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Category: Conservation Conversation

DNA Barcoding of Plant Specimens at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Overview As part of the HudsonAlpha Biotech Academy, high school students from the Madison County area have partnered with the Huntsville Botanical Garden to collect plant samples from native Alabama species and sequence their DNA to create a genetic barcode … Continue reading

International Search for Excellence Award

International Master Gardener 2017 Conference announces the Madison County, AL Morris Elementary School Greenhouse project as a 2nd prize winner for the International Search for Excellence Award in the Youth category! Lead by local MG volunteer Carolyn Wade this award … Continue reading

Giant Amazonian Water Lily

Known as the Giant Amazonian Water lily, Victoria amazonica , named for Queen Victoria in the 1830’s, has blooms that only last two nights!  Tucked between the huge circular leaves, called platters, are single buds that open white the first … Continue reading


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