PLEASE NOTE: These workshops will be held at the Limestone County Extension Office (Suite C) from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The Extension Office is located in the gray building in the southeast corner of Market and Hine Streets, across from the Athens Post Office. The address is 1109 W Market Street.
Limestone County Master Gardeners are accepting nominations for the “YARD OF THE MONTH”!! If you know of a gardener whose yard is exceptional and would like to have them recognized, please provide the information below to Linda Coons at email@example.com.
If possible, provide a picture of the yard.
Address of nominated yard:________________________________________________________
Time: The growing season, spring through fall each year. Location: Athens-Limestone Senior Center, 912 W. Pryor Street in Athens. Goal: To demonstrate that different types of plants can be grown together. How you can help: Help with planting, weeding, mulching and watering.
Goal: To enhance the cityscape and demonstrate our pride in the Athens-Limestone community. What we do at the post office : Master Gardener volunteers plant, water, weed, and maintain the planters in front of the post office. Time: Throughout the growing season. Location: Athens Post Office. How you can help: Planting, mulching, weeding and watering, and general maintenance.
Time: The growing season, spring through fall each year. Location: Athens-Limestone Visitors Center, Big Springs Park, 100 N Beaty Street, Athens. Goal: To demonstrate that different types of plants can be grown together. About the Project: LCMG volunteers built raised bed planters beside the visitors center, and each year plant them with flowers, vegetables and herbs. The beds show that different types of plants can be grown together in a small space. How you can help: Help with planting, weeding, mulching and watering. How this Project benefits the Community: Adds to beauty of Big Springs Park and demonstrates ideas for people with small garden spaces.
Time andLocation: Community events around Athens and Limestone County. Goal: Assist the public with their gardening questions What we do: Master Gardeners support community events such as the Athens Limestone Home and Garden Show. We answer people’s questions about gardening and help them find the information they need from ACES resources. We also spread the word about the Alabama Master Gardener program. How you can help: Be available to represent Master Gardeners at community events. How this Project benefits the Community: Educate and assist the community with gardening information.
LCMG hosts a plant sale each spring typically on the third weekend in April; and, a fall sale in October. The sales will be at our greenhouse located behind the Athens Middle School on Highway 31 near the Hobbs Street intersection.
Alabama Master Gardener training is coordinated and conducted by Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Typically two courses are held per year, January-April and August-November. Each course consists of an Orientation meeting and 12 weekly classes. A detailed schedule and syllabus are passed out at the orientation. More information may be found at Alabama MG Program and Master Gardener FAQ . The application form may be found under the Master Gardener Application link in the left sidebar menu.