Fall 2019
Autumn Greetings

Crisp air. Halloween. Pumpkin spice. Golden hues. Thanksgiving. Seasonal eats. Family fun. What's not to love about this time of year? Let's fall into this vibrant season together. C heck out our exciting upcoming events and news!
Special Events & Happenings
Trail of Terror   $5
Fundraiser for the Master Gardener
Extension Volunteers at Vines Park
Saturday, October 26 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville

Back by popular demand! Do you dare to take a haunted walk into the shadowy and sinister Phantom Village? Hang around for free creepy crafts, freaky face painting, ghoulish games, and more. Pay $5 per person (cash or credit accepted) at the entrance for the haunted walk. First come, first served. Warning: The haunted walk includes jump scares. Enter at your own risk.
ServSafe Entrenamiento para Gerentes  $140
(incluye un libro y el examen)
Clase: jueves, 24 de octubre de 8:30am a 4:30pm
Examen: viernes, 25 de octubre de 8:30am a 1:00pm
Gwinnett County Government Annex,
750 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville

Únase a esta clase de dos días para aprender sobre la seguridad de los alimentos, incluidas las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el manejo adecuado de los alimentos, la higiene personal y el diseño y mantenimiento de las instalaciones. Cada establecimiento de servicio de alimentos debe tener un Gerente Certificado de Seguridad Alimentaria de acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Georgia. Enseñado en español. Regístrese con Ines Beltran en inesb@uga.edu o 678.377.4010.
4-H Youth Development
Get Involved
If you're an active, energetic adult who enjoys making a difference in the lives of youths, we need you! Volunteers play a significant role in the ongoing growth and development of our 4-H members. From one-time to ongoing opportunities, we can work with your schedule and interests.

Available opportunities include:
  • Chaperoning at camps or conferences
  • Coaching a judging team
  • Judging at project achievement
  • Leading a community or special interest club
  • Mentoring a student participating in project achievement

For more information, contact Pamela Bloch at pamela.bloch@gwinnettcounty.com or 678.377.4025.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Now
This time of year offers distinct planting benefits from warm soil that allows roots to grow to cooler temperatures that are easier on both plants and gardeners. Whether you want to plant spring-blooming bulbs, cool-season vegetables, turfgrass, trees, or shrubs, we can help ensure you not only purchase healthy bulbs and plants, but also grow and care for them successfully.

Register for one of our upcoming classes:

For more information, contact Tim Daly at timothy.daly@gwinnettcounty.com or 678.377.4011.
Family & Consumer Sciences
Thanksgiving Food Safety
It's the only holiday where it's socially acceptable to gobble 'til you wobble, meaning if you improperly handle or cook your turkey, your friends and family might not ever forgive you. So whether you consider yourself a novice or seasoned chef, it's important to know the safest ways to thaw, prepare, cook, cool, and reheat your turkey. Follow these food safety tips for a happy and healthy holiday.

Holiday Toy Safety
Watching a child light up like a Christmas tree as they unwrap their gifts can feel like one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences as an adult. But as you make your list, check it twice for these safety tips:
  • Select games and toys appropriate for the child's age, abilities, and interests
  • Check safety/warning labels for non-toxicity and age recommendations
  • Examine for safety issues, such as choking or pinching hazards, sharp edges, etc.
  • Get properly sized safety equipment for anything with wheels (bikes, scooters, skates, and skateboards), such as helmets and elbow and knee pads
  • Set any parental guidelines or controls for digital devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.)
  • Avoid giving balloons to children younger than eight years old, toys that need to be plugged into electrical outlets to children younger than 10 years old, and toys with high-powered magnets to children younger than 14 years old
  • Stay up-to-date with safety alerts and recalls

For more information, contact Ines Beltran at ines.beltran@gwinnettcounty.com or 678.377.4014.
UGA Extension Gwinnett extends lifelong learning opportunities and advances the
well-being of Gwinnett citizens through unbiased research based education in the areas of
4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources, and family and consumer sciences.