Current and Upcoming Events

All face-to-face ACES meetings have been cancelled/postponed until further notice.Unfortunately, this means Master Gardener meetings, workshops, etc., too.Hopefully, we can get back together soon.Please contactBethany O'Rearwith any questions.

All of the volunteer efforts (making masks, running errands, dropping food, etc.) can count as MG hours during this unusual time.


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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

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August 13 – Tasty Trees, Shrubs, and Plants That Create Habitat in Landscapes Registration -

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

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August 27 – The Importance of Utility Line Clearance

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A new webinar series begins in August. The Fruit and Vegetable Webinar Series will be held on August 5th, 19th and 26th. The series is open to everyone. Pre register at


The Get Outside With Alabama Smart Yards webinar series will continue every Wednesday in August at 1 pm.

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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 required.


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

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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

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Thepopular lunch and learn series is now available virtually.

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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:


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