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.



NETMGA Membership Meeting

Monday, October 7,2019

6:00 Meet and Greet  Members are welcome to bring a snack to share.

6:30 Program begins

Ramsey Regional Ag Center 

140 Spurgeon Lane, Blountville, TN 


Program:  Winter Sowing

Come and learn all about Winter Sowing!  This class will be taught by Gail Olson who is a member of Washington County VA Master Gardeners.  Gail has practiced this technique for several years and will give us instructions on how to, as well as do's and don'ts.  Each member will prepare a container to take home and try it themselves.  If you are thinking of turning your lawn into a meadow, then Gail is a person you want to talk to about her techniques.  She and her husband have also done this on their property outside Bristol.



Master Gardeners are invited to attend the new Master Gardener training sessions to help to meet CEU requirements.  See the class schedule below.

2019 Class Schedule updated on 9/10
Copy of MG CLASS SCHED (002) updated.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [442.8 KB]



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