Learn - All Master Gardeners receive 50 hours of instruction in gardening practices and pest control and conduct 50 hours of approved volunteer service.
Teach - Master Gardeners spend some of their time teaching about gardening through home consultations, garden club sessions, local education programs and by volunteering at booths at the county fair, farmers markets and other community events.
Grow - Master Gardeners love growing their own flowers, household plants, vegetables, herbs and more. In addition, many volunteer at local community gardens and botanical gardens.
Share - Master Gardeners are willing to share their expertise, seeds, seedlings and enthusiasm with others. Most participate in local plant swaps and plant sales.
Volunteer - Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who serve in their communities, churches, neighborhoods, schools and local gardens. There are Master Gardeners in all fifty states.
SCMGA Membership Fees are DUE! Contact Deb Kattus for more information.
The next SCMGA meeting is on March 14th at the Shelby County Extension Center. The meeting begins at 10 AM and will feature a hands on workshop using milk jug greenhouses as seed starters. This will be conducted by our own, Rita Forrest. Bring milk jugs, soil, seeds, and scissors to get started!Click here for an example of Milk Jug Greenhouses.
The Alabama Master Gardener 2014 Conference will be held April 28 - 30 in Daphne, AL. Click here for more information and registration.