Upcoming Events



Fire Ant Management Workshop

Fire Ant Management Workshop
Hosted by the
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
 Thursday, May 17, 2018
 Founders Station in Pike Road
4902 Pike Road
Pike Road, Alabama
 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

                   
The topics discussed at this meeting include fire ant biology, management approached, and fire ant control materials.  There is no registration fee, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by calling the Montgomery County Extension Office at 334-270-4133 by Wednesday, May, 16.

Orchids – Growing Techniques ~ How & When to Repot

Friday – March 16, 2018
Montgomery County Extension Office
5340 Atlanta Hwy.
Montgomery AL
9:00 – 11:00 am

This is a HANDS-ON-PROGRAM
Bring your favorite Orchid that needs repotted…. we are providing Pots, Soil & Fertilizer.

 Registration is required – limited seating
To sign-up or for more information, contact 334-270-4133.
Cost is $20.00 which includes all necessary materials for repotting your Orchids.

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2017 Montgomery County Natural Resources Tour

Please plan to participate in the 2017 Annual Natural Resources Tour on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Laslie Hall’s Property. This year’s tour will emphasize Trees & Shrub response to drought, Pine Beetle infestations and management, Wildlife management including Eagles, Ducks and other birds. Directional signs will be posted along the roadways to help you find the property.

Registration will begin at noon followed by the welcome ceremonies and the tour wagons will depart at 1:30pm.

Registration is $10.00 per person, which will help cover the cost of serving a meal. Please pre-register by Friday, October 20 so we can have a delicious meal ready for you. We will have several exhibitors this year and there will be plenty of opportunities to visit with them, to see and learn about their products or services. If you have any questions, please call 334-270-4133.

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Upcoming Workshops

Critter Control

“Wildlife and Insect Control in and out of the Home”
Monday, September 18th 2017
Montgomery County Extension Office
5340 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL
               9:00-2:00 p.m.

Chris Jaworowski, Chip East & Mallory Kelley will teach Best Management Strategies for:
Termites, Roaches, Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fire Ants, Deer, Squirrel, Bats, Snakes, Voles, Moles and More!

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Farmers Marketing Workshop

Get ready for the 2018 growing season

Learn to market your farm with tips from Alabama Extension, the Farmers Market Authority, and USDA SNAP.
Friday, October 13, 2017
 Montgomery County Extension Office
5340 Atlanta Hwy.
Montgomery AL 36109
334-270-4133

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Fruit Workshop

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Founders Station in Pike Road
4902 Pike Road
Pike Road, Alabama
9:00 a.m. until 12 noon

The topics discussed at this meeting include site selection, variety selection, proper planting, mulching, irrigation, pruning, fertilization, and pest management. Crops: apples, pears, peaches, persimmons, muscadines, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.

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GMO Fact or Fiction?

Genetically modified organisms concept with an organic pears and a genetically modified pear.

Fact or Fiction?

The truth behind GMO’s and other food myths

GMO, Genetically Engineered, Bio Technology-What Does It All Mean?

Come join Alabama Extension professionals, researchers, and specialists from Auburn University and Alabama A&M University as we uncover the truth with non-based & research-based information.

When:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
 Time:
9:00am – until
Where:
Montgomery County Extension Office
Eastmont Shopping Plaza
5340 Atlanta Hwy.
Montgomery AL 36109

This is a free program, but you have to register by May 15th

Contact 334-270-4133 for more information

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The Master Gardener Helpline IS OPEN!

If you have questions on a garden related topic, the Master Gardener Helpline is open!

Call 1-877-ALA (252)-GROW (4769)

March through August the Alabama Cooperative Extension System offers a Gardening Helpline for the public each Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This helpline is operated by Master Gardener Volunteers who use research-based information to best answer all of your gardening questions.

Montgomery County Master Gardener Program Announcement

Do you love to grow fruit or vegetables or maybe flowers and herbs?  If so, we would like for you to consider the Master Gardener course this coming spring.  The Montgomery County Extension Office is offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, but space is limited!

Classes will be held every thursday starting February 16th through May 4th from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Montgomery County Extension Office on Atlanta Highway (the old probate office) and applications will be accepted through Friday, January 27th.

The Master Gardener Program is a nationwide Extension Education Program designed for non-professionals with interest in increasing their gardening skills and helping others with the knowledge they have gained.

The program will consist of in-class training for 12 consecutive weeks.  After completing the courses, the Master Gardener interns will be expected to give 10 hours of service to the Master Gardener Helpline and 40 hours of volunteer service to Extension and/or their community in horticulture education.

Examples of volunteer efforts include: Talking to Garden Clubs, community garden projects, outdoor school projects and educational workshops just to name a few.

The courses on gardening will be taught by specialist, county agents, and veteran Master Gardeners on subjects such as:  Soils and Plant Nutrition, Plant Physiology, Plant Propagation, Care of Landscape Plants, Landscape Design, Lawn Care, Weed Identification, Vegetable Gardening, Herbs, Composting, and many more.

The fee associated with this class is $150 and that includes all course materials and your lunch is provided by the Capital City Master Gardeners each week.

For an application please contact the Montgomery County Extension Office at (334) 270-4133 or online at: http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1155/ANR-1155.pdf

Mallory Kelley
Regional Extension Agent
Home Grounds, Gardens, Home Pests

Holiday Open House

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Please Join Us

The Montgomery County Extension invites you to attend a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 9, 2016.  The Open House will give partners, individuals we serve and other community stakeholders an opportunity to talk with staff to learn more about the programs and services the organization Offers.

Holiday Open House
Friday, December 9, 2016
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
5340 Atlanta Hwy., Montgomery, AL 36106
“A Taste of Extension”