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Experiencing Gardening Through the 5 Senses

Extension Education

Mary Carol Sheffield
County Extension Coordinator
University of Georgia


Paulding County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation with a current population of 182,000 and estimated to grow to 230,000 by the year 2030.  The county is an outer ring county in the Atlanta metropolitan region and sits at the intersection of suburban and rural landscapes.  Most residents live in suburban settings and are disconnected from agricultural production, while farms are just on the other side of the county.  In an effort to increase agricultural and environmental literacy, Agriculture and Natural Resources staff in Paulding worked with volunteers, community leaders, and educators to reach youth with hands-on gardening education

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Authors: Mary Carol Sheffield, Christen Thomas
  1. Sheffield, M. County Extension Coordinator, University of Georgia, Georgia, 30132
  2. Thomas, C. County Extension Program Assistant, University of Georgia, Georgia, 30132