On Tuesday, March 21st. at 6 pm we will have our first evening Master Gardener meeting. Cameron Strauss will speak aboutWeeds Every Gardener Should Know & Love. This class will enlighten, surprise and inspire you to look at your weedy garden volunteers with fresh eyes! From food to medicinal the most common weeds found in your garden beds are immensely tasty, medical and imperative to a greater connection with your garden and the natural world. After this class you will never look at weecding your garden bed the same again.

The All Bugs Good and Badwebinar series for 2017 is a good way to add CEU’s. You can watch them any time by clicking on the schedulebelow

Each month you can join the 2nd Saturday at Sloss Walks and Talks at Grandmother's Garden. It is a free lecture series sponsored by the Birmingham Historical Society and presented by fellow Master Gardener and herbalist, Antonia Viteri. The lectures are from 10:30 - 11:30. The meet inside Sloss Furnace Historic Park at Grandmother's Garden.

April 8 - “Culinary Herbs: Parsley, Sages and Thyme"
May 13 - "Maypop and Mulberry: Spring Super foods”
June 10 - "Summer Simples: Basil, tinctures ans teas”
July 08 - "Plantain Salve: Grandmother's Remedy”
August 12 - "Rosemary: A vinegar to remember”
October 14 - "Rose: History and Use”

The 2017 AMGA Annual Converence, Gardening HERITAGE, will be held on May 1 - 3 in Huntsville. Click on the image below for more informatio

The Birmingham Fern Society lecture on May 17,2017. Reception at 5:30 pm followed at 6:30 pm by speaker Garrie Landry of Louisiana State University.Garrie will speak on Ferns:The rest of the untold Story.The lecture will be at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in the Lecture Hall.

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The monthly Master Gardener meetings are a great source for Continuing Education Units.

CEU Hours for 2017 are:

January 10th, Brooke McMinn, 1 CEU
There are no CEU’s for the Reach for the Stars in February
March 14th, Dr. Jim Jacobi, 1 CEU

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