The TEMG Master Gardener Program
The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener (TEMG) Program is a volunteer service organization offered by the University of Tennessee Extension. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to train citizens as horticulture educators and environmental stewards for their communities. All volunteers are trained with 40 hours of horticultural classes and return 40 hours of volunteer community service through their Extension office along with 8 additional continuing education hours. Recertification is necessary with 25 hours of service and 8 hours of continuing education on a yearly basis to maintain certified status.
Volunteers work in partnership with their counties to expand the educational outreach by providing home gardeners with researched-based information. These volunteers, known as Extension Master Gardeners, support the Extension Service by…
The certification requirements for a Tennessee Extension Master Gardener are as follows:
If you live outside Davidson County, to locate your county extension information go to: UT Extension County Offices
TEMG Training Topics include:
The 2024 Davidson County Master Gardener ClassesThank you for your interest in joining the Master Gardeners of Davidson County! We recently finished our 2023 class. The next training is Spring 2024 (January-May).
Applications open in August. They will be posted on our website here with information and due dates for submission. Submitting an application is not guaranteed enrollment.
While there are no prerequisites to join the class, we receive a very high volume of applicants. Due to the volume we receive, informal interviews are conducted. While we try to accommodate all interested, please understand we have limited space. Priority is given to Davidson County residents.
Cost is $200 for the 14 week course and includes a textbook and all training materials.
Thank you for your interest in the Master Gardeners of Davidson County Training program.