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.




2020 NETMGA Membership Dues

It’s time to pay your dues for 2020. You may print off the membership form below and mail it to the address listed, or bring the form to the February Recognition Dinner. Late fees will apply after February 3.


2020 NETMGA Membership Application Mail [...]
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Monday, February 3, 2020


Ramsey Regional Ag Center 

140 Spurgeon Lane, Blountville, TN 


Save the date. Details to be announced. 




Welcome Master Gardener Class of 2019

Seventeen new students have completed their studies and begun their journey as interns in the Master Gardener program.  

Welcome to NETMGA. We look forward to getting to know you.



Tennessee Extension Master Gardener

State Conference

June 11-13, 2020

Hosted by Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners


Exciting plans are underway for the 2020 Master Gardener State Conference, which will be held next June in the Tri-Cities. Make plans to attend, and look for opportunities to help with the festivities!


Come and enjoy three fabulous days of activities, sessions, tours, workshops, food, and fellowship with other MGs and share the best of East Tennessee with our MG colleagues from across the state.

Thursday, June 11th: Pre-conference afternoon session on Herbs or fishing experience followed by a late afternoon visit to Bays Mountain, including dinner.

Friday, June 12th: Traditional conference format at the Ron Ramsey Agricultural Center with great topics by renowned speakers, concluding with a delicious farm to fork dinner.

Saturday, June 13th: In depth horticultural topics and tours to Rocky Mount, Steele Creek Park or a local farm, ending with a tour of Roan Mountain during our peak Rhododendron season.




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11/25  See Chris' column for advice on choosing a Christmas tree.


11/04  Chris offers timely advice about insects invading homes. See Chris' Column for more information. 








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