Monday, June 26, 2017

Advanced Master Gardener Class

Good afternoon,

Remember, if you are interested in becoming an Advanced Master Gardener or are simply curious as to what being an Advanced Master Gardener entails come to the meeting this Thursday, June 29th at the Coffee County Extension Office in New Brockton, AL from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Please call me (Lucy) at 334-329-1672 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CMG meeting Thursday, June 15th!

Gardeners and Friends,

Don't forget our Claybank Master Gardeners meeting Thursday at 11:00 at Hoppergrass Restaurant. 

A bonus--Thomas Agee will be with us to speak about the history of our Claybank area and why we're named after it. 

Also, about the vote for new officers: our current President and Vice-President are willing to stay in those jobs, unless someone else wishes to take over. In that case they will gladly step aside. We also need to vote for a secretary, or ask Irene if she will continue.

DG

Saturday, June 10, 2017

New information for YOU!

Master Gardeners and friends,

This month will be a very important meeting, (1) to nominate & vote for president for the next term; (2) to discuss the volunteer opportunities coming up and the Fall Plant Sale; (3) to discuss and vote on changing our name from Claybank Master Gardeners Association to Claybank Dale County Master Gardeners Association. (We were questioned about where "Claybank County" was at the state convention last month, and found the state association had printed name tags and brochures with that misleading designation.)  

Please bring any constructive ideas to add to our meeting next Thursday, June 15th. We will be meeting in the dining room to the right of the buffet line at Hoppergrass Restaurant, 129 East Ave. in Ozark, across the street from Milky Moo's. The meeting starts at 11:00, in time to get ahead of the lunch crowd.

Call Janet (334) 790-1264 or Dee (334) 432-3422 for questions or info. 

Dee 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Advanced Master Gardener Class

Good afternoon,

Interested in knowing more and/or pursuing Advanced Master Gardener certification? Please join me on Thursday, June 29th at 9:00am at the Coffee County Extension office in New Brockton, AL. We will be meeting in the small meeting room/kitchen area at the office (5 county complex, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton, AL 36351).

Sincerely,

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

Vegetable Gardening for Health

We don't usually post events that are so far away but this one touches all of us. 

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Coming up at an ACES near YOU!

Good morning,

Upcoming Programs:
1.      Farming 101 – Series is still going on each Tuesday from 6-8pm at the Houston County Extension Office (Dee should have flyer)
2.      Headland Daylily Festival on May 20th on the Square – feel free to stop by the Extension table to help the Wiregrass Master Gardeners from 9-3pm
3.      Chainsaw Workshop – May 26th at the Dale County Extension Office (should have already sent flyer to Dee a few weeks ago)
4.      Lunch and Learn – June 14th on Home Lawns with Thomas Agee. Please announce at monthly meeting and encourage MG’s to bring a friend. Attendance has be low.
5. Salsa Gardening and Canning Workshop - June 21st at the Dale County Extension Office from 1-3pm. Pre-Registration is required. Cost $5. Call office at 334-774-2329 (not Lucy).
6. GMO Workshop – June 22nd from 6-8pm at Headland Research Station (flyer soon to come).

Additional Comments:
The later part of June I would like to have an interest meeting for those who may want to pursue Advanced Master Gardener in Wiregrass, Coffee, Claybank, and Covington MGA’s. It will probably he held in New Brockton as central location. Date still to be determined, but know it’s coming!

Thank you Janet Shinaberry and Jerry Sanders for your hard work hosting Darryl Patton. You performed as the great Master Gardeners I knew you were...didn't miss a beat though I threw you a curve ball!

I will be out of the office beginning May 15th through June 2nd (no, it’s not all vacation). I will have my work phone with me, it just may not be on me at every moment.

Sincerely,

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A webinar for YOU!!!






2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Aphids, Scales, and White Flies
Friday, June 2 at 1:00 pm CDT

Aphids, scales, and whiteflies are pests of many landscape plants.   Learn to identify and properly apply IPM techniques using practical, cultural practices to reduce the pressure from these insect pests.  Dr. Erfan Vafaie, Extension Program Specialist, Texas A and M Agrilife Extension will deliver this training in practical control and identification.  Moderated by Marcus Garner and Allyson Shabel, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event.   Note: on June 2nd, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message.
For more webinars in this series, see 2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Ant Pests, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Clemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension.
Photo Courtesy Elizabeth Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


Allyson Shabel
Regional Extension Agent, home grounds and natural resources
Morgan and Lawrence Counties
13075 Ala. Hwy 157, Suite 6
Moulton, AL 35650
Office:  (256)974-2464
Cell:  (256) 612-6766

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May meeting






Our meeting this Thursday will be in the bigger dining room at Hoppergrass Restaurant, 129 East Ave. in Ozark, across the street from Milky Moo's. It starts at 11:00, in time to get ahead of the lunch crowd. We have an Auburn U. Horticulture graduate speaking about care and pruning of roses.  Come bring a friend, and buy lunch before the meeting starts. 

Any questions can be answered by Janet Shinaberry, (334) 790-1264. Or email Dee at this address. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Click Here to read more about BLUEBERRIES

Backyard Blueberry Workshop

     Blueberries are great backyard fruit and ornamental plants.  In addition to their healthy berries, they have attractive flowers and brilliant red fall foliage.  Since the rabbiteye blueberry is native to the Southeastern United States it is an easy plant to grow.  With a little care these plants can produce 12 to 25 pounds of berries per plant.  They have few diseases and insect pests, need little fertilizer and are one of the easiest fruits to grow organically.

     To learn more about growing blueberries, attend the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Blueberry Workshop in Ozark.  Extension Agents will provide information on planting blueberries, pruning, variety selection, health benefits, use in fresh recipes and preservation methods.  The workshop will be held at the Dale County Government Building on May 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Workshop participants will receive blueberry publications, blueberry recipes, and a blueberry plant.  The cost of the workshop is $10.00. To register, call the Dale County Extension Office at (334) 774-2329.