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Billions of Periodical Cicadas are Hatching

It has been 17 years since a set of billions of periodical cicadas emerged from their underground chambers and filled the air with boisterous buzzing and desperate mating calls. Brood X (pronounced Brood 10) is the largest emergence of the dozen periodical hatchings. The emergence will occur from northern Georgia…
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UGA Trial Gardens Spring Plant Sale

The UGA Trial Gardens Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Athens, Georgia. The trial gardens is located at 1030 West Green Street. You must pre-register for this event. Click here for more information and to register.
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UGarden Spring Plant Sale

Come rejoice in the presence of plants and other wonderful things! This year’s plant sale will include an awesome array of medicinal, edible, native, and dye plants as well nourishing products from some lovely local herbie businesses. We will be set up outside of the white metal barn in the…
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Egg Candling Class

Do you sell fresh eggs? Do you have an egg candling certificate/license? If not, you can get one by attending a Georgia Department of Agriculture Egg Candling Class. In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the UGA Extension office in Laurens County will host an egg candling class on…
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Growing Home Sweet Potatoes

Georgia is the perfect place to grow sweet potatoes (Ipomea batatas). Sweet potatoes are considered a long season crop and Georgia’s long, hot summers allow them to grow and mature well here. You might consider addingsweet potatoes to the crops you plan on growing in your garden.
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Healthy Georgia Connections Newsletter Issue 3

Articles in this Issue. Extension Feature – Why are the Grocery Store Shelve Empty? UGA Extension and Georgia Department of Agriculture Seek to Help Farmers Get Produce to Public. Counties Participate in Georgia 4-H Virtual Project Achievement. Building a Pollinator Garden. What You Should Know About Economic Stimulus Payments. To…
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