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The 2020 Scholarship Application form and Guidelines are posted to the Grants and Scholarships page.


Need a speaker? As a community service, the Memphis Area Master Gardeners provides a diverse group of speakers, at no charge, to schools, clubs, and other interested organizations. All topics are horticulture related. 

A minimum of three weeks' advance notice is required. We will try to fulfill each request. Please include your name, phone number, and email address, group name, date, time and location of meeting and number of attendees.

Contact Speakers Bureau


Click for a listing of available topics

(updated February 20 2020)

This week on The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South,  University of Memphis Director of Landscape,  Joellen Dimond talks about daffodils. Also, Retired UT Extension agent, Mike Dennison, talks about using pre-emergent herbicides to beat the weeds before they sprout. Itís the last episode of the year. Join us again in March for more new episodes of The Family Plot.

Host:  Dr. Chris Cooper 

          UT Extension Agent

Guest: Joellen Dimond - https://www.memphis.edu

Guest : Mike Dennison- Retired UT Extension Agent

Remember you can see past episodes

 and segments anytime at:

The Family Plot Website or

View past episodes of The Family Plot

Production funding for The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, is provided by Good Winds Landscape and Garden Center and International Paper.

Growing In Our Community

The Victory Garden video (click to view)


What does go on at the


Extension Service?

Check out this interview with

Dr. Christopher Cooper

and Debby Hall of WREC




2020 MAMG Calendar

Starting December 14 available at Novel, Wild Birds Unlimited, Dan West, Urban Earth, Memphis Botanic Garden, Millstone Market, Palladio Gardens and Dixon Gallery & Gardens while supplies last.

       Issues with your garden or grass? 

        Recommendation: read Soil Test page

            Print Form: Soil & Media Information Sheet

     Why: check with Dr. Christopher Cooper 


CVG receives City Beautification Award

Memphis Area Master Gardener

 Demonstration Garden

Plant A Row (PAR) Collierville Victory Garden

Food Produced at PAR Collierville Garden

 by Memphis Area Master Gardeners

Donated to: Collierville Food Pantry, Catholic Charities of West TN, and Moriah House.


Bouquets delivered to Page Robbins Adult Day Center and Collierville Christian Church

UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Suite B, Box 21
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240