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Pest and disease identification is the first step in landscape integrated pest management. Tree borer damage doesn't always show up until the insects are long gone and the bark starts to peel away from the tree.


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Learning for Life is the motto of FACS; these programs arm consumers with research-based information for the many facets of your life, including food preservation, financial management, healthy eating habits and more.

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The goal is to make learning fun!

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Forsyth County Extension Fall Plant Sale is here!

Fall is the best time to plant perennials, and we're offering a collection of trees and shrubs specially selected to perform well in Forsyth County. Create edible landscapes with fruit plants, replace your ailing Leyland cypress trees with a mixed screen of disease resistant trees and shrubs, and add some native plant beauty to your landscape. Great prices!

Extension Fall Plant Sale Order Form and plant descriptions.

We're taking orders from now through Monday, October 13, 2014.

Plant orders will be picked up at the Extension office on:

Friday, October 17, noon-7 p.m.


Saturday, October 18, 8 a.m.-noon

Fall Lawn and Landscape Lectures at the Library

Edible Landscaping with Perennials

Edible landscaping isn't restricted to annual fruits and vegetables. Many edible plants are eye-pleasing perennials. Come learn how to enhance your landscape and your dinner plate!

When: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Post Road Library, Post Road near Kelly Mill intersection

Also coming:

Compost, Soil, and Microbiology, 10/6 at Cumming Library

In case you missed it, here's the archived presentation for

Fall Lawn Care

2014 Cumming Fair

Big changes for this year's fair. The canning competition will still be held, but instead of a bake off we're hosting a school scarecrow competition and showcase. Additional details and the entry forms are below:

School Scarecrow Showcase
Information and Application Packet
Sign Template

Canning Competition
Rules & entry form


Forsyth County Extension 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Read about some of our important programs and accomplishments from the past year.


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Forsyth County Quick Stats

Elevation:1100-1200 feet

Chilling Hours

Average Annual: 1929

2013-2014 as of June 12, 2014: 2219

2012-2013: 1918

2011-2012: 816


Average Annual: 50.3"

2014 as of Sept. 21: 34.36"

2013: 76.19"

2012: 41.91"

2011: 44.96"



Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

Forsyth County Extension is part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are also an educational resource for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Forsyth County Board of Education.

University of Georgia Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap status.

Information can be accessed by way of phone calls, e-mail, classes, newsletters, this website, newspaper columns, and community alerts throughout the year.

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