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- Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
- Published 9/2/2016
- Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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- Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
- Published 9/19/2016
- This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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- Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
- Published 5/25/2016
- The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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- Aug 23-Nov 8
- Junior Master Gardener Program (27.0 miles)
- 4:00 PM | Fayetteville, GA
- The Junior Master Gardener Program is an exciting youth program for current 3rd-5th graders. Youth will explore insects, flowers, fruits, wildlife, vegetable gardening, soil and water conservation and much more! The program meets every Tuesday from 4-6pm starting August 23rd until November 8th. We only have 20 spaces, so register early to reserve your spot!
- Oct 24-Oct 25
- Homeschool Days @ the Rock (88.0 miles)
- 10:00 AM | Eatonton, GA
- Learning comes to life during Rock Eagle's Homeschool Days. Families stay overnight to experience our residential environmental education programming. Price includes lodging, classes, and meals. This year, students will get wet learning about Watersheds! Bring your rain boots, because we will be sampling in Rock Eagle's streams to determine the health of our water. What lives in the creeks and streams of Rock Eagle? You'll experience it all in our Watershed class. Afterwards, things get scaly and slimy in Herpetology. In this session, we learn about native reptiles and amphibians. Students will get an up close and personal experience with our program animals. During our last Rock Eagle class, we will time travel to the past and learn about what life was like in pioneer times. We will hike to our living history site to experience early Rock Eagle history. To register, contact Jessica Torhan at 706-484-4838 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Oct 25
- Georgia Pesticide License Review in Cobb County (17.0 miles)
- 9:00 AM | Marietta, GA
- A Review of the Pesticide Application General Standards and Ornamental and Turf category 24.