Shoals Master Gardeners is an active club made up of members from all over northwest Alabama.
January 2019 Meeting: SMG Award Presentations
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 12:30pm.
Our upcoming Shoals Master Gardener meeting will be delayed for a week and the time has been adjusted to accommodate interns of the new class. The program will be presentation of awards to members of the group for their outstanding work and commitment during the past year.  

Your hospitality group will be treating you to a baked potato lunch for January's meeting.
To those of you who signed up at the Christmas meeting for fixings and sides, thank you.
If you haven't signed up to bring anything, we still need:
Chives              Chili
Salad                Non Carb Side

Work Day: Pat's Place Community Garden
First workday of 2019 accomplished a lot! The raised beds at Pat's Place Community Gardens on Veterans Drive got cleaned out and prepared for the 2019 growing season. The rains held off long enough that about 2/3rd of the beds were prepped. We will revisit this project soon! Thanks to John Norton for his leadership on this workday.

2019 SMG Dues are Due! Annual dues for 2019 of $25 should be paid right away. Remember, if you don’t pay your dues, then you will not be listed in the SMG 2019 Directory. Please make your check out to Shoals Master Gardeners and mail to:
Brenda Smith
309 Roxie Drive
Florence, AL 35633

Pathways Fall 2018 Pathways is available at the AMGA website by clicking on the link: Pathways Fall 2018.

Master Gardener Helpline! For answers to your gardening questions, please call toll free 1-877-252-4769 or locally (256) 766-6223. Or you can submit a question online at the "Ask an Expert" link.For Master Gardeners that would like to sign up to work the Helpline click on "Links" in the menu bar above, click on "SMG Service Report Login", sign in, click on "HELPLINE", scroll down calendar to choose date, click on the word "VOLUNTEER" beside date you want to work. Agree to date by clinking on "YES". OR you can call Donnie Daugherty at 256-577-0461 or Ina Ranger at 256-247-9819. 

2019 AMGA Spring Conference

2019 AMGA Spring Conference Please click here for a link to the AMGA web page with all the info you will need for this important event.

SMG 2018 Graduates
Our 2018 Shoals Master Gardeners Graduates:
Back row: Rusty Phillips, Sandra Wesson, &  Mary Alexander
Front row: Judy Williams, Jamie Overton, Pam Arias & Carolyn Phillips 
Not in photo is Shirley Merkel nor Authur LaParriere. Congratulation! It is great to have each of you as a qualified members of one the greatest community service groups in the Shoals. 

SMG 2018 Projects
Children's Museum- Cam Jones
Central Elementary Project-Peggie Lazenby
Riverhill School- Peggie Lazenby
Threadgill School Project- Cam Jones
Healing Place- Kaye Hillis
Shoal Wildflower Society- TVA Wildflower Trail- Margie Anderton
Helen Keller Birthplace Foundation- Betty Balch
Safe Place Project- David Phillips

SMG Workday: Children's Museum of the Shoals
Friday, May 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. until noon
We have a lot to do at the Children's Museum and I'm hoping many of you can work this Friday. The city is supposed to come out this week and line up the electrical connection so that we don't dig into them. Then we have to dig up some Black Eyed Susan's and daylilies.  After we get the area cleaned out, there are new plants to put in to the front courtyard. These will require some deep digging because they are large. I will get there early in the morning to Water the area so the ground won't be so hard. I also have some compost we can make mix in. Bring shovels for this area.

There are boxwoods adjacent to Darby that need to be pruned, and we need to dismantle the three raised beds. The children's museum has kindly allowed us to use the wood from the raised beds for the raised beds at Threadgill Primary School. Also, if we have time and enough personnel, we can plant the perennials from the front courtyard into the area around the reading nook. We really need a large turnout to get all of this work done. I will bring black leaf bags and water. Hope to see you on Friday.  ~Cam J.

Below is a video showing the highlight of today's Workday!

Stump Removal Plan "A"


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