Upcoming Events



Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 was held at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan on April 17th and 18th.    Over 800 4th graders from around the County visited the Gardens over the 2 day period.  They spent their day of learning about environmental issues that affect their lives.

Many thanks to our sponsors, staff and volunteers for their help.

Longleaf Botanical Gardens Third Thursdays

camellia blossom

To reserve your spot, call Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256. 237-6766. Reservations are required. Cost is $5.00 per person or free to members. Payment is to be made at the time of registration and may be made by cash, check (made payable to Longleaf Botanical Gardens and earmarked for educational programs) or charge card in person or by phone).

For information on upcoming “Third Thursday” programs, as well as other Longleaf events, check out LONGLEAF BOTANICAL GARDENS on Facebook.

2017 Lunch & Learn Series

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Lunch and Learn is a series of FREE gardening programs sponsored by the Calhoun County Commission and Calhoun County Master Gardeners.  Held the 4th Wednesday of each month, noon-1pm at Cane Creek Community Gardens, 77 Justice Avenue, McClellan.  Bring your lunch (and a friend!!) and learn with us!

April 26th  The Story of Alabama’s Native Americans     Speaker:  Harry Holstein, JSU Professor of Archaeology

May 24th  Planting, Transplanting & Re-Potting     Speaker:  David Doggett, Jefferson County Master Gardener

June 28th   Classy Caladiums           Speaker:  Hayes Jackson, ACES

July 26th   What’s Wrong with My Plant?          Speaker: Dr. Jim Jacobi, ACES Plant Pathology Lab

Aug 23rd   Inviting Good Insects Into Your Garden       Speaker:  Dani Carroll, ACES

Sept 27th   “T” is for Tropical        Speaker:  Hayes Jackson, ACES

 

*Dates and/speakers subject to change.  Contact the Calhoun County Extension Office 256-237-1621 to confirm.

Fall Fest 2017

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Make your plans now for Fall Fest 2017 – Saturday, September 16th, 9am-2pm

Cane Creek Community Gardens, McClellan

We’ll have our fall farmers and crafts market, pony rides, wildlife show, several demonstrations (cast iron cooking, canning, and wood carving).  The Master Gardener cake walk is always popular, as is their bake sale.  The 4-H Chick Chain Show & Auction will be held that day also.  Admission is $1, and proceeds benefit Cane Creek Community Gardens.

The Calhoun County Farmers Federation Women’s Committee hosts the “Grocery Give-A-Way”.    We’ll have a giant slide and bounce house for the kids, as well as a hayride and petting zoo.

Here are some photos from 2016:

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2017 Farmers Market Information

The Original Downtown Farmers Market, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7am-noon

Behind the County Administration Building, 1702 Noble Street, Anniston

If you need to renew your Growers Permit, fill out the form below.

2017 growers permit

(Please remember, a copy of your growers permit must be on file with the Extension Office in order to be valid.

Questions? call 256-237-1621.)

Agri-Tourism in Alabama

Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.

U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.

Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!

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