2021 brings a new group of webinars.

This year, we can continue to learn, grow and give back.


The Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards webinar series continues this month.

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The webinars are Wednesdays @ 1pm. To connect: auburn.zoom.us/j/82398811386

The topics:

W, May 12 Blueberries: Variety Selection and Planting Basics

Lucy Edwards, Alabama Extension Regional Extension Agent

W, May 19 Blueberries: Insect, Disease and Nutrient Management

Neil Kelly, Alabama Extension Regional Extension Agent

W, May 26 Blueberries: Preserving, Freezing and Other Uses

Bridgette Brannon, Alabama Extension Regional Extension Agent

W, June 2 Blueberries: Proper Pruning Techniques

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This online educational series will provide basic gardening and landscaping training for clients in limited space urban areas. Join the Home Grounds team online to learn about the basics of limited space gardening.

Back 2 Basics Gardening Series will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.
Join us with Zoom
www.aces.edu/go/B2BzoomRegistration required.

May 12 – 10 Great Plants for the Summer Landscape with Allyson ShabelMay
May 26 – Basic Weed Control with Tim Crow

If you missed any of the previous Back 2 Basics, you can find themonline.


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What’s Bugging You will be the topic of the Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, May 19th from 11:30 - 12:30. Hear about common pest issues with area yards and how to prevent them.

. Registerhere

Do you have garden questions? Send them to alabamagardenchat@gmail.com

Join us every Wednesday from April to August at 2:00 pm to explore seasonal horticulture topics and to answer your gardening questions! Join by zoom: Auburn.zoom.us/j/82398811386


If you missed any of the Raising Trees webinar series, you can still view them: The Raising Trees Webinar Series will continue on April 15 at 12:00 PM CT with a presentation on “Basic Fruit Tree Pruning Techniques” by Dr. Chip East with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Bio: Chip East grew up on a cattle and hog farm in Clay county. He worked on his uncle’s vegetable, cattle, and hog farm as well as a nursery and landscaping business as a teenager. He started landscaping on his own at age 17. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in horticulture, as well as a Ph. D. in education, from Auburn University. Chip has been working with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System since 1997. During his Extension career, Chip worked with livestock, forages, wildlife, and forestry as well as 4-H. Chip’s current job responsibility is working with commercial horticulture producers (including fruit, vegetable, nursery crops, athletic turf, and Christmas trees) and educating those involved with horticulture services, such as landscaping and landscape maintenance, on topics such as pesticide education and safety, plant propagation, fruits, vegetables, pruning, and turfgrass management.If you missed any of the Raising Trees webinar series, you can still view them: https://www.facebook.com/Alabama-Community-Forestry-298207310285410/

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about azaleas in partnership with the Alabama Chapter of the Azalea Society of America and Auburn University's Davis Arboretum. Registration is required. Link:The new registration link for the 3rdwebinar onMay 20th – ‘All About Azaleas’ – Propagating Evergreen Azaleas and Propagating Native Azaleascan be found here: https://auburn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fSOyVBwCTAmonAI8gGWrBw.Re-registration is required.

Zoom links will be sent by email once you have registered.

For more information visit the ACES website:


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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 Shabel ams0137@aces.edu

The Alabama Virtual Farm Tours will be biweekly from March - October 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Eco-Friendly Fridays: Environmental Education Virtual Series will be held the last Friday of each month from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Register once and use the same link to log on each time. https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-yorTgpG9cAg46Bby1gp2V8-kwM2gBz


Join us for training sessions on traditional conservation topics as well as new and emerging issues in environmental education. This free virtual webinar series offers effective best management practices (BMPs) aimed at safeguarding human, animal & environmental health, and practical solutions to help reduce your ecological footprint. Whether you are an educator, an environmental professional, or a nature-lover, tune in to discover how you can become a better steward of the environment and its precious resources. Registration is required.
Sessions include:

April 30: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment, M. Dixon


Alabama Garden Walks: A virtual visit to gardens around Alabama

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Field trips are not possible right now, so let us bring the gardens to you! Join us as we stroll through gardens around North and Central Alabama to learn new plants and new practices to help make your garden a more diverse and sustainable place. Each session will visit a different public or private garden to look how they approach landscaping. Learn new plants and new landscape ideas all from the comfort of your own home!

Sessions will be held on the first and third Friday of each month from 12:00-12:45 PM. Register once and use the same link each time to join.


The Blount County Master Gardener Association Fall Conference is coming in October:


October 7, 2021 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
Pros and Cons of Natives in the Landscape,DAN PORCH,

Retired Extension Agent

Registration: $20includes program, snacks, and lunch. Registration is limited to 75 participants.

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.


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 posted

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