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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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The goal is to make learning fun!

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From Seed to Shining Seed

In partnership with Forsyth County Public Library, Forsyth County Extension Master Gardeners offer a free class on seed saving. Learn how to germinate, harvest, prepare, and store vegetable and flower seeds. Stick around after the class for a seed swap hosted by the library, and then take a stroll through the themed FC Master Gardener gardens at each library.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: At each FC Public Library Branch

Cumming, 585 Dahlonega Road

Hampton Park, 5345 Settingdown Road

Post Road, 5010 Post Road

Sharon Forks, 2820 Old Atlanta Road

Registration Required: Register at or call 770-781-9840

Gluten Free - Is it for Me?

Free workshop on understanding gluten, including activities, a taste test, and sorting out the myths from facts about going gluten free.

Monday, May 12th

10:30-Noon: Post Rd. Library
5010 Post Rd.
Cumming, GA 30040


6:00 - 7:30pm: N. Fulton Service Ctr
7741 Roswell Road NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

FREE to attend, but registration is required - Contact Michele Melton: or 770-887-2418

Forsyth County Extension 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

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

2013 Canning & Baking Competition: Results!

Archived Events

2012 Cumming Fair
Canning & Baking Competition

2012 Results!

2011 Cumming Fair
Canning & Baking Competition


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Forsyth County Quick Stats


Elevation:1100-1200 feet

Chilling Hours

Average Annual: 1929

2013-2014 as of April 14, 2014: 2176

2012-2013: 1918

2011-2012: 816


Average Annual: 50.3"

2014 as of April 14: 15.36"

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, the environment, communities, youth and families.

The 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 School Board.

Our purpose is to bring current research and information to the people of Forsyth County in the areas of Agriculture and Environment, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H/Youth Development.

The University of Georgia Cooperative 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, and by use of the extensive literature library located at the Extension Office.

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