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Combat stress, boost well-being while sheltering in place
There is a lot of conversation lately about stress and mental well-being, particularly during this time of COVID-19 and sheltering in place. The coronavirus is bringing huge health challenges to our communities and impacts everything from jobs to families. Many things feel like they’re out of our control, and the stress keeps building. 
Squash plants grow in the UGA Research and Education Garden. CAES News
Squash plants grow in the UGA Research and Education Garden.
UGA horticulture expert offers tips on growing vegetables at home
While adults and children spend more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, planting a garden or container garden is a great activity to plan together. It’s outside, active, educational and edible. With some grocery stores taking longer than usual to stock some items, vegetable gardening is a great way to keep your refrigerator stocked.
UGA Extension will be celebrating thousands of volunteers on April 19-25 for Volunteer Appreciation Week. CAES News
UGA Extension will be celebrating thousands of volunteers on April 19-25 for Volunteer Appreciation Week.
UGA Extension celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week
Throughout the week of April 19, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is honoring the thousands of volunteers who facilitate 4-H, Master Gardener and Family and Consumer Sciences programming on the county, district and state levels for Volunteer Appreciation Week.
Critical pesticide application training for pest control professionals and producers will go online for 2020. CAES News
Critical pesticide application training for pest control professionals and producers will go online for 2020.
UGA, Georgia Department of Agriculture offer critical training for pest control application online
The University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture dicamba training program, Using Pesticides Wisely 2020, will move to online delivery of the remaining sessions.
Recycling doesn't take a lot of extra time or effort. Celebrate Earth Day by evaluating your current recycling plan or create a new one with tips from UGA Extension. CAES News
Recycling doesn't take a lot of extra time or effort. Celebrate Earth Day by evaluating your current recycling plan or create a new one with tips from UGA Extension.
Celebrate Earth Day at home
April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, with the first Earth Day celebrated in 1970 in schools and communities around the United States as a way to call attention to environmental issues. According to the Earth Day Network, the occasion is now celebrated in more than 190 counties.
In the spring, crape myrtles add color with flowers. In the fall, they add color with brightly colored leaves. CAES News
In the spring, crape myrtles add color with flowers. In the fall, they add color with brightly colored leaves.
Crape myrtles provide summer blooms and are easy to maintain
Crape myrtles are one of my favorite landscape additions because they produce blooms that provide summer color, handle drought when established and, overall, have few issues with disease and insects.
Interim Dean and Director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences CAES News
Interim Dean and Director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Joe West named interim dean of UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Joe West, who most recently served as assistant dean of the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, has been named interim dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, effective July 1.
Brown thrasher CAES News
Brown thrasher
Biodiverse farms foster healthier environments for native birds to thrive
A study by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and collaborators at The Nature Conservancy and Washington State University challenges the notion that native bird species only belong in wooded habitats. This study has found that diversified farms are mutually beneficial for producers and native wildlife, creating a system where conservation and production are equal priorities.
UGA Professor Nick Fuhrman's research interests are in non-formal teaching methods, program evaluation and the use of live animals as teaching tools for educators. CAES News
UGA Professor Nick Fuhrman's research interests are in non-formal teaching methods, program evaluation and the use of live animals as teaching tools for educators.
Nick Fuhrman named Meigs Professor, UGA’s highest instructional honor
Nick Fuhrman, professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been named a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the University of Georgia’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction.

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