Lunch ‘N Learn for February, 2018

Master Gardeners of North Alabama (MGNA), in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), will again present a weekly series of FREE hour-long ‘Lunch ’n’ Learn’ educational workshops.  A great lineup of topics and presenters will begin our year.

All workshops will be held from 11:30-12:30 at the Dublin Park Conference Center, 8324 Madison Pike, Madison..You do not have to be a Master Gardener to attend.  All are invited to bring your lunch and enjoy the program..  Registration is required and you can register online or by calling (256-430-0555) or emailing:

Date Topic Presenter
Feb. 6 Eating to Feel Better Nancy Billings, MG
Feb. 13 What Pests are Buggin’ You in the Garden? Chris Becker, Limestone County Extension Coordinator
Feb. 20 Attracting Butterflies to your Garden Jennifer Johnson, MG
Feb. 27 Composting Bill Fuller, MG


The first workshop on February 6 will will be taught by Master Gardener, Nancy Billings. This workshop will help you learn more healthful eating habits, especially by incorporating more fresh plant-based dishes. Nancy has B.S. in Education from Missouri State and and M.S. in Education from the University of Missouri. She taught school for 26yrs before retiring. Her interests include quilting, traveling, genealogy, reading, and flower arranging.

The following week Limestone County Extension Agent Chris Becker will present “What Pests Are Buggin’ You in the Garden?” Chris is entertaining and animated as well as well-versed in both outdoor and indoor insect, arachnid, and arthropod pests, so take advantage of his depth and breadth of knowledge!

Subsequent weeks will include how to welcome butterfly pollinators to your gardens, by MG Jennifer Johnson, and Composting tips, tricks, and a demonstration of using wire compost bins by MGNA’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Bill Fuller. Bill, has been educating the public about composting for many years.

Don’t miss this informative, entertaining, and FREE series.  And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook (search for “Master Gardeners of North Alabama”) to keep up with our workshops, classes, and events, as well as getting daily horticultural and wildlife-related articles!