ICL: MOUNTAIN GARDENING - 3 Sessions
MOUNTAIN GARDENING by Jacob Williams
This course will talk about gardening. Whether you are an experienced gardener or want to learn more about gardening in the mountains, there’s always something new to learn in the plant world. We will learn about growing vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals. We will also talk about insect pests and beneficials, how to control the former and encourage the latter. Plant disease control will be discussed with organic and conventional methods. We’ll also talk about wildlife and how you can manage their impact on your garden. If you want to learn how to prune fruit trees, or what types of plants to put in the ground come join us! No green thumb required.
Jacob is the Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Towns and Union counties. He started working for UGA Extension back in June of 2018. Before working for Extension he worked at Speedling Inc. Blairsville as Lead Grower.. Jacob earned his Bachelors and Masters from Auburn University graduating in December of 2016. Both degrees were in the field of agronomy, specializing in weed science. He has presented posters on his Masters research across the U.S. as a member of the Weed Science Society of America. Before attending Auburn, Jacob lived in North Africa as the son of missionaries. That is where he gained interest in using agriculture to serve others, which has lead him to work for UGA Extension. He is married to Morgan Owenby Williams of Blairsville, GA.