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FACES & PLACES: Master Gardeners, Henley help county blossom

Published 8:48am Thursday, August 1, 2013

“We need to celebrate more,” she said. “We need to recognize our members and the work they’re doing. They work hard. They are kind, sweet, generous people.”

Henley said CCMGA seeks members of all ages and, contrary to popular belief, all abilities.

“There’s a need for people to do things other than dig and haul,” Henley said, mentioning the group’s need for people adept at writing grants, news releases and organizing publicity efforts.

The Chilton County Master Gardeners Program is offered on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. January–March.

Those interested in membership may submit an application (available at Ccmga.aces.edu or the Chilton County Extension Office) and registration fees.

Members are required to have at least 10 continuing education hours per year.

“Each season is a little improvement,” Henley said. “We don’t have to have it perfect every time, but we’re moving toward improvement.”

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