Master Gardener President

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Carol Melton can be reached at205-516-0029

or byemail.


President’s Message

“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” David Attenborough

This month, we will be featuring our third Zoom Master Gardener remote monthly meeting. The feature presenter is Dr. Ansel Payne, Executive Director of Alabama Audubon, and he will be discussing the role we can play

as urban gardeners in bird conservation.

Recommended reading for this month’s meeting is Bringing Nature Home, How Y ou Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, by Douglas W. Tallamy. I think you will enjoy this book either before or after the presentation.

If you have not joined us on Zoom, these are some helpful hints for a successful experience.

  1. Zoom is a program that runs on your computer, phone or tablet. You must download this program from the Zoom website. The free version of Zoom should meet all of your needs.
  2. To join a meeting, click on the link in the invitation below to register.
  3. When you receive your confirmation email, you can join by clicking on the link

you are sent. When the page comes up please click the JOIN tab.

Once you have joined the meeting you can see and hear other participants. Your

computer microphone is sensitive, and you can pick up a lot of background noise so use your mute button unless you are speaking. The mute button looks like a microphone and will have a red line through it if you are muted. Only one person in the meeting can talk at a time.

There is also a video link if you want others in the meeting to see you or you can leave it off.

There is also a chat feature to message everyone in the meeting or just certain participants if you have a question or a problem.

Important Note when watching a presenter. You can control your screen and see everyone or click on the presenter to have them take up your entire screen for better viewing.

Please contact me if you have any questions at Looking forward to seeing you at our September meeting,

Carol Melton President

JCMGA 2020