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 will start the first or second week of February and be 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 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
Week 1 Orientation: What is a Master Gardener?
Week 2 Soils & Soil Testing
Week 3 Woody Ornamentals
Week 4 Trees & Shrubs
Week 5 Plant Diseases
Week 6 Home Vegetable Gardening & Tomato Disorders & Diseases
Week 7 Organic Gardening
Week 8 Fruit Trees
Week 9 Basic Botany
Week 10 Herbaceous Ornamentals – Annuals & Perennials
Week 11 Composting & Fermentation
Week 12 Home Lawn Care & Landscape CSI
Week 13 Landscape & Garden Design