Sunday, January 20, 2019

A message from AMG

  • Dear Association Presidents, AC Reps and ACES Regional Extension Agents,
       I’m guessing the last several mass emails I sent out didn’t reach their destination, so I’ve been advised to get Patricia to send this out to you.
       One way that AMGA supports Local Master Gardener Associations (LMGA) is through the Project Funding Grant Program. The Program is designed to offer grants to the local associations in support of community projects, where funding is needed. Projects have included building raised beds at a community garden, greenhouse construction, irrigation systems in gardens, demo gardens, rain gardens, nature/walking trails and computer/projector for LMGA educational support. In 2018 Autauga County was awarded $1,775, Cherokee County $1,000 and Chilton County $2,500.00 for a total of $5,275. A total of $7,500 is available for 2019.
    To see Program rules, evaluation criteria, and application forms see attachment or visit the AMGA website at, scroll down to the tab AMGA Forms (right side of the page), click on Forms and then Project Funding Grant Application. The deadline for submission of applications is normally January 15, 2019, but because the original applications weren’t sent out until November and so few applications were submitted, the deadline has been extended to January 30. Please understand that the extension is a one-time opportunity and deadlines should not be expected to be extended in the future. The applications will be evaluated by the Project Funding Program Committee and applicants whose projects are selected will be notified by the end of February 2019 and will be announced at the State Master Gardener Conference in May. Any Association may receive funding for only one approved project within three years.
       Email your applications to the AMGA Project Funding Chairman, Jim Allen, at If you have any questions about the Program, please contact
    me at the above email address or 256-308-1605. If I don’t answer your call, leave a
    message; my job keeps me on the road a good bit.
       Please don’t leave this money on the table! 

  • Thanks, Jim 

  • p.s. Don't ask about the white box at the bottom, I have no idea!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Mary Grace Hood

You will be missed.
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Thursday, January 3, 2019

"Learn something new everyday"

Good morning,

Next week, on January 11th, we will begin a series of programs sponsored by the USDA/NRCS. Our first meeting will be at Vivian B. Adams in Ozark. Lunch is included with pre-registration (Susan Owens 334-618-5189). This is a program series that will meet in a different location each time. Let Lucy know if you have any questions!


Lucy Edwards

Monday, December 24, 2018


Merry Christmas Claybank Master Gardeners,

It’s a joyous time for many as we remember the amazing Christmas Gift given to all mankind.
And yet three of our CMG families are going through sad times and it is all the more difficult during the Christmas season. Please keep these folks in your thoughts and prayers:

Jerry Sander’s mom passed this morning.

Nancy Shelton’s husband passed away suddenly this week.

Mary Grace is also having a hard time of it since her son passed earlier this year.

And as many of you who are experiencing a sense of loss of your own loved ones at this time of year, we pray for comfort and light and help for you as well.

Janet, Susan, Irene, Pat & Dee

Monday, December 17, 2018

A gift for you

Good afternoon,

Dr. and Mrs. Gann (fellow Master Gardener) have kindly fixed each of you a little Christmas gift. Please feel free to stop by the Dale County Extension Office Today, December 17th through Wednesday, December 20th between 8:00 and 4:30pm to pick up your paperwhites! Those that are not picked up will be available at January’s monthly business meeting.


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, December 4, 2018

Attention if you want to learn more!

Good morning everyone,

Don't forget this month's All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar will take place this Friday, December 7th  at 1:00 pm Central Time. The topic is PANTRY PESTS.
Kitchen pantries tend to stay full over the holidays with company passing through and more baking! Don't let pantry pests get the best of you! Join Dr. Dan Suiter, Extension Entomologist, UGA Extension <>  as he discusses the identification and biology of pantry pests to make control easier.  Webinar link:

Note: on December 7,  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 2018 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<>.

Thanks, and we hope you can log onto this month's webinar!

Dani Carroll

Monday, December 3, 2018

Calling ALL Master Gardeners!

Good morning,

In efforts to stop Crape Murder from occurring at the Dale County Government Building, I volunteered to prune back the crape myrtles tomorrow!
Please come help if you can! I will begin pruning at 8:00 am tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4th outside the building where the Extension Office is housed in Ozark.
Bring tools if you have them.


Lucy Edwards

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Master Naturalist class

Good morning,

The fall Alabama Master Naturalist Program for the Wiregrass did not make. Bence Carter, our Wildlife and Natural Resource Management Agent, will be trying again in 2019. Please contact Bence if you are interested at 334-693-3800 or 334-389-4055.


Merry Christmas!

Master Gardeners & Friends,
  Our Christmas Party will be on Tuesday December 11th at 4:30 pm at Karen Morales’ home.
Her address is 218 Quail Hollow Rd. In Ozark. Karen says the GPS may mislead you, so try to go while it’s still daylight. We can meet at Bridlewood Chapel on Hwy 231 North to drive together, or from 231 North turn west at the traffic light onto Roy Parker Rd, turn right onto Hampton Drive, go to Holly Hill Dr, turn left onto Quail Hollow. Go to 218 Quail Hollow, house on the right.
We traditionally bring unwrapped toys, new or gently used warm clothes, blankets or jackets, hats &/or gloves for the Mission to distribute. Any offerings will be appreciated.
We’ll bring pot luck heavy hors d’oeuvres to share.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Dee Gilbert
Claybank Master Gardeners

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Become a Master Naturalist


The schedule for the 2019 Alabama Master Naturalist training in the Wiregrass has been set and included in the attached flyer.  The first session will begin on January 16th at Landmark Park.  There is a minimum amount of new trainees that will need to sign up for the class to be able to go forward.  Please share this flyer with friends or anyone that you feel might be interested in the Alabama Master Naturalist Program.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.


Bence Carter
Regional Extension Agent I
Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Click Here to see the Flyer