Service Hours

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Another gentle reminder that your Master Gardener volunteer hours are due on the State Master Gardener Web Site ASAP. Several have entered your time, but I know of several who have lots of hours but are not been entered as of yet. Please take a few minutes to get this part of your volunteer work up to date so I can… Read more »

Popcorn Garlands

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Anyone willing to make one or two popcorn garlands?  We need one for the JMG tree and one for the MG tree for the Festival of Trees.  I had thought about doing this myself at home.  However, I thought there might be some of you wanting some extra service hours.  Our trees will be 7′ to 8′ each.  We are… Read more »

MG Service Hours Opportunity – Ornament Making

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Come join us for a fun and easy way to get some service hours.  We will be making our new ornaments for the Master Gardener tree at the Gatlinburg Festival of Trees.  Wednesday, November 15 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Extension Office will be our day to make all new ornaments.  Come the entire time or as long as you… Read more »

Amazing Azalea Symposium and an Exclusive Azalea Sale

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Gardens is hosting a half-day symposium on Saturday, November 11, on how to grow and use azaleas in the landscape. The featured speaker will be Don Hyatt, a national authority on azaleas and rhododendrons. The event runs from 8 a.m. until noon. For more information:  https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2017-11-AzaleaSymposium.aspx    

Gatlinburg Post-Fire Planting Guide

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If you are wondering about how to go about recovering and restoring the devastation to plants and animals alike after the devastation of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg caused by the recent fires,  the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council & Tennessee Native Plant Society have teamed up to create a brochure that will help.  The fire destroyed many of the native plants that provide shelter and food for… Read more »

June 7 & 8, 2017 Junior Master Gardener Camp

This year’s camp dates are June 7 & 8 with Bridgemont Camp once again. This is the same place we have been the last few years. We just love it there and it is a perfect fit for our group. So mark those calendars now and we hope you will be willing to come and help some this year. Whether… Read more »

TN Central Region Master Gardener Summer Workshop

When: June 30th Where: Ellington Ag Center, Nashville T Choose three morning educational sessions from: Hands on plant diagnostics Plant CSI tours of the ag Center grounds Tour of the MG DC  demonstration garden Selecting and leading service projects Engaging interns Networking with other officers Lunch will befollowed by “Plant this Instead” presented by Troy Marden For more information, session descriptions, and registration  go to: Central… Read more »

Farmers’ Market Fresh

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Linda Hyder, Family Consumer Science Agent, UT Extension Sevier County, will be presenting a program called “Farmers’ Market Fresh”. This program will be held each Friday from 1 July thru 5 August, 2016 at the Servierville Downtown Farmers’ Market from 9:00 to 1:30. The objective of program is to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption by limited resource families. It is… Read more »