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 gardeners 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
NETMGA Membership Meeting
MONDAY, December 10
Ron Ramsey Regional Ag Center
A dinner meeting is planned for December. Meat and drinks will be provided. Members are asked to bring a favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert. Members may bring one guest. RSVP to Jane by December 5. See more details below in the attached invitation.
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
It’s time to pay your dues for 2019. You may mail the membership form and a check to Sally or pay at the December 10 dinner.
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10/29 UT-TSU Extension Sullivan County can help identify your garden pest and make a recommendation for controlling the pest. See Chris' Column for how to utilize the diagnostic service offered through his office.
10/27 Learn about our newest Master Gardener project, the Branch House, in the Projects and Photo Gallery. New photos added.
10/8 See Chris' Column for tips on how to "Control Plantain in Hay and Pasture."
9/14 Chris offers timely advice for fall tree planting in his article
"Plan Before Planting Trees," in Chris' Column.
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