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June 2015

June 23rd, 25th, & 30th 2015 - UGA Extension’s School Garden Workshop for Teachers
8:00a.m. - 2 p.m.

University of Georgia Extension is hosting an online and hands-on training program for GeorgiaKid Garden teachers who want to start new school gardens or maximize the use of existing school gardens. The workshop will cover garden care and maintenance as well as strategies to build lesson plans, around the school garden, that cover state standards in all subject areas. Teachers will leave with a complete lesson plan that can be used when they head back to class in the fall. The hands-on workshop portion of the class will be offered at three locations this summer.
June 23rd - Research and Education Garden on UGA's Griffin campus
June 25th - UGArden on South Milledge Ave. in Athens
June 30th - North Fulton Government Annex on Roswell Road, Atlanta

Topics include:
- garden location
- raised bed construction
- healthy soil
- planting techniques
- pest management
- vegetable suggestions

Pre-registration is required and the course will cost $25 and includes lunch. Teachers will receive a certificate of completion for their records. To register or for more information, visit Registration closes June 19th at 5:00pm for all locations!

July 2015

July 15, 2015 - Free Gardening Workshop Series - Shade Gardening
Wed. 6-7:30 p.m.

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

To Register: Conact ACC Extension at #(706)-613-3640 or Detailed flyer can be found here.

July 31, 2015 - Cattle and Poultry: From Farm to Fork
Resources for Small and Beginning Farmers
Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.chicken

Learn what is involved in raising cattle and poultry on small farms for direct marketing or individual use. Experts will address animal husbandry, processing, and legal requirements.

UGA Meat Science Technology Center
425 River Road
Athens, GA 30602

Please register by July 24, 2015 by calling the Oconee County Extension Office at (706) 769-3946. Cost is $15, cash/check at the door and workshop includes lunch and resources. Detailed flyer can be found here.


University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)