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Mobile Master Gardeners Share Gardening in Our Community

By: Carol Williams, Mobile County Master Gardener |

Pictured left: Bob and Brenda Howard joined by intern Catherine Moates, ’19, volunteer at Market in the Park, Saturday, June 12. (Photo by Carol Williams)

Mobile County Master Gardeners share gardening wisdom from Alabama Cooperative Extension (ACES) at Cathedral Square each Saturday morning beginning in May and extending to July 17. Bob and Brenda Howard, ’19, lead our participation in Market in the Park, an open-air market for farmers and other local vendors sponsored by the City of Mobile. They also participate in a Thursday afternoon market at Dotch Community Center. Sharing our mission with the public, they answer gardening questions, distribute ACES informational articles and websites, and enjoy wonderful conversation with the public about our favorite topic: gardening.

Our Master Gardeners also joined 3 Mile Creek Partnership in CreekFest, Saturday, celebrating their accomplishments in protecting and improving this important waterway through the City of Mobile. Along with Mobile Urban Growers, our members and interns shared gardening information and demonstrations with families who attended the one-day festival at Tricentennial Park. Over 120 people visited our tent to ask questions, receive information, and discuss the art of gardening in Mobile. Some of the children also got to take a planted flower seed home. See Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail (OFFICIAL) ( for more details about 3 Mile Creek.

Master Gardeners sharing gardening information at CreekFest are Don Fry, ’19, Carol Dorsey, ’16, Carol Williams, ’16, Elise Saunders, ’15, and intern Dana Renta, ’20. (Photo, Don Fry)

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