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.
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.
GREENE COUNTY EXTENSION ZOOM SESSIONS (click to register)
November 2, 6:30 pm - Herbs
November 9, 6:30 pm - Edible Landscapes
November 16, 6:30 pm - The Harvest Celebration of 1621
November 23, 6:30 pm - Intro to Herbal Remedies
November 30, 6:30 pm - Celebration of Holiday Plants
NEW NETMGA MASTER GARDENER CLASSES
Due to restricted class size caused by COVID 19 precautions only five current Master Gardeners will be allowed to attend each new Master Gardener class.
There will be an opportunity to sign up for these 5 vacancies each week via SignUpGenius. Current Master Gardeners will receive more information via email.
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10/28 See updates on the Tipton-Haynes project in the Projects and Photo Gallery.
10/5 See Chris' Column for timely tips on Small Engine Maintenance. Learn how to keep your trimmers, blowers, saws and mowers in good working order over the winter.
9/20 Learn about the Unicoi County Hospital project, one of our newest Master Gardener projects, in the Projects and Photo Gallery .
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