Roots and Shoots Newsletters

The Roots and Shoots Newsletters are emailed to the Master Gardener membership each month.

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Be sure to read this month’s President’s message.

If you need a copy of the current issue, you can emailKathy Rostand.

If you are looking for a previous issue of Roots and Shoots, please see Jason Kirby in The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens when it is open again or emailJason.

Below are some of the July highlights:

Bethany's Extras


Bethany’s Extras

I am so glad fall is finally here. Cooler weather makes gardening chores so much easier. I also enjoy the change of colors. One of my very favorite hobbies is photography and a common gardening subject is a landscape photographed in each of the four seasons. Choose a favorite vantage point or feature and snap a shot this weekend and then every three months thereafter. When you put the resulting photos next to each other, you really see the wonder of what a gardener—and nature -can accomplish.

If you haven’t already responded, please take the VERY short quiz about your gardening interests and volunteer involvement here:

The survey closes on October 15th. Your answers will help Alabama Extension create educational programming for the next year and identify resources which might assist community projects.

One last bit of housekeeping. Please take the time to review and update your contact info on the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Association webpage, Log in to Service Report page and then click on “My Page”. At the bottom of your page, you’ll see a button “Edit my Contact Info”. If your email, address, or phone have changed, please update. We don’t share the info outside Extension, but we do use it to contact you and keep you informed. Also, if you’re one of those folks who never filled in your birthdate (month and day only, not year), please do so. The program defaults to January 1st if you don’t fill it in. I find it hard to believe that we have THAT many New Year’s babies.

Jefferson County Master Gardeners Association

Officers, Board Members, and Committees 2021

PresidentGary WalkerWebmaster&SocialMediaDiane Remick

1stVPresidentDarwin BellNewsletter EditorKathy Rostand

2ndVPresidentMary Foy

TreasurerJan StreetACESBethany O’Rear

Asst.TreasurerRick CybulskyHospitalityRuth Varnell & Gail Pless

SecretaryLinda MasseyMembershipKen & Alicia Hall, Linda Systrom


JCMGA 2021