Master Gardener Meetings

All face-to-face ACES meetings have been cancelled/postponed through June 30th.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.


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 charity, and regional operations like Community Foodbank of Central, are positioned to coordinate donations, particularly in larger quantities.

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.


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

Register here to get the Zoom link:…/tJ0qde2rpzwiH9GH9VKZmRXjNEA7aQ3pAr…


June 3 - Kitchen-Scrap Gardening: Growing tasty, healthy produce from clean kitchen scraps with Roosevelt Robinson
June 10 - 10 Most Wanted Bugs in your Garden with Sallie Lee
June 17 - Saving Time & Water with Irrigation with Rudy Pacumbaba


The 2020 Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards webinar serieswill continue each Wednesday at 1 pm through June. Mark your calendar and join at

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Jun 3, 2020 01:00 PM
Jun 10, 2020 01:00 PM
Jun 17, 2020 01:00 PM
Jun 24, 2020 01:00 PM

Each webinar counts as 1 CEU


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The Raising Trees webinar series will be of interest to Master Gardeners, homeowners, tree workers and arborists. The select topics are timely and informative. This series will continue weekly.

June 4 – Photo-Visualization Tools for Designing and Managing Landscapes using CanVis

Jason Gordon,assistant professor in community forestry, University of Georgia

Most people learn best through viewing pictures, video, or other non-verbal methods because the brain can quickly process visual information. Photorealistic visualization helps to communicate landscape change and can be used to demonstrate a tree pruning outcome, illustrate the intent of a vegetation ordinance, planning home gardens, and other applications.

This presentation teaches about using CanVis, a free software simple enough for users with basic computer skills to manipulate objects and images that can help them to plan and understand green infrastructure design. Participants will learn how to access the software, what to use it for, and tricks to make a good project.



JCMGA 2020