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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.


4-H Summer Camp Information

Our 4th – 6th grade youth will be spending 5 days of 4-H summer camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. This residential camp is located in Eatonton Georgia approximately 80 miles away from the 4-H office here in Perry.  Registering your child is quick and easy. You can fill out the camp payment flyer, then either come by the office and pay your deposit, or make payment via credit card over the phone and have your receipt emailed to you. Please call the office at 478-987-2028 and get your child registered for camp today.

There are camps available for older 4-H members. Please visit the Georgia4-H Summer Camp site for more details.

 

 

 


 

Homeowner Classes

Our highly anticipated "Gardening with the Masters" classes have been announced. These classes are taught by our Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. They are very informative and cover a variety of topics.

Our 3rd class in the series is Landscape Design. Just as a builder needs plans to begin construction of a house, a gardener needs a plan to landscape or renovate the landscape of their home. Good gardening begins with good planning. This class addresses basics such as site analysis, choosing the right plant for a location, and the use of color and balance in a landscape. We will also discuss new landscaping trends. If you are interested in attending this class or any of our classes, please fill out the registration form and return it along with payment to our office.

Our classes are held in the Multipurpose Room of the Houston County Extension Office(unless otherwise noted), 801 Main St, Perry. Classes begin at 6pm and will end around 8pm. The registration fee of $10 will cover all materials used in the class. Deadline for registration is ONE WEEK prior to the class, so we can ensure we have enough supplies for all participants. Please call the office at 478-987-2028 to pay your registration by credit card.

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017 Spring Home & Garden Show  

Please come out to the fairgrounds in Perry and see what we have to offer.

 

2017 Spring Plant Show

This event is in Macon, and it's FREE!

 

 

 

 

 


Extension News


  • International Agriculture Reception
  • Published 3/29/2017 by Merritt Melancon
  • J. Scott Angle, former UGA CAES dean, returns with a sharpened focus on global agriculture to speak on what small farmers need to succeed.
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  • Peach Crop
  • Published 3/27/2017 by Julia Rodriguez
  • High-chill peach varieties not expected to bloom until late March or mid-April.
  • Read More