This service provides responses to questions concerning lawn, garden, and tree issues. Questions are addressed over the phone, through email, in person, or through a variety of gardening presentations that occur during the year.
This area also administers the Athens Area Master Gardener Program, Junior Master Gardener Programs at local elementary schools, and coordinates environmental education through a Master Naturalist Program. Additionally, pesticide certification credits are available to applicants. Educational portions of the Athens Farmers Market are also administered by this service area. Learn more about services provided in agriculture and natural resources.
Green Thumb Lecture Series
From February through November, Athens-Clarke County Extension will be offering free monthly gardening classes. These classes take place at the Extension office (275 Cleveland Rd., Bogart, GA) on the designated dates from 6-7:30 pm. Intended for gardeners of all experience and skill levels, the monthly classes will cover a variety of topics such as seasonal vegetable gardening, composting, beekeeping, and more. Registration is required.
Due to concerns of COVID-19 the April class has been cancelled. The next class in the Green Thumb series will be May 6 where we will explore composting. How-to and why composting is important will be addressed as well as methods, structures and what materials should be composted. Please register by May 5.