What Extension Can Do for You

  • Soil Sampling
  • Water Testing
  • Plant Tissue Diagnosis
  • Green Industry Training
  • Homeowner Horticulture Classes
  • Agricultural Trials
  • Site Visits to homes and farms
  • Plant and Insect identification
  • Publications on a variety of topics
  • Chemical Recommendations
  • Activities for 4-H and Youth Development
  • Canning and Preserving Information
  • Healthy Eating Education
  • Child Care Training
  • Pressure Cooker Testing

To learn more about any of these services, use the sidebar to navigate through our program areas.  Call 478-987-2028 with questions.

Classes for Homeowners

The Gardening with the Masters Class Series continues with Building Raised Beds and Cold Frames.  The class will be offered on Tuesday evening, October 18, from 6-8 PM in the Houston County Extension Office Multipurpose Room, 801 Main Street, Perry.

Gardening can take on all forms, and construction may be a part of getting what you want from your plants.  It’s nothing too difficult, but building a raised bed usually involves the use of power tools.  They certainly make the job easier if you want to build a cold frame to protect your plants.  Why would you want to build these things?  Join us in this class and find out how raised beds and cold frames can aid you in your gardening efforts.  Watch the construction process.  See the different kinds of raised beds that gardeners have built.

Cost of the class is $10 per person. Registration forms are available at the Houston Extension Office at 801 Main Street, Perry, or by emailing  mg@uga.edu.  To register with a credit card, call 478-987-2028.  Deadline is Thursday, October 13.

One Class left in this Series:  

 November 15 - So You Want a Greenhouse . . . .

Becoming a Master  Gardener

The 2017 Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training Class has been set for Thursdays, February 2-April 27, 9 AM-4 PM.  If you are considering becoming an Extension Volunteer, please email mg@uga.edu and ask for an application package.  These applications will be mailed the middle of October, and the deadline to apply is December 1. 

Middle Georgia Wheat Production Meeting

When: Friday, October 21st

Where: Houston County Extension Office-801 Main St. Perry, GA

Time: Noon

Registration Deadline: October 14th---Please contact the Houston County Extension Office 478-987-2028 if you plan to attend.

Speakers: Dr. Stanley Culpepper and Dr. Alfredo Martinez

Topics: Weed and disease control in wheat

**Your meal will be sponsored. We must get an accurate head count to plan for the meal. Those attending will receive 1 hour of private and 1 hour of commercial pesticide credit.

Extension News

  • Organic Gardening
  • Published 10/21/2016 by Timothy Daly
  • Organic gardening is more than just a growing method that reduces pesticides.
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  • Zika Virus Research
  • Published 10/20/2016 by Charlene Betourney
  • UGA research finds evidence in 'chick model' that Zika virus takes hold in the first trimester.
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  • Floral Beauty
  • Published 10/19/2016 by Norman Winter
  • Whether solid in color or multi-colored, zinnias are easy to grow and add breathtaking beauty to the garden.
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