Master Gardener Meetings

The June 14th Master Gardener Meeting has been cancelled.


Program for July

Tuesday, July 12th,2022

Matthew A Albrecht, Ph.D

at 10 AM

Rare Plant Conservation in the Southeastern U.S.

Matthew A. Albrecht, Ph.D.

Scientist in Conservation Biology

Missouri Botanical Gardens

Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development

We will be back on a Hybrid format for July 12th at 10am in the Auditorium of the BBG. This is not due to health and safety protocols but because our esteemed speaker will be sitting in his office at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. We hope you will all join us to watch together in person but are so excited to have the opportunity once again to connect with all our MG friends who will be at home or at work tuning in for this interesting talk from our nation's oldest and most renowned Botanical Garden!Amy Weis, 1st V.President

Attendance by Zoom is available. Register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


If you missed the April Master Gardener meeting, you can still viewJune Mays excellent presentation:

Garden Designer

Gardens of Downton Abbey

June will walk us through the gardens of Downton Abbey and tell us which jewels of the English garden we can grow here in Jefferson County

If you missed the February meeting

Get the latest news and hear about some wonderful ongoing projects! All of this and more are in the video of this month's JCMGA meeting. Click on the link below, watch, and congratulate your friends and classmates on their accomplishments. Important work continues, even with all the year's ups and downs.



If you missed Bill Finch’s presentation at the January Master Gardener Meeting, you can access the video at the link below

What Alabama Can Teach Us

Bill Finch

Conservation Consultant/Writer

Finch Conservation

Understanding Alabama’s biodiversity and its human history is the future of gardening, farming and forestry, not just here, but across the United States.

Bio:Bill Finch, the Founding Director of Paint Rock Forest Research Center, has been writing about the Alabama landscape and Alabama gardens for a coon’s age. He’s been the Alabama conservation director for The Nature Conservancy, director of Mobile Botanical Gardens, and an award-winning environmental journalist. He and his wife Beth produced “Longleaf Far As the Eye Can See,” a revealing look at one of Alabama’s most surprising ecosystems. He continues to write weekly for the state’s three largest newspapers, and hosts a raucous audience-interactive radio show/podcast from 9 until 11 every Sunday morning

You can read more about him on his website.


2022 JCMGA Meetings

1.0 CEU each

January 11 -(Zoom) Bill Finch
March 8 - Ben Raines
April 12 - June Mays

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