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Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Douglas County citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

UGA Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.

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Extension Publications


  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Published 6/29/2016
  • 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 5/23/2016
  • 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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Upcoming Events


  • Aug 23-Nov 8
  • 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!
  • Aug 24
  • 9:00 AM | Peachtree City, GA
  • Come join Master Gardener Extension Volunteers at our local Farmers Market in Peachtree City. Come visit our booth to learn more about educational programs sponsored by the Fayette County Extension Office, 4-H youth activities, and ask volunteers your garden questions.
  • Aug 27
  • 9:00 AM | Peachtree City, GA
  • Come join Master Gardener Extension Volunteers at our local Farmers Market in Peachtree City. Come visit our booth to learn more about educational programs sponsored by the Fayette County Extension Office, 4-H youth activities, and ask volunteers your garden questions.
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Extension News


  • High Quality Hay
  • Published 8/19/2016 by Dennis Hancock
  • After a record-breaking 2015 contest, Southeastern Hay Contest looks to attract more forage producers to the competition.
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  • GMO Safety
  • Published 8/18/2016
  • GMOs undergo years of safety testing and have been proven safe before they make it to the supermarket.
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  • Royal beauty
  • Published 8/18/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Brazil flower grows tall and puts off royal purple blooms until frost arrives.
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