Join with a fellow Master Gardener to help the gardening public. Sign into the Service Report to schedule your hours in GPIC.

The following is a letter from Bethany regarding the GPIC training program:

Calling all potential, current and former GPIC volunteers!!
We need your help!!

As many of you know, Gerlach Plant Information Center is the name that we have affectionately given the Master Gardener Helpline housed on the first floor of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. If you have ever thought about working the helpline, or have worked in the past and want a refresher, have we got the class for you! Mark your calendar for Thursday, 10/17, from 9-11 in the East Room. We will be hosting a refresher course for all interested MG volunteers. Also, if you currently work in GPIC, please join us. Your input is vital to this training. I apologize that I could not schedule this training to follow the October monthly meeting. I just could not make it work on my end. Please RSVP to Bethany ( so we will know how many plan to attend.

Let me know if you have any questions! Hope to see you there!

Thanks so much,

Bethany A. O’Rear
Regional Extension Agent
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
C. Beaty Hanna Horticulture and Environmental Center
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, AL 35223-1082
Office: 205-879-6964 Ext. 15

Cell: 205-612-9524

The Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) is the location of Extension’s regional Horticulture Hotline, which centralizes gardening assistance and information across nine counties, and is the first stop for visitors and callers with plant questions and plant problems.

A photo of Pat Cosgrove in GPIC

GPIC is staffed by volunteer Jefferson County Master Gardeners under the direction of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. To volunteer click on the Master Gardener Service report to the right. Sign in and click on the Help Line tab at the top, and enter your name in the time slots you are able to work.

To reach someone in the GPIC, call 205-879-6964 x 21.

JCMGA 2019