The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

Have You Always Dreamed of Being a Farmer?

Have you always dreamed of being a farmer? Are you great at growing plants? Are you good with animals such as chickens, rabbits or goats? Have you always wanted to work with honey bees? Do you feel passionately about ‘locally grown food’ or the ‘farm-to-table’ movement? Perhaps it is time for…
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Tour de Farm 2015

If you like to bike and like organic veggies, this is the event for you! This bike tour of farms in Rockdale, Newton, Henry and Dekalb Counties is a two day event. The tour will also visit Arabia Mountain park on the border of Rockdale and Dekalb. Tour de Farm…
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Georgia Grown Program Highlights Local Products

What is Georgia Grown? Whether you are a consumer looking for locally grown, seasonal produce or a retailer looking to stock your produce department year-round, Georgia’s proud fruit and vegetable producers can help meet your needs! If you are looking for Georgia grown produce, click on the “CONSUMERS” and “RETAILERS”…
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Green Industry Update for Professionals; CEUs available; March 13 Gwinnett

There is a great opportunity for green industry pros to get continuing education credits at a green industry update for professionals to be held in Gwinnett. The program will offer 5 hours of Category 24 Turf and Ornamentals Pesticide License credits. 5 hours of ISA Certified Arborist Credits along with 0.50…
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Rabbits Are Fun

I really like raising rabbits. Rabbits can be raised as pets and for food. Some people find the thought of eating rabbits difficult to imagine. I take a pragmatic approach. I like to eat rabbit but I raise them for fun so I only butcher rabbits when I end up with…
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February is the month to think about turfgrass!

  February is the time to start thinking about turfgrass. This is the month to apply preemergent herbicides, lime according to a soil test and overseed fescue. Preemergent herbicides are weed killers that prevent weed seeds from germinating. If you need recommendations on the correct one to use, UGA has…
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Home Gardenning Classes for 2015

  To Register Class Schedule   Registration is required by: Monday prior to event. Cost: $5 includes handouts – Bring your own lunch.   Payment due with registration or at the door (cash or check).   Make checks payable to:   Rockdale County Extension/4-H. Mail completed registration   form to: Steve Pettis,…
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Total Agriculture in Rockdale County

Total Agriculture in Rockdale County $47,566,528 Rockdale Ag Sectors: Poultry $32,487,056 Livestock $7,862,425 Greenhouse $4,624,715 Agritourism $1,151,157 Other Ag $1,441,175 Rockdale County is a fast growing and dynamic suburban community located 24 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. It is about 130 square miles in size – the second…
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