Invasive plant management workshop Aug. 1
If you have a plant or vine that is taking over your yard, garden, or fields, make plans to attend the Talladega County Extension Office’s Invasive Plant Management Workshop Aug. 1 at the Extension Office located at 132 N. Court St. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a one hour break for lunch. The topics include “Ecology and Impacts of Invasive Plants,” “Invasive Plant Identification,” “Silviculture and Invasive Plants: Important Considerations,” “Invasive Plant Control Part I,” “Invasive Plant Control Part II,” and “Aquatic Weed Identification and Control.

Please pre-register by calling the Extension Office at 256-362-6187. Snacks and Drinks will be provided. If you would like to bring a sack lunch, drinks will be available and you will not have to leave for lunch. Please invite others who might be interested. Also, the Extension Office is still taking registration for the Master Gardner class.

The Extension Farmers Markets are going great, according to Extension Coordinator Wanda Jurriaans.

“We have Saturday markets in Munford and Lincoln and a Friday market in Talladega,” she said. “Shopping has really been good and we have had great produce. If you know of local vendors who would like to participate, please have them contact Becky Moore for the Munford Market by e-mail at beckymoore23@yahoo.com or telephone 256-223-3333; for the Lincoln Market, contact Roben Duncan by e-mail at lprd@centurytel.net or telephone 205-763-1006 and for the Talladega Market ,contact Keith Loggins by e-mail at kloggins@alabamateenchallenge.org or telephone 205-763-0855.

“Help support our local producers by letting them know about the markets and please get the word out to shoppers,” Jurriaans said, “There is nothing better than fresh local produce. We also have local honey, homemade breads and baked products, homemade soaps, dehydrated soup mixture and a variety of local handmade items good for back to school and holiday gifts.”

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