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

Businesses are encouraged to participate in the 2022 Great Georgia Pollinator Census, set for Aug. 19-20. In 2021, Master Gardeners held a counting event at Slow Pour Brewery in Gwinnett County. CAES News
Collaboration is key to the success of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census
Partnerships with schools, businesses and educational institutions have been crucial components in the growth of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, which was established by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in 2019.
bee on cone flower CAES News
Prepare to start plants from seed in the new year
It’s almost that time of year again: January is the month for seed catalogs galore. Seed catalogs are the embodiment of possibility, a chance for gardeners to envision the ever-elusive perfect garden. It is one of my favorite times in the garden year.
Christmas tree close-up CAES News
Give your Christmas tree life after the holidays
If you celebrate Christmas, there is nothing like having a real tree to decorate in your home for the holidays. The festive aroma alone provides such a sense of nostalgia. But once the holidays have quickly come and gone, the next order of business is disposing of your tree.