By Tara Barr
Lee County
Extension Coordinator

Be counted in the 2020 Census in March through July. The Census determines state and federal legislative districts and is used to plan for local schools, roads and other projects.
For more information or to participate in the Census, visit, call 334-330-2020.
This online educational series will provide basic gardening and landscaping training for clients in limited space urban areas. Join the Home Grounds team online this spring, starting April 1, to learn about the basics of limited space gardening. These sessions are available every Wednesday at 10 a.m. via Zoom:
April 8 – Attracting Native Pollinators to your Garden with Allyson Shabel
April 15 – Controlling Weeds In your Gardens with Marcus Garner
April 22 – Container Gardens with Roosevelt Robinson
April 29 – Herbs for Urban Gardens with Sallie Lee
May 6 – Bioengineered Foods with Rudy Pacumbaba
To attend the webinar, you must tune in with Zoom using the above link. If you are new to Zoom, follow this link to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.
Development Credits
Professional contact hours are being offered by the Alabama A&M/University of Alabama-Huntsville Regional In-service Center on the PowerSchool platform. To register, review the tutorial video online at: then go to: and register. You must register in order to receive contact hours. Course Title: UANNP/ACES – Urban Green B2B
Webinar Series: Course Number: 24866 Section Number: 371712
Participants can earn up to three contact hours for the entire series.
Call Jacqueline Rogers at 256-372-5771 if you have problems registering on PowerSchool. Contact Rudy Pacumbaba at for more information about this series or other Alabama Extension gardening and landscaping programs. The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team is launching a weekly Facebook Live event called “Q&A FRIDAY!” that can be accessed through their team social media page, This event will be done every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the Farming Basics Mobile App also connects to the Facebook page via the “News” tab. This will be a year-round activity from the horticulture team with multiple speakers scheduled each week. Other SARE, beginning farmer and commercial horticulture program resources are listed in my email signature below. Everyone is invited to participate.
Thank you all for your support. Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A),Extension Professor
AU Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology ACES Commercial Horticulture Program Team Leader
Beginning Farmer and SARE Program State Coordinator 301 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, Cell phone: 251-331-8416.
Beginning Farmer Webpage:
Alabama SARE program:
Farming Basics Mobile App (install free from Apple Store or Google Play Store):
Farming Basics Online Course (4CEUs for ag professionals):