Master Gardener Course
The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener training program is designed for anyone interested in gardening, from beginners to experienced gardeners. Volunteer-based service training is provided with the goal of certifying those whoi complete the program so that they can provide the public with research-based information on a variety of horticultural topics.
During the 13-week course, a different topic will be presented in a classroom setting by UT Extension staff, certified Master Gardeners and local experts.
As the weather warms and spring approaches, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County will offer supplemental workshops at their five demonstration gardens to those wishing to enhance their learning experience and get to know other gardeners in their community.
Upon completion of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of continuing education, class "interns" will achieve certification awarded by UT Extension.
2020 classes started February 3rd and are being held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm at Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church, 2846 Lebanon Pike, Donelson, TN 37214
The fee for the 13-week program is $160. Couples may share one handbook and register for $250. The course fee pays for your course materials, name badge and the new Tennessee Master Gardener handbook.
Please email David Cook, Davidson County Extension Agent: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to have your name added to the list to receive 2021 application information in November.
If you live outside Davidson County, to locate your county information go to: https://extension.tennessee.edu/Pages/Office-Locations.aspx
Feb 6 Orientation: What is a Master Gardener & Basic Entomology
Feb 13 Soils & Soil Testing
Feb 20 Basic Botany
Feb 27 Home Vegetable Garden and Tomato Disorders & Diseases
Mar 5 Fruit Trees & Native Pollinators and Beneficials
Mar 12 Wise Water Use
Mar 19 Woody Ornamentals, Trees & Shrubs
Mar 26 Home Lawn Care
Apr 2 Herbaceous Ornamentals (Annuals/Perennials) & Composting/Fermentation
Apr 9 Organic Gardening
Apr 16 Plant Diseases
Apr 23 Landscape CSI: On-Site Plant Diagnosis & Hands-On Activity
Apr 30 Landscape & Garden Design & Reporting Volunteer Hours