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.
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.
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.
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:
CAMP CANE CREEK 2017
Students age 7-14
8am-3pm Monday-Friday. Cost is $70 per student, $10 discount for siblings.
Campers will be learning about gardening, water quality, conservation, and MUCH more!!
To register, contact the Extension Office 256-237-1621.
Check out all of the fun we had last year by clicking HERE.
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.)
We’ve got answers! Call the Master Gardener Helpline (toll free) 1-877-252-GROW (4769)
Check out the County’s oldest Farmers Market – The Original Downtown Market behind the County Administration Building at 1702 Noble Street. You’ll also find fresh produce each Saturday at THE Downtown Market, located behind City Hall in Anniston, and at the Jacksonville Farmers Market on The Square. Oxford hosts “Downtown after Sundown” on Thursdays from 5-8pm in historic Downtown Oxford.
Check out other Farmers Markets around Alabama www.fma.alabama.gov/markettrail/