Athens-Clarke County Extension

Athens-Clarke County Extension Office Hours

The Extension Office is currently serving clients from 8 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM. We ask that you please call ahead. For all Extension-related questions, you may reach us at 706-613-3640 or email

About Athens-Clarke County Extension

Athens-Clarke County Extension is the local office of the statewide County Extension System. It is a cooperative venture between the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the University of Georgia. Athens-Clarke County Extension provides education and information for all citizens of Athens-Clarke County in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, the environment, families, food and nutrition, and financial security.

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


Would you like to know how to can vegetables, what the weed is growing in your yard, or maybe when you can sign up for 4-H? If you have questions like these and would like an answer through email, ask an expert.

Shades of Green Newsletter

Shades of Green is a monthly e-newsletter produced by the Athens-Clarke County Cooperative Extension from gardeners to gardeners. View current and past issues.

The newsletter offers information specific to local gardeners, including: 

  • seasonal articles
  • gardening tips, and 
  • a schedule of events of interest.

Submission of questions, as well as the sharing of photos and information is encouraged. Call 706-613-3640 or email for additional information or to be added to the mailing list.

Green Thumb Lecture Series

From February through November, the Athens-Clarke County Extension offers free monthly gardening classes online via Zoom, from 6:00-7:30 PM.

Intended for gardeners of all experience and skill levels, the monthly classes cover a variety of topics such as seasonal vegetable gardening, composting, beekeeping, and more. 

Registration is required. The specific link to join the Zoom meeting will be sent to the email with which you register. We hope you can attend! For any questions, please email Laura Ney at