Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May Meeting

Hello Gardeners & Friends,

Our Thursday May 17th meeting will be at 11:00 AM in Ozark at Hoppergrass Restaurant,  129 East Ave. Hope to see you there. 

Dee Gilbert

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 23rd


Greg and Carole Lolley will host a visit from Claybank Master Gardeners on Wednesday May 23rd at 1 PM. their organic farm, Mayim Farm. Their farm is full of innovative methods so this is a great opportunity for us to connect  and learn. They have a Facebook page and a website url if you want to look them up.

We can car pool from the Extension Office in Ozark, leaving at 11:45 ( the farm is close to Elba).

If you are interested, please send me a quick reply, so we can get an idea of how many the Lolley’s can expect.

Will resend this message a couple more times in the next few weeks.

Dee Gilbert

Friday, May 4, 2018

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

Good morning,

First, if you would like to attend, I have tickets to sell! The tour is the weekend of May 19th (10:00-5:00) and 20th (1:00-5:00). Cost for tickets is $15. 

Volunteer opportunities are available if you would like to assist at a home during the Garden Tour. Your tasks will be: welcoming the participants, checking tickets, and selling tickets. 

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Lucy Edwards
Regional Extension Agent, Home Grounds
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
202 South Hwy 123, ste. D
Ozark, Alabama  36360
334-329-1672 cell 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A request from the Smithonian

Hello everyone,
The Smithsonian Institution is asking for your stories about gardens, greenspaces, and gardening history. Community of Gardens is the Smithsonian’s digital home for preserving stories of gardens and the gardeners who make them grow. Stories can be anecdotes or interviews, about the past or present, about a particular plant, about a memorable moment spent in a garden or greenspace, about garden traditions or practices, and so much more! Check out stories already posted and consider adding to the growing list. By contributing images, videos, and stories to this website, you will help show the meaning and value of gardens to American life – today and in the future. Share your garden (private or public) and gardening stories at , download the Community of Gardens app at , or email us at . 
Thank you for considering this opportunity to document Alabama gardens – Kerry

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Happening in May

Good afternoon,

I wanted to let you know that the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens will be having their garden tour Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $15 dollars. Feel free to contact me (Lucy Edwards) for your tickets!


Lucy Edwards

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April Meeting

Hello Gardeners!

Our April 19th meeting is upon us, please join us at Hoppergrass Restaurant at 11 AM tomorrow for updates on what we’ve done and where we’re going. 129 East Ave, in Ozark on the corner of Broad St, across from Milky Moo’s and First United Methodist Church. 

Dee Gilbert 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Learn all about Straw Bale Gardening!!

to read all about this great workshop opportunity.

This Month's Webinar information

Good morning everyone,

Don’t forget this month’s All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar will take place this Friday, April 6 at 2:00 pm Eastern time.  Ants are the number one reported nuisance pest and come in all shapes and sizes with an incredibly wide variety of nesting and eating habits. In this webinar presented by Dr. Fudd Graham from Auburn University, we will learn about Argentine ants, among others, and ways to get them under control.  We hope you can attend the webinar live, but if you are unable to make it, a recording will be posted online next week.

Note: on April 6, 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 ServiceClemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension.

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