2022 will bring a new group of webinars.

We can continue to learn, grow and give back.


The Tree Risk Assessment Workshopwill be held on Monday, May 23rd,

from 2 -5 pm.


Important learning and volunteer opportunity....

Alabama Watershed Stewards Training in Millbrook

Friday, May 20

Alabama Wildlife Federation NaturePlex – Theatre

2861 Lanark Rd, Millbrook, AL 36054


$20 | Catered Lunch | 0.65 CEUs (6.5 hours)


Alabama Watershed Stewards (AWS)Alabama Watershed Stewards, a statewide program that promotes healthy waterways, increases understanding of water pollution, and provides the knowledge and tools needed to prevent and resolve local water quality problems.The goal of theAWSprogram is to increase citizen awareness about how to protect local water quality, and provide ways for people to get involved by connecting people with local environmental/water oriented organizations.You can get an overview of the program onour website as welland read more about theAuburn Water Resources Center here.

At this training you will learn:

  • The basics of watershed function
  • How water quality can become impaired
  • Ways to improve your local watershed
  • What other organizations in your region are doing to improve water quality
  • Ways you can get involved

What Is A Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land through which rainwater drains by flowing across, through, or under the soil surface to a common low point, typically a stream, river, lake, or ocean.No matter where you are, you are in a watershed and your actions may help protect or potentially harm water resources.

Threats to Watersheds

Did you know that our everyday activities influence the health of streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters? Excess fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, oil, grease, and toxic chemicals can wash off into creeks and streams from urban runoff. Learning how to use best management practices can have significant impacts on the health of our waterways.

Why Become an Alabama Watershed Steward?

The actions we take now influence the state of the world tomorrow. Alabama’s rivers, springs and lakes are home to more aquatic animals than any other state in the union, but they need to be protected and valued. Stewardship means taking the responsibility for the well-being of something that is valued, in this case our water quality. Let’s work together to create a better future for Alabama.

Watershed Steward poster


Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards logo

The Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards for 2022 continues every Wednesday at 1:00 pm.

W, May 18 Favorite Plants for Places

Dani Carroll, Alabama Extension Home Grounds Agent

W, May 25 TBA

Registration is required to attend this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visitwww.aces.edu/go/asywebinarsto register.

Mark your calendars for the Alabama Garden Chat!

If you have questions about your gardens and landscapes, feel free to email us at alabamagardenchat@gmail.com! We will go through questions every Wednesday at 2:00 pm, right after the Alabama Smart Yards webinar. Join our Alabama Garden Chat webinar atwww.aces.edu/go/asywebinars. Alabama Garden Chat will run through August.

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Apologies, due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts the next two sessions (04/27/22 and 05/11/22) ofBack 2 Basics Wednesdayswill be rescheduled to the July, Summer/Fall Sessions. We will return for our last Spring session on 05/25/22 at 10 am. We hope you can join us!

May 25 Common Diseases in the Landscape Marcus Garner

You can register atwww.aces.edu/go/B2Bzoom.If you cannot be there for the live event on Wednesday (or any of the events), they will be recorded. You can find the video recordings on theAlabama Extension at Alabama A&M University Facebook Pagein the videos section or athttp://www.aces.edu/go/B2B2020andhttp://www.aces.edu/go/B2B2021

Join us with Zoomwww.aces.edu/go/B2BzoomRegistration required.

Register now for the Blount County Master Gardeners’ Fall Conference

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Speakers’ Schedule:

9:30 a.m. Sherry Blanton, “Shady Tales”

10:30 a.m. Bethany O’Rear, “Adventures of a Farmer’s Daughter”

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Plants with Jason Powell and


1:00 p.m. Jason Kirby, “Emily Dickenson’s Garden” 2:00 p.m. Dolores Hydock, “Dishing the Dirt”

For information, contact Sherilyn Osborne, 205-382-0791 (leave a message please)sherilynosborne@bellsouth.net

Lunch & Learn Series

Free but preregistration is required

Hosted by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the webinar is part of the 2022 Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and is presented in partnership with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System; the Alabama Green Industry Training Center; the Jefferson County Department of Health; Jefferson County Commission; City of Leeds, Alabama; City of Birmingham Stormwater Management; and the Storm Water Management Authority, Inc.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar. You will receive just one reminder the day of the event, so be sure to mark your calendar. Thank you for joining us for this fun virtual presentation!


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June 1-Container Vegetables:Amanda Clarke, Horticulturist. Learn which vegetables grow well in containers.REGISTER HERE!


ACES, in conjunction with several universities, is offering beekeepers the chance to attend virtual meetings from the comfort of one’s own home using a computer or mobile device. Each event will bring participants up to date on timely beekeeping topics. Time for Q&A included. ALL ARE WELCOME! IT’S FREE!

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Watch via Zoom Webinar, theLast Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Connect: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/904522838

or Facebook Live:https://www.facebook.com/LawrenceCountyextension/Questions? Email Allyson Shabelams0137@aces.edu

If you missed any of the previous programs, you can find them here:



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

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