Living Landscapes

A monthly educational series for adults that offers information about sustainability in your own back yard! All programs are $5 per person and start at 6:00pm unless otherwise noted. Registration is required.

Backyard Chickens

March 2nd

Join Rachel Dawsey, backyard chicken veteran, and Alabama Cooperative Regional Extension Agent, Landon Marks, as they cover the best practices of raising chickens.

Growing Backyard Fruits

April 15th

Learn to grow peaches, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and other backyard fruits. Retired County Extension Agent, Tony Glover, will discuss fruit growing for the home gardener with an emphasis on small fruit that can be grown with minimal or no chemical pest control.

Blooming Planters

May 18th

Dusty Gibbs of Gibbs Garden Center will share his secrets to healthy blooms all summer in potted plants. Participants will make their own 12 inch potted flowers to display for the summer. Cost $30

Succulents - Make and Take

June 22nd

Learn the basics of taking care of succulents, including propagation. Make a succulent planter to take home. Cost $15

Permaculture: Creating Edible Ecosystems

July 20th

Using permaculture principles helps minimize work in the garden while maximizing harvests. Come learn from Dianne Lollar how permaculture principles can work for you.

Growing Berries and Grapes

August 31st

Retired Auburn Experiment Station Director, Arnold Caylor, will share his knowledge on growing blackberries, blueberries and muscadines in North Alabama.

Raising Pigs

September 14th

Learn the basics of raising pigs for your family.

Rain Barrels

October 5th

With floods in the winter and draughts iin the summer, Alabama is the perfect place to harvest rainwater. Learn the basics of collecting your rain, and make a rain barrel to take home. $45 per rain barrel

Cheesemaking

November 9th

Kelly Hayes will teach basic cheesemaking by demonstrating how to make farmer’s cheese, chevre, and more. $10 per person

Grapevine Wreath Making

December 4th (2pm)

Make reusable grapevine wreath and decorate it with our beautiful native evergreens. $15 per person

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