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Raking bright orange and yellow fall leaves, text Urban Green Back 2 Basics

Join the Alabama Extension Home Grounds team for the Urban Green: Back 2 Basics Wednesdays webinar series. This live online educational series provides basic gardening and landscaping training for individuals in limited space urban areas.

Tune in on Wednesdays

When: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. CT
Where: The webinars are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format. They are also available through Facebook Live on the Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs Facebook page.


Registration is required to attend this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visit www.aces.edu/go/B2Bzoom to register.

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.

Dates and Topics

  • August 5 – Lights Out? Are Lightning Bugs in Peril? with Lori Tolley-Jordan, Jacksonville State University
  • August 12 – Pest Identification and Control for Home Gardens with Chris Becker
  • August 19 – Hay Bale Gardens with Allyson Shabel
  • September 2 – Fall & Winter Lawn Care with Tim Crow
  • September 9 – Backyard Wildlife with Marcus Garner
  • September 16 – Trap Cropping & Pest Exclusion System for Home Gardens with Ayanava Majumdar
  • September 23 – Basic Xeriscape Landscaping with Hayes Jackson
  • September 30 – Ornamental Grasses, the other Grass in the Landscape with Rudy Pacumbaba
  • October 7 – Home Garden Vegetable Organic & Chemical Insecticide Overview with Ayanava Majumdar
  • October 14 – To be announced
  • October 21 – Composting & Vermiculture with Roosevelt Robinson
  • October 28 – Backyard Birds & Bird Watching with Roosevelt Robinson

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Previously Aired Webinar Sessions

  • April 1 – Getting Ready to Garden with Hayes Jackson
  • April 8 – Controlling Weeds In your Gardens with Marcus Garner
  • April 15 – Attracting Native Pollinators to your Garden with Allyson Shabel
  • April 22 – Container Gardens with Roosevelt Robinson
  • April 29 – Herbs for Urban Gardens with Sallie Lee
  • May 6 – Bioengineered Foods with Rudy Pacumbaba
  • May 13 – Tool Talk with Hayes Jackson
  • May 20 – Equipment Maintenance with Marcus Garner
  • May 27 – Five Fabulous Perennials with Allyson Shabel
  • June 3 – Kitchen-Scrap Gardening: Growing Tasty, Healthy Produce from Clean Kitchen Scraps with Roosevelt Robinson
  • June 10 – 10 Most Wanted Bugs in your Garden with Sallie Lee
  • June 17 – Saving Time & Water with Irrigation with Rudy Pacumbaba
  • July 8 – Backyard Tomatoes with Mallory Kelly
  • July 15 – Great Trees for Urban Gardens with Sallie Lee
  • July 22 – Disease Identification and Management in the Home Vegetable Garden with Edward Sikora
  • July 29 – 10 Underused Woody Shrubs for Alabama Landscapes with Tony Glover

More Information

Contact Rudy Pacumbaba for more information about this series, to receive a link to a previously aired webinar, or to learn about other Home Grounds gardening and landscaping programs.

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