How to become a Northeast Tennessee Master Gardener
The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service provides training for future Master Gardeners. A series of fourteen classes begins August. Classes alternate from day to evening in successive years. Classes will be held at the Ron Ramsey Regional Agricultural Center, 140 Spurgeon Lane, Blountville. A horticultural notebook is provided as part of the class fee. Extension agents and other experts share their knowledge and experience. Certificates of attendance are issued to those who complete the required number of classes. To obtain a Master Gardener Certificate, 40 volunteer hours and 8 continuing education units must be completed within the first year. To retain certification, each Master Gardener must complete 25 volunteer hours and 8 continuing education credits each year.
Chris Ramsey, the Sullivan County Extension Agent, is the program advisor. Contact him at 423-574-1919 for additional information or to sign up for the program.
2020 Master Gardener Classes
NETMGA will be offering the new Master Gardener classes beginning on Thursday August 6. Classes will meet on Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and run through November. Meeting location is expected to be at the Ron Ramsey Agricultural Center in Blountville. Fees and speakers to be announced. Application forms should be mailed to:
Sullivan County Extension
140 Spurgeon Lane
Blountville, TN 37617