Please scroll through the following events to see which have been cancelled.

Meetings cancelled: March, April and May

Your Jefferson County Master Gardener Board has been closely monitoring recommendations made by public health authorities with regard to the COVID-19 situation. We have decided after consulting our County Agent, Bethany O’Rear, to cancel our meetings for March, April and May. This will include the Tuesday, April 14thmeeting and the everpopular Plant Swap conducted by Leonora Robertson in May.


The 4th Annual Spring Garden Symposium, Being a Responsible Gardener for a Happier Alabama, that was to have been held on March 19th at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Annistonhas been postponed.


The March and April Lunch & Learns have been cancelled as the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are closed until further notice.


The Blount County Backyard Tomato Workshop on April 21sthas been cancelled.


The 30th Annual AMGA Conference that was to have been held in Mobile from March 30 - April, 1, 2020,has been cancelled. HOTEL CANCELLATIONS: All attendees must cancel their own hotel room nights. Call 251-438-4000 and give them your confirmation number to cancel. They will send you an email confirming your cancellation. If you have any questions, contact Judy Weaver at jstoneweaver@gmail.com

REGISTRATON FEE REFUNDS: The refund of yourregistration fee and any guest meal payment will be automatically processed. If you have not received your refund by April 20, 2020, please send an email with your name, address, amount of refund you expected to Alabama Master Gardeners Association Treasurer Roger Clark at roger1944clarke@gmail.com. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR REFUND WILL INCLUDE YOUR REGISTRATION FEE PLUS ANY GUEST MEALS PAID FOR, MINUS A $5 REGISTRATION FEE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID TO A 3RD PARTY VENDOR.


Blount County Master Gardeners will host their Master Gardener Association Fall Conference on October 1, 2020 in Oneonta. See the flyer below for information about the conference and registration.

Registration flyer:  Blount County Master Gardener Association Fall Conference
October 1, 2020 PALISADES PARK
1225 Palisades Pkwy
Oneonta, AL 35121 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. D. S. Lloyd Building
Program Guide
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
 9:30 – 10:30
Native Woody Plants of Alabama, TONY A. GLOVER Cullman County Extension Coordinator
Native Wisdom and Myths, SUSAN HAGEN, Ph.D.
Mary Collett Munger Professor Emerita of English, Birmingham-Southern College
Legendary Native Diversity, PATRICK THOMPSON, Curator, Davis Arboretum, Auburn University Registration: $20 includes program, snacks, and lunch. Registration is limited to 75 participants.
 10:30 – 11:30 Tough Plants for Southern Gardens, JASON POWELL, Petals from the Past 11:30 – 1:00 Lunch, Plant Shopping, Touring Palisades
 1:00 – 2:00 2:00 – 3:00
For additional information, contact Sherilyn Osborne, 205-382-0791.
Make checks payable to Blount County Master Gardener Association.
Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _____________________________________________________ Phone: __________________ Email: _____________________________________________________________________________________
Please provide phone and email so we can contact you!
Mail to: Sherilyn Osborne, P. O. Box 13, Locust Fork, AL 35097. Phone: 205-382-0791.
Email: sherilynosborne@bellsouth.net. Non-Refundable Advance Reservations.


The Master Gardener Meetings are a good way to accrue CEU Hours.

CEU Hours for 2020 are:

January 14, Harvest for Health, 1 CEU

March 10, Jerr Trigg, 1 CEU


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Collecting rainwater is extremely helpful during summer droughts.Learn the basics of setting up rainwater harvesting system in your landscape. A rain barrel can be purchased for $40. You must call to reserve a rain barrel

JCMGA 2020