WELCOME

 

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.

 



NEWS

 

Dear Master Gardeners,

Currently, all UT and TSU Extension Face to Face meetings have been cancelled starting March 16 and continuing through April 30.*  I’ll keep you updated as changes in the status of the Extension Office and Master Gardener Program develop.

 

Thanks,

Chris Ramsey

County Director and Extension Agent

140 Spurgeon Lane

Blountville, TN 37617

423 – 574-1961 Office

423 – 646-9043 Cell

 

*UT face-to-face meetings are now cancelled through July 31.

 

 

NEW MASTER GARDENER CLASSES

 

August 6 – November 19

Thursday evenings 6:00 - 8:30

Ron Ramsey Regional Agricultural Center

149 Spurgeon Lane

Blountville, TN

Cost $185.00

 

 

IT’S TIME TO TAKE THE CLASS!

Register now for fall classes to become a volunteer master gardener. Learn the best gardening methods from UT trained experts, then volunteer your talents in your community!

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the first four classes will be by Zoom. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Deadline to register is August 3.

Contact Chris Ramsey for more information.  (423) 574-1919

MG CLASS APPLICATION.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]

 

 

Membership Meeting 

Monday, October 5 

6:00 p.m.

Ron Ramsey Agricultural Regional Center

140 Spurgeon Lane

Blountville,TN  

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

CEU Opportunities

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. 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY EXTENSION ZOOM SESSIONS

 

July 23, 6:30 pm  -  Fall Vegetable Gardening  (click to register)

 

July 30, 6:30 pm  -  What's Bugging My Houseplants  (click to register)

 

 

 

GREENE COUNTY EXTENSION ZOOM SESSIONS (click to register)

 

August 10, 6:30 pm  -  Intro to Organic Home Gardening

 

August 17, 6:30 pm  -  Cleaning up the Garden for Winter

 

August 24, 6:30 pm  -  Soil Basics and Crop Rotation

 

August 31, 6:30 pm  -  Cover Crops

 

September 21, 6:30 pm  -  The Appalachian Range

 

October 5, 6:30 pm  -  Hike the Appalachian Trail

 

October 12, 6:30 pm  -  Appalachian Woodland Plants

 

October 19, 6:30 pm  -  Native Plant Species

 

October 26, 6:30 pm  -  Appalachian Folklore

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

***** READ ALL ABOUT IT ****

 

8/3 See Chris' Column for information about the upcoming Master Gardener classes. 

 

 

 

 

    

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