Master Gardeners

  • Learn - All Master Gardeners receive 50 hours of instruction in gardening practices and pest control and  conduct 50 hours of approved volunteer service.
  • Teach - Master Gardeners spend some of their time teaching about gardening through home consultations, garden club sessions, local education programs and by volunteering at booths at the county fair, farmers markets and other community events.
  • Grow - Master Gardeners love growing their own flowers, household plants, vegetables, herbs and more. In addition, many volunteer at local community gardens and botanical gardens.
  • Share - Master Gardeners are willing to share their expertise, seeds, seedlings and enthusiasm with others. Most participate in local plant swaps and plant sales.
  • Volunteer - Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who serve in their communities, churches, neighborhoods, schools and local gardens. There are Master Gardeners in all fifty states.

Master Gardener Help Line 1-877-252-GROW (4769)

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Shelby County Master Gardeners Association

The Alabama Master Gardener Volunteer Program is an educational outreach program provided and administered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.


  • The next SCMGA meeting is on May 9, 2014, at Brandon Rasnick's home.
  • Yard tour and plant exchange - 316 Oakwell Circle, Calera, Al. 
  • Bring sack lunch and a NICE plant (for drawings) and give aways are always welcome.

  • The Alabama Master Gardener 2014 Conference will be held April 28 - 30 in Daphne, AL. Click here for more information and registration.