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.
February Membership Meeting on ZOOM
Monday, February 1
NETMGA projects will be featured at this ZOOM meeting.
Please join us for our first meeting in 2021.
Members will receive a Zoom invitation.
While social distancing requirements are in effect, Master Gardeners may earn CEU credits by watching or participating in online teaching sessions, particularly those offered through Extension.
Friday Focus from UT Extension Master Gardeners for 2021
This series is for Tennessee Master Gardeners ONLY!
Our Friday Focus series continues
this year (with some pretty cool surprises in store for you throughout the year).
The dates are:
January 29th - Home Fruit in Murfreesboro
March 26th - Botanic Gardens in Nashville
May 7, 14, 21, 28 - TN State Park Spotlight Tours
July 23rd - Turf and Cut Flowers
September 24th - Arboretums
November 19th - Plants of the Season
Third Thursdays from UT Extension Master Gardeners
The state Tennessee Extension Master Gardener (TEMG), Fruit & Veggie, and Sustainable Landscape Teams are joining together to offer in-depth (one hour) gardening classes (open for both Master Gardeners AND the general public). Join us on the following Thursdays:
May 20th - Home Fruit and Vegetables
June 24th - Ornamentals
July 15th - Home Fruit and Vegetables
August 19th - Ornamentals
October 21st - Live from Opryland Conservatory
Melody's Monday Musings for 2021
Melody Rose, County Extension Agent for Greene County, will be hosting a wide variety of horticultural information sessions during 2021. Click on the link below to see the list of sessions (both Zoom and non-Zoom sessions). Registration is required, but is free.
Washington County Extension Gardening Webinars for Spring, 2021
Adam Watson, County Extension Agent for Washington County, will be hosting free gardening webinars during the Spring, 2021. Click on the dates in the following listing to register for the webinar.
Learn your options for controlling insect and disease pests in your backyard fruit trees.
Learn how to prune your trees. Pruning is an essential task for tree health and quality fruit production.
For gardeners with some experience, but all welcome. Learn how to plan for a successful garden year.
For beginning gardeners. A broad overview of basics.
Learn how to produce your own transplants to add variety to your garden.
Learn how you can grow flowers from seed.
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