We appear ahead to walk-in readers, cell phone calls, e-mails, Facebook messages, postcards, telegrams, provider pigeon messages, cuneiform tablets and other techniques that Etowah County residents get to out to us with concerns on Extension subjects here at the Extension Business.
Our calls are inclined to change by subject, and of training course by seasonably related topics. This time of 12 months, the vast the greater part of our phone calls have a tendency to be about gardens and vegetation. Irrespective of whether landscaping or vegetable backyard garden, we know we’ll be fielding calls about how to consider care of ailing azaleas or temperamental tomatoes.
We have a single much more way to get solutions to all those thoughts that you might not know about. We have a Hotline that can take calls from people, working day in and working day out, staffed by Learn Gardeners throughout the state. It is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday via Friday at 1-877-ALA-Grow (1-877-252-4769).
When you contact the Hotline, you are not going to get solutions from just any one, you are going to be speaking with volunteer Learn Gardeners who have graduated from a rigorous instructional system. The Grasp Gardeners function with Extension agents and experts to be certain that their responses are substantial high-quality, investigate backed info.
Our Etowah County Master Gardeners are an amazing and varied team of individuals with special backgrounds, but bound alongside one another by a love of gardening and determination to community assistance. Their team is not only a yard club, but a volunteer firm.
Our Grasp Gardeners work on group jobs like planting at Habitat for Humanity homes and group gardens, but also are concerned in answering the Hotline. So, give it a contact with your future gardening problem and you might just be chatting with an Etowah County volunteer.
For added help, make contact with the Etowah County Extension Workplace at 256-547-7936, or stop by us on the fourth floor of the Etowah County Courthouse, 800 Forrest Ave. in Gadsden. You also can find us on Facebook at https://bit.ly/3otwUdl or on the web at https://bit.ly/3yniPCx.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension Process (Alabama A&M College and Auburn University) is an equal-chance educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! Please let us know if you have accessibility requires.
Eric Wright is extension coordinator for the Etowah County Extension Business.