Master Gardener Meetings


Coming in August

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

In-person meeting at BBG with speaker Bethany O’Rear

  • We will return to traditional format: social hour at 9, meeting at 10
  • Bring flowers from your garden to build a “community bouquet” in celebration of Bethany’s 10 years with JCMGA
  • Bring a snack to share: single-portion, finger-friendly foods
  • 10th anniversary cake, coffee & tea will be served


Sept 14 : Greg Harber (Audubon) will share his knowledge & slides of the Galapagos Islands.

October 12 : Hunter McBrayer, Alabama Farmers Federation

Director of Bee & Honey, Greenhouse, Nursery & Sod Divisions

Executive Director of the Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

Our annual Banquetis scheduled as an in-person event at the BBG on November the 9thstartingat6 PM.

We will be celebrating the graduation of both the 2020 and 2021 Master Gardner Classes. Dinner will be catered by the Char House. We are delighted to announce that Dolores Hydock, an outstanding local storyteller, will be our speaker for the evening.She has a new story to tell! Ticket cost is $20 per person, which includes dinner. Due to space availability, you are limited to 2 tickets per person. No physical tickets will be issuedand there will be no onsite ticket sales. Names will be checked off the ticket payers list at the door.Due to space availability total ticket sales will be limited so, if you are planning to go, please purchase your tickets early. More information on purchasing tickets is available here.

Door prizes can be claimed in the ACES office upstairs at BBG


2021 JCMGA Meetings

1.0 CEU each

January 12 - (Zoom) Presentation of the Midfield High Ore Line Trail Intern Project
February 9 - (Zoom) Alice Moore and Bob Koons
March 9 - (Zoom) Nancy Lowenstein
April 13 - (Zoom) Joe Openshaw
May11- (Zoom) Chris R. VanCleave
June 8 -(Zoom) David Doggett
July 13 - Charles Yager
August 10 - Bethany O’Rear
September 14 - Greg Harber
October 12 - Hunter Mc Brayer

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