The mission of the University of Tennessee Master Gardener Extension Program is to provide in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Tennessee who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education. The Master Gardener Program throughout Tennessee promotes and raises public awareness of the University of Tennessee Extension as a source of unbiased, research based gardening information.
The Sevier County Area Master Gardener Association was organized in 1994. The first Master Gardener training course was held early in 1995 with thirty student attendees. Sevier County Extension Agent Alan Bruhin presented the classes with the assistance of other county Extension Agents. SCAMGA has grown from this small beginning to a large, entirely volunteer organization in the vanguard of the distribution of information that Sevier County citizens can rely on for landscapes and gardens. Master Gardener Classes are held once a year or more often, as needed.
What is a Master Gardener? How do you become a Master Gardener? What kinds of things does a Master Gardener do? Look here for the answers to these and other questions.
For more information or to sign up for the next class contact us: Sevier County Extension Office, 704 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, TN 37862, Phone: (865) 453-3695 | Fax: (865) 429-7643. Office Hours : Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.