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April 22, 2017 SCAMGA Annual Flower and Garden Show and Sale

Mark the date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 for the 12th Annual SCAMGA Flower and Garden Show and Sale presented by the University of Tennessee Extension Service and the Sevier County Area Master Gardeners Association. Rain or Shine, it’s inside!  Proceeds of the event support Master Gardeners’ programs including 4-H Club, UT Intern scholarships, community service projects and educational programs. Many vendors… 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 »

Gardening Classes Open to the Public

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We will be offering a series starting this month called Twilight in The Garden at the Sevier County Extension Office,  752 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37862 Phone:(865) 453-3695 Classes will be a hour each and are held in the Teaching Patch garden open to the public to come learn while visiting our garden. This class will be the 4th Thursday of each… Read more »

Common Butterflies

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As you are working out in your yard this spring, keep an eye out for these butterflies common to our area by Glenna Julian & Lois Worthington. Glenna and Lois will be presenting the following topics at the 2016 Wilderness Wildlife Week at the LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN this week. Thursday: 9 – 10 AM: Swallowtail & Fritillary Butterflies: Glenna… Read more »

Hot Peppers

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Habanero Peppers

By Roger Simpson (1947-2015) People who raise and eat hot peppers are a subculture of their own. Even within pepper heads, there are those who pride themselves on only eating the hottest peppers. This article will attempt to explain to ordinary folks the differences between varieties of these old and useful plants. As with most of our food plants, the… Read more »

Junior MG News

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From the JMG Kids and Teachers: Thank you to everyone that supported our booth at the Plant Sale. We netted over $500! That will go a long way to support JMG Camp and our other educational activities. We couldn’t run this program without your support! And to further support the club, we are selling our T-shirts for $12. Our new… Read more »