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.


2022 New Master Gardener Classes

NETMGA will be offering the new Master Gardener classes beginning on  January 25.  Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. – noon and run through April.  Meeting location will be at the Ron Ramsey Agricultural Center in Blountville. Sullivan County Extension

140 Spurgeon Lane
Blountville, TN 37617

For more info call (423)574-1919 or email

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