Birmingham, AL Free Native Plant Dig
It's that time of year again when the Birmingham Beautification Board sponsors the free plant dig. This year's event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 from Noon - 4 p.m. at the New Georgia landfill/dump between North Birmingham and Fultondale, just off I-65. The will post signs on the Interstate hughway and at the exit. Native plants that would otherwise be bulldozed are available. All you have to do is dig them and carry them out. There are a lot of blackberry vines on the property so I suggest you wear long sleeves, long pants and boots. Bring a sharp shovel and burlap bag in which to carry the plants. You might want to bring water for the roots or a large pot to keep the roots from drying out. Also bring water, soft drinks or snacks because they don't sell them. You can call the Birmingham Beautification Board at 205-787-5222 for more information.