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Kerry Smith – Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Kerry Smith – Alabama Cooperative Extension System

On January 24, Birmingham Botanical Gardens welcomes Kerry Smith as the featured speaker at the 48th Annual Member Celebration.

Kerry Smith is the Home Grounds team Co-leader in the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  Working with County and Regional Extension personnel she develops, supports and delivers programs that inspire smart yards for home landscapes.  Kerry is also the State Program Coordinator for the Alabama Master Gardener Program, a large volunteer group assisting the same mission of promoting sustainable, smart yard landscapes. 

Most recently Kerry was an Interpretive Horticulturist with the Education Department at Callaway Gardens.  She has also been a school teacher, an estate gardener, and many things in between.  

A native of north Florida, she earned a Master of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University with a minor in Urban Forestry.  She inherited a love of flowers from her mother’s daylilies and an appreciation of the earth from her father’s vegetable rows.  Her family now includes Chris, her husband and avid plant rescuer, and a 19 lb. menace named Scooby. 

 To learn more about the Annual Member Celebration, visit There, you can also reserve your seats online.