Thursday, April 18, 2019

New location

Hello All,
It's time for our AC meeting and because of scheduling problems we will be meeting on April 30, 2019. Please notice the location change as well as the date change. We will be meeting at the Shelby County Extension Office, 54 Kelly Lane,
Columbiana, AL 35061. Phone 205-604, 6763.
I apologize for any inconvenience in the change of time and location.
I have not been to this location so I do not have exact directions. From Google maps:
           From North take exit 238 to US 31 South in Alabaster
                               turn left onto Co. Rd. 26 
                               turn left  onto Al 70 
                               turn right onto Kelley Lane
           From South take exit 231 to US 31 North in Calera
                               turn right onto Al 70
                               turn right onto Kelley Lane
If you have better directions please feel free to share with everyone.

 Advisory Council Meeting
April 30, 2019
                                                   10:00  -  12:00 CDT
Shelby County Extension Office
Columbiana, Alabama


1.     Welcome  --  Introduction and Sign-in
2.     Approval of February AC Meeting minutes
3.    AMGA BOD report
4.    ACES report (Kerry Smith)
5.    Other AC business – New Officers
6.    Open Discussion on Concerns, Activities, Projects, etc. of LMGA                                                          
7.    Announcements
a. 2019 Conference update
b. 2020 Conference update
c. 2021 Conference update
d. Other announcements
e. Next meeting will be announced by the new Chair                 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

April Meeting

Hello Gardeners & friends,

You don’t want to miss our Thursday April 18th CMGA meeting, which will be held at Hoppergrass Restaurant at 11 AM. We have a speaker, Linda Isley, who will share with us about growing herbs in the garden, and she will bring herbs to show us. Hoppergrass is located at 129 S East Ave in Ozark, across from Milky Moo’s. Come with a friend, buy your lunch if you wish, and eat as we meet. 

Dee Gilbert, CMG

Thursday, April 4, 2019

A new tour for you!

We will be having a JIM SCOTT’S garden tour on Tuesday, April 16th. Please call the Dale County Extension Office to register at 334-774-2329. Space limited to the first 30 that register.

You may follow this link to a Southern Living article on his garden (


Lucy Edwards
Regional Extension Agent, Home Grounds
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Dale County Extension Office 
202 South Hwy. 123, Ste. D
334-774-2329 office
334-329-1672 cell

Eprise Master Gardeners

Friday, March 29, 2019

4-H sandwich sale

You don’t want to miss out on the annual 4-H steak sandwich and rib sale! Please forward to those who may be interested. Great for offices! And, we can deliver large orders J

What: Steak Sandwich and Rib Sale
Where: Ozark Super Sav
When: Friday—April 12th 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Steak Sandwiches- $5.00
Slab of Ribs- $20.00
*May be purchased by contacting the Dale County Extension Office at 774-2329

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Spring Conference information

We are very excited about hosting the 2019 AMGA Spring Conference in Clanton, AL on May 8th, 9th and 10th!  The deadline is coming up soon on April 12th.    Feel free to contact our registration coordinator, Alice Broome, at 205-915-0829 if you have any questions.  Thank you for forwarding this information to your members.  We look forward to seeing you as we "Party in the Garden"!

Robin Cagle
Chilton County Master Gardener 


Monday, March 25, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Earth Day Information

Celebrate Earth Day!

A day to celebrate our environment and the steps that many individuals and organizations are taking to preserve and better our world. But why does Earth Day have to be celebrated just one day? We should all be taking steps towards restoring our environment and the world we inhabit.

Earth Day ( every day) activities you can partake in:
  • Pick up litter around your favorite park while walking the dog (or cat)
  • Go seed shopping for native plants
  • Make dinner with food from local markets and farms
  • Plant a tree (Make it a native Tree)
  • Skip driving and walk or ride a bike to your weekend festivities
  • Try taking a shorter shower than usual
  • Purchase a recycling bin and implement recycling in your home
  • Walk around your house and unplug items not being used
  • And of course, go get yourself a reusable water bottle and ditch the single-use plastic bottled water

Water Matters…     Be the Change!
Ona GarwoodWater and Wetlands ChairThe Garden Club of Alabama, Inc.

Monday, March 18, 2019

March Meeting

Hello Gardeners,

Our Thursday March 21st CMGA meeting will be held at Hoppergrass Restaurant at 11 AM. Hoppergrass is located at 129 S East Ave in Ozark, across from Milky Moo’s. Come with a friend, buy your lunch if you wish, and eat as we meet. 

Please consider volunteering for some of the ongoing and upcoming events that you will be hearing about. 
Those who went to Mayim Farm would like to share about the Lolley’s research & activities. 

Dee Gilbert