Urban Programs

Community and school gardens

Extension resources can help you learn how to start and maintain a community or school garden, from planning and building the garden itself to choosing what to plant and how to grow it successfully to properly caring for garden tools. Read our community and school gardens publications or visit the School Garden Resources website.

Protecting pollinators

Without pollinators like hummingbirds, bees, ants, butterflies, wasps, and many others, our favorite fruits and vegetables would never make it to our tables. Pollinator populations are decreasing. Research from UGA is helping to identify not only the reasons behind the decline, but also what homeowners can do to help them. Learn more about protecting pollinators.

Controlling pests

UGA Extension provides resources to keep people and their homes safe from the pests that prey on them, and to help create clean and healthy human environments. See available pest-related programs, services and resources.

Home gardening

Interest in home gardening continues to grow as people realize the nutritional and economic benefits of home-grown produce Learn how to augment your family's food selection right from your own backyard. View our fruits and vegetables information.

Lawn care and landscaping

UGA Extension provides advice about caring for and protecting lawns and landscapes from pests and disease, and helps both homeowners and lawn care professionals ensure that their grass is always greener. Learn more about lawn care and landscaping or read our lawn and garden publications.


The Center for Urban Agriculture in Griffin, Georgia, provides intellectual leadership through research, teaching and Extension to sustain urban ecosystems, enhance economic development and improve the quality of life in urban settings.

Urban programs and events, trainings, certification opportunities and support from UGA Cooperative Extension agents is provided through the center in order to improve agriculture's impact in urban areas.

Center for Urban Agriculture

Urban Ag News

UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year. CAES News
UGA Extension celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, volunteers have continued to make a positive impact for Georgians of all ages. Throughout Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19 - 23, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is honoring thousands of volunteers who have dedicated their time to facilitate 4-H, Master Gardener and Family and Consumer Sciences programming on the county, district and state levels.
Pink Lady apples hang from a tree at the University of Georgia - Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Celebrate Georgia’s Arbor Day with fruit trees
Nationally, Americans recognize Arbor Day in April. However, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day on the third Friday of February each year because this is a better time to plant trees, giving roots time to grow before the heat and drought of our summer months.
Bob Westerfield, UGA Extension consumer horticulturist, demonstrates a pruning technique during a class held on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Pruning tips for ornamental plants
To prune or not to prune, that is the question. Pruning is an important part of maintaining plant health and maximizing plant productivity. This is often a topic that brings fear and confusion, but pruning is, in fact, a beneficial and routine task.