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, June 3, 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 


Christy Shivell will be presenting "Care and Keeping of the Gardener; Tips to

Avoid Garden Variety Aches and Pains."


CEU Opportunities


Appalachian Heritage Festival

Saturday,June 1

9:00 - 5:00 

Ramsey Regional Ag Center 

140 Spurgeon Lane, Blountville, TN 


This event is presented by NETMGA to encourage and support home horticulture while focusing on native Appalachian culture.

See the Festival tab above for a complete list of activities and speakers. 






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