Home Grounds and Garden Info Line

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The Home Grounds and Garden Info-line is operated by Master Gardeners who provide reliable research-based answers to those who request information. If our Master Gardeners can’t provide an immediate answer, your question will be researched and backed up by the agents and specialists of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  The Info-line serves the coastal region which includes Baldwin, Butler, Conecuh, Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. The Info-line is a free service and can be reached at:

1-877-252-GROW (4769)

The Speakers Bureau

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GreenLogo_000The Mobile County Master Gardeners are proud to announce their newly formed Speakers Bureau.

The Speakers Bureau provides public presentations; deliver research-based information to various community organizations in Mobile County and surrounding areas. We invite requests from garden clubs, public libraries, schools, churches, business organization and neighborhood associations.


We provide speakers on a wide variety of topics including:

  • Water Smart Landscape Design
  • Community Gardens
  • Basic Gardening and Landscaping
  • Smart Yard, Healthy Gulf: Nutrient Reduction/Fertilizer Use Program
  • Shade Plants
  • Roses
  • Historic Photographs of Gardens in Mobile County
  • General Gardening Guidance
  • English Style Gardens
  • Hydrangeas
  • Eclectic Gardens and Garden Ornaments
  • Budget Gardening Methods
  • Garden Tool Maintenance
  • How to Get the Most Out of a Small Garden Space
  • Native Trees and Shrubs for Coastal Alabama
  • Introduction to the Master Gardeners Program
  • Gardening in Small Spaces
  • Color Changes in Your Garden
  • Grocery Store Botany (An Edible “Lab” about Where We Get Our Food)
  • Vegetable Gardening in Coastal Alabama – Tips From Personal Experience
  • Growing Herbs on the Gulf Coast (aka Herbs 101)
  • Cooking with Herbs
  • Herbs for the Holidays (decorating and gifts using herbs, mainly aimed at Christmas)
  • Container Gardening with Herbs
  • Container Gardening
  • Raised Bed Gardening
  • Composting
  • Perennials for the Gulf Coast
  • Shade Gardening
  • Roses: Antique and Old Fashioned Shrub Varieties
  • Going Tropical with Gingers
  • Gardening with Bulbs
  • Lawn Care
  • Christmas Greenery
  • Butterfly Gardens

To request a speaker for your organization, contact the Alabama Cooperative Extension Office (251) 574-8445.


Diane Anthony

1070 Schillinger Road North

Mobile, AL 36608