While were not able to gather, there are webinar series and Facebook pages available to us. See the flyers below.

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


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The Raising Trees Webinar series is a weekly, one-hour webinar that discusses topics related to caring for a landscape’s most valuable resource, trees. Each of these webinars can be counted as one ISA Continuing Education Credit.

Each weekly webinar is free to attend and will start at Noon CST. The webinars are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format.

August 6 – Trees and the Law: A Guide to Neighbor Law

Registration - https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vfuurrjwtGtYkBqhhez4si15HWbMZfCR6

August 13 – Tasty Trees, Shrubs, and Plants That Create Habitat in Landscapes Registration -https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdeCrqDgvGtSjnZZnxbtcVTWaCcvdGVY4

August 20 – Online Tools to Quantify Ecological and Economic Values of Landscape Trees

Registration -https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdO6trzMtHdKavvAJ5bYLkIdFJ-NGbQpO

August 27 – The Importance of Utility Line Clearance

Registration -https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqceCtpjwiE9Es3CYsmJsqopgcuMf3UEkR


A new webinar series begins in August. The Fruit and Vegetable Webinar Series will be held on August 19th and 26th. The series is open to everyone. Pre register athttps://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpfumhpzIsHNdop7yWQ1qdG8dnkUS3aSAz

The Get Outside With Alabama Smart Yards webinar series will continue every Wednesday at 1 pm. during the month of August

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Connect: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/834500888

August 5th, David Koon, Regional Extension Agent will present“How Healthy are your trees?"


The Home Grounds team presents Urban Green: Back 2 Basics Wednesdays, a webinar series.

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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.

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Join us with Zoom
www.aces.edu/go/B2BzoomRegistration required.


Aug 5 – Lights Out? Are Lighting Bugs in Peril?

Aug 12 – Pest Identification & Control for Home Gardens


The Alabama Garden Chat is continuing every Wednesday in August at 3 pm. Join agents and other MGs from around the state to share what’s going on in your garden. To connect, go to https://auburn.zoom.us/j/531241108

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Tuesday, August 25th, at 5:30 pm there will be a Zoom meeting you won't want to miss. This is "Fact or Fiction? The truth behind GMO's and other myths. Register online at https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsfu2oqDkvG9c_ctHlbQyF_yM2rEoal2SW

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popular lunch and learn series is now available virtually.

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Gary Gray

Free Webinar |Simply register below to attend!

Join Gary Gray, Regional Extension Agent with Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), for this free informational webinar as he discusses what types of citrus fruits can be grown easily in Alabama!

Hosted by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the webinar is part of the 2020 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! Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C6Bwkij4QBqX7w3m5xlUmg


On August 10th, ACES is hosting an upcoming Zoom webinar. We will post a link to the webinar when it becomes available.

In June 2020, in Mentone, Dekalb Co., Alabama, the non-native insect tree pest Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) was confirmed for the first time in the state. This insect pest causes mortality in Eastern and Carolina hemlock trees that are valued as ornamental, evergreens in the landscape. Individual trees can be preserved in the landscape by application of systemic insecticides. Where HWA has been confirmed, those hemlocks left untreated have a high likelihood of colonization and mortality.


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


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.

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