Athens Post Office Planters

LCMGA Project - Planters at Athens Post Office 2016-1
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.

Athens Visitors’ Center Demonstration Garden

LCMGA Project - Demonstration Garden at Athens Visitors' Center 2016-2
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.

Ask a Master Gardener


Master Gardeners at 2016 Athens Limestone Home and Garden Show
Master Gardeners at 2016 Athens Limestone Home and Garden Show

Time and Location: 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.


Goal: This project has two primary objectives. First and foremost is to provide useful information for the home gardeners of Limestone County. Additionally, our website serves to inform Limestone County Master Gardeners about events, volunteer activities, and continuing education opportunities.

Time: Updates periodically.

History: Our website began in the spring of 2003 as a simple, single page with the purpose of providing a way to more efficiently disseminate information to all of our members. In late 2015, the original website migrated to the current site.

What we do at the website: Receive information from the LCMG members about events and work days and post it to the website.

How you can help: Write articles, take pictures, prepare written material and photographs for uploading.

Annual Plant Sale

2015 Limestone County MG Plant Sale
                      2015 Limestone County MG Plant Sale

Time: Our plant sales are scheduled for April and October. The sales begin at 8:00 A.M. and lasts until sold out.
Location: The LCMG Greenhouse located behind Athens Middle School at Highway 31 and Hobbs Street.
Goal: To raise the funds needed to support our many projects and provide the community an opportunity to obtain healthy plants adapted to the local area.
What we do at the Plant Sale: We grow many of the plants in our greenhouse and MGs offer plants from dividing their our plants either in the fall or early spring. Other plants are donated by several local nurseries and businesses. We also assist anyone who has plants to donate but may need help digging and transporting them.
How you can help: Divide and donate plants from your yard or greenhouse. Be available to help others dig up donated plants. Be there for the sale to help carry and load plants.
How this Project benefits the Community: We offer quality plants along with advice on planting and care.