MCMGA SPRING PLANT SALE

In 2020, the Annual Morgan County Master Gardeners Plant Sale was cancelled due to the quarantine and the unavailablity of our site due to closure.  We hope to be back on track next April, 2021 with an even bigger and better sale than ever before.  Watch for it!

The 2019 Morgan County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale featured a wide variety of over 200 types of plants — flowers, herbs, and vegetables were offered.  Some plants were nurtured in the members’ homes and donated and others are divided or cultivated in our greenhouses by faithful volunteers.  Since the move to Point Mallard afforded us quite a bit of additional space, the 2020 Plant Sale should be even larger.  The greenhouse group serves not only as the source of many of our plants but an opportunity to get to know our fellow gardeners better and it’s been said, they often lunch together after their labors.  This year’s Plant Sale Chairman is Susan Kingsley.

LUNCH & LEARN

The Lunch & Learn series on the second Wednesday of each month, February through November, is sponsored by Morgan County Master Gardeners, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, and Decatur Parks and Recreation.  Seminars are held at the Aquadome unless otherwise noted. The seminars begin at noon and you are encouraged to bring friends and your lunch and/or a beverage.  No reservations are necessary.

As with everything else this year, our Lunch & Learn seminars were cancelled.  ‘The Aquadome meeting rooms have been closed since March.

February 12 — Living Off The Land — Mark Kolinski

March 11 — Setting Up An Irrigation System — Tim Crow

April 8 — Home Garden Integrated Pest Management — Dr. Ayanava Majumdar 

May 13 — Herbs 101 — Pam Price and Doty Henry

June 10 — The Way to Grow Hosta — Susan Webb

July 8 — The Living Art Bonsai Society — Phil Terry

August 1 — Getting Started With Gourds — Katie Westmoreland

September 9 — Christmas Tree Farming — Roger Schwerman

October 14 — 1818 Farms — Natasha McCrary

November 13 (Friday) — Feral Hogs & Other Invasive Speicies in Bankhead Forest — Andre Baril

The Lunch & Learn Chairman is Pat Byrnes.

If you have suggestions for future programs please let us know — email

MCMGA FIELD TRIPS

MCMGA Field Trip!!

Our last field trip was to the Oakville Indian Mounds on Thursday, March 5th.  We met at the Aquadome and carpooled to the mounds, arriving about 10 am.  Anna Mullican gave us a presentation at a meeting several months ago and the response was enthusiastic.  She led us on a guided tour of the museum and grounds in the rain.  We gathered for lunch in Moulton afterward.

Alabama is home to one of the densest concentrations of ancient Native American monumental architecture in North America.  Thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, highly organized indigenous societies constructed large villages featuring mounds and associated earthworks out of earth, shell and stone throughout Alabama’s landscape  Some of these communities were rivaled in size and complexity only by cities built by the ancient civilizations of Central and South American.

The Oakville Indian Mounds were originally a complex of five mounds. They were the cultural center at the heart of the Moulton Valley during the Woodland Stage around 300 BC

For more information on future field trips, contact Rand Bryan

TRI COUNTY MASTER GARDENER CLASS

Become A Master Gardener!

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is provided and administered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. It is an educational program to train and certify individuals who, in turn, volunteer their expertise and time in support of the Cooperative Extension effort as well as organizations that foster horticultural science and best practices in local communities.

The 13-week Tri-County Master Gardener Course is offered twice annually for individuals living in Madison, Morgan and Limestone Counties of Alabama. If you live elsewhere in Alabama and are interested in a course near you, visit this site and contact your county Extension Office. The cost of the course is $150 and includes all study materials. For course details and map to the Belle Mina Station Research Station off Mooresville Road visit the Tri-County Course Website.

Tri-County MG Training Course

Two sessions are offered each year.  Beginning in February will be a day class and beginning in August, an evening class.  The classes will meet each Wednesday at the Belle Mina Research Station in Limestone County. Some classes might be at the Madison County Extension Office and some at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Ready to Apply? Click here to view and download the application form.

Finished your Application?

Mail or drop off completed, signed applications to , Regional Extension Agent 

Madison County Cooperative Extension Office 

819 Cook Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801 

Phone: 256-532-1578 e-mail: tricountymastergardener@gmail.com 

Note: Accepted applicants will receive a letter in the mail with instructions to complete the required background check