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Weare nearing the time when our newest interns will become full-fledged Master Gardeners.Please make plans tocome and celebrate with your new fellow Master Gardeners and welcome them into the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association.The banquet will Monday, November 3rd, 2014, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Dinner is at 6:00 pm, but please come early to visit and catch up with each other. The dress code is very flexible, but in the past, most folks have opted for “Sunday, go to meeting” attire. Dinner will be catered by the Char House and the cost is $12.00 per person. We encourage you to bring your spouse or guest. Reservations must be made and paid ASAP. When you send your payment for the banquet, why not include your 2015 JCMGA dues ($22 - $12 for the local association and $10 to be sent to the state)? We would like to have all dues collected by December 31st, 2014. Mail your check to Roger Clarke, MG Treasurer,527 Greenbrier Way,Birmingham, Al 35244(or drop it off at the Extension office at the BBG).

The night’s program is sure to be a treat! We will also have a program celebrating the anniversaries of both ACES (100th) and the BBG (50th) and the very special partnerships that have created the resources and opportunities we have at the BBG.Our special guests will be Birmingham mayor William Bell, Kerry Smith, ACES director of the master gardener program and FredSpicer, Director of the Friends ofBBG.


We have a new banner and new officers for 2015. The 2015 Officers were voted in during the October Master Gardener meeting. They are: Ann Gray Harvey: President,Pat Cosgrove: First Vice President, Hope Cooper: Second Vice President, Alicia Hall: Secretary and Tom Douglas: Treasurer.

October's Master Gardener meeting was held on Tuesday, October 14thWe all enjoyed hearing Lois Trigg Chaplin of Bonnie Plants. We were very fortunate to have her join us to talk about “Edible Landscaping”.

We have two active Facebook pages, theJefferson County Master Gardener pageand theJefferson County Cooperative Extensions page. Please click on the links and Like us. If you are on Facebook, you will automaticallyreceive updates being posted.

The new issue ofRoots and Shootsis now available.

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