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2017 Intern Class Projects

2017 Intern Class Projects

The 2017 Master Gardener class began on Thursday, January 12th, with 36 Interns present.  Look for great things from this class.  At the last class meeting on April 13th, the groups presented their completed projects.

First Class Session, January 12th, 2017

Helped Oxmoor Community Center create a food garden

This group helped Oxmoor Community Center create a food garden where people can go to learn about gardening and benefit from the food going to the community. They made five raised beds and have plans to add more as they continue working. 

Worked on the restoration of the Guiding Light Community Garden at the Liberty Highlands Community

This group worked on the restoration of the Guiding Light community garden at the Liberty Highlands Community, where the church and community have been brought together.  It is the senior citizens who do the gardening.  

This group developed a Virtual Garden for children in the 4th grade

Four of the six members of this group were teachers or mentors. They developed a Virtual Garden for children in the 4th grade, based on the ABC’s of wildflowers with a coloring book of individual pages to be used by the students. They presented this to one 4th grade class. The students and teacher were very receptive and the group plans to do more presentations of their Virtual Garden

This Group chose Fun with Herbs.

This group chose “Fun with Herbs” as their theme, reaching out to First Light Womens’ Center for their project.  There are nine full time residents who greatly enjoyed the herbs they were given, the soaps they made and the wonderful cake made with herbs that they were served.  This program underscored the culinary and health benefits of harvesting fresh herbs. 

This group put together a presentation on Southern Container Gardening

This group put together a presentation on Southern Container Gardening that they will take to various groups to teach how successfully anyone can do container gardening.

This group created a Sensory Garden at Vestavia Hills Elementary school

This special group of eight created a Sensory Garden at Vestavia Hills Elementary school where they created three raised beds for students to work with.
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