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Our Master Gardeners have been seen doing great things.

Gail Pless, Ruth Varnell and Jessica Garmany were honored at the July Master Gardener meeting for their FlagshipBotanical Gardens’ Urban Farm Camp. In addition, Weld published anarticleon July 8th. The three Master Gardeners were joined by Carol Haygoods Girl Scout troup and Marie Robertson brought chickens to teach the chldren about them.

Photo by Taylor Steele/Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Pat Cosgrove and Fran Barndon were among the Master Gardeners working the Master Gardener booth at the Butterfly release.

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A number of our Master Gardeners were able to attend the state meeting in Cullman. See the awards page for presentations to our Master Gardeners.


The Speak with a Master Gardener Booth at the Birmingham Home and Garden Show was very successful thanks to the work of so many of our Master Gardeners, only some of whom are shown here.

A very successful endeavor by our Master GardenersMarie answering questionsBethany answering questionsRoger ready with informationKathy ready to research questionsSusan, Alberta, Mitzi and KerryKitty helpingA great showWe have answersLucy fielding questionsReady for people to arriveAnn Gray answering questionsPeggy ready to helpPassing out informationMartha and E.W. answering questionsTom researching a question


February 10th, 2015 was ourReach for the Starsannual awards program, with Ken Hall as the Master of Ceremonies.

The following Master Gardenersreceived awards for their 2014 service:

BRONZE - 24 Mary Babbit, Peggy Comer, Elizabeth Ellaby, Jane Fike, Karen Harmon, Nonhlanhla Jones, Dan Jones, Linda Joseph, Mitzi Link, Donna Madison, Jamie Martinez, Elizabeth McKean,Kay Milstead,Therese Mitchell, Martha Norville, Becky Parr,Gail Pless,Su Reid-St John,Dinah Sisson,Stephen Sisson,Peggy Thompson,Ray Thweatt,Sue Webb,Diane Wehby

SILVER - 12 Julie Adams, Sarah Bettinger, Mary Connolly, Hope Cooper, Diane Fisher, Margaret Fritsma, Ann Gray Harvey, Richard Healy, Jennifer Hicks, Diana Jones, Dona Musgrave, Maurice Picardy

GOLD - 3 Carol Hagood, Robin Mansfield, Darlene Walker

GOLD NAME BADGES - 6 Kaye Carlisle, Roger Clark, David Doggett, Alberta Fields, Linda Grissom, Diane Remick

PLATINUM NAME BADGES - 4 Ken Hall, Glenn Peoples, Bruce Steele, Thelma Stichweh

JEWELRY 3 RUBY Nora O’Connor and Linda Systrom, EMERALD Fran Brandon


If you haven’t renewed your Master Gardener Membership yet, please send your 2015 dues ($22: $12 local, $10 state) to our treasurer, Tom Douglass.Click on the Master Gardener Service report link to the right and sign in. Go to the Directory link at the top and scroll down to Tom’s name to find his address.


We have two active Facebook pages, theJefferson County Master Gardener pageand theJefferson County Cooperative Extensions page.Please click on the links and Like us. If you are on Facebook, you will automaticallyreceive updates being posted.






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