amanda Tedrow at


Links of Interest


Ask an Expert

Couldn't find what you were looking for? Need an answer to an agriculture or natural resource related question? Listed below are three options that are available to help find the right answer to your question.

  • To ask a question now and receive an answer by e-mail, follow the Ask an Expert link here.
  • To contact our Agriculture Agent, Amanda Tedrow directly, e-mail her at
  • To ask a question by phone, please contact us at (706) 613-3640


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