Master Gardener Meetings

Next month at our virtual Master Gardener Zoom meeting, November 10th at 10 am, the officers will be installed and the 2020 Master Gardeners will graduate and present their projects.

Some of the intern group projects were able to move forward after March while others were brought to halt because their facilities became inaccessible. We’ll learn about the inspiration behind each project, the project, and their progress teams in a slide show presentation. We hope you can log in to the meeting and celebrate the accomplishments of our newest Master Gardeners.


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

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The Grow More Give More program has launched.You can be part of this very worthwhile program by going to theACES Website to learn about the program. The online video and texts will be available to support Master Gardeners as well as novice gardenersin growing vegetable crops as successfully as possible The idea of the program is that every gardener will grow enough to share a little extra with an individual or an institution in need. ACES realizes that for some gardeners it may be easiest to carry a small bag of extras across the street to a neighbor, or take a box to their local school—others won’t be happy unless they’re delivering a harvest to a regional food bank.

We can donate extra fruits and vegetables:

Drop off extra vegetables to neighbors who are shut in by age or illness, or are affected by job loss and would appreciate fresh produce (and a kind note or a flower perhaps)

Reach out to schools, community centers and places of worship which you already know and see if there’s a new need you can help fill

Statewide charities like Society of St. Andrews, a crop gleaning, and regional operations like Community Foodbank of Central Alabama, are positioned to coordinate donations, particularly in larger quantities.

The Grace Klein Community is gratefully accepting donated produce and vegetable plant seedlings. Please contact me atbethany@aces.eduif you can share seedlings and transplants of edible plants so I can let Grace Klein know when and what to expect.Donated produce, seedlings and transplants can be donated to Grace Klein Community on Tuesday afternoons from 1-4 at 2652 Old Rocky Ridge Road, Birmingham, 35216.

If you are on Facebook, please like theAlabama Smart Yardspage as well as our ownJefferson County Master Gardenerpage. Please check these daily and share theGrow More Give More posts on your own pages. Encourage your family and friends to share, as well. Together we can make a difference.


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