The Master Gardener Program is offered by the University of Tennessee Extension. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to train people as horticultural-educated volunteers. These volunteers work in partnership with their counties to expand the educational outreach, providing home ga​rdeners with researched-based information. Each volunteer has been trained with 40 hours of horticultural education, and keeps updated with continuing education events.


The Northeast Master Gardener Association (NETMGA) membership includes  volunteers from Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington, Carter and Unicoi Counties. Their many activities include information booths at various home and farm shows, answering Ask-a-Master Gardener phone calls, teaching classes in the community, and organizing new Master Gardener classes. Their presence can be seen in many local historic site gardens, demonstration gardens and community vegetable gardens.





Certified Master Gardeners may earn CEUs by attending classes for the new Master Gardeners.  Most classes take place on Thursday evenings starting at 5:30.  See the schedule below for a list of exact dates and speakers. Contact Chris if you have questions. 423 279 2723  

*** The location of the class on September 25 has been changed to Evergreen of Colonial Heights.*** 

2018 MG Class Schedule.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [156.7 KB]


NETMGA Membership Meeting

Monday, October 1, 2018

6:00 p.m. Networking and Fellowship 

6:30 p.m. Program Begins

Ron Ramsey Regional Ag Center 

140 Spurgeon Lane, Blountville, TN 


Members are welcome to bring a light snack to share during the fellowship time.


Sheila Mathes from Evergreen of Johnson City will present a program on houseplants.  She will discuss the benefits of growing house plants and alert us to the safety issues involving pets and plants.




***** READ ALL ABOUT IT ****


9/14 Chris offers timely advice for fall tree planting in his article

"Plan Before Planting Trees," in Chris' Column.


9/5  Learn about our newest Master Gardener project, the Branch House, in the Projects and Photo Gallery.  


8/26  See Chris' Column for his thoughts on "Too Many Wild Neighbors." 


8/25  See new information and photos for the Rocky Mount Living History Museum in the Project and Photo Gallery. 


8/21  Check out the new information and photos for the Church Hill Senior Center Garden in the Projects and Photo Gallery. 


8/6  Hay, Hay! Chris comments on forage quality, use of forage, and analyzation of hay in Chris' Column "Wet Year Will Impact Forage Quality."


7/24  Read new information about the Johnson City Public Library Garden in the Projects and Photo Gallery. * 8/20  - See work day schedule change on the web page. 


7/23  Read new information on the Crumley House Therapeutic Garden in the Projects and Photo Gallery. 





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