If you want to dig deeper into gardening, you are on fertile ground. Plow through our pages to find all the dirt on gardening in the MidSouth and activities of local Master Gardeners. We are compost of people from all parts of the country, both natives and transplants. Our knowledge stems from classes offered by the UT Extension in Shelby County. Rooted in a tradition of Tennessee volunteerism, we branch out, growing community projects and planting seeds of knowledge wherever we can cultivate an audience. Weed love for you to learn more about us so you can reap the rewards of good gardening. Leaf a message for the webmaster if you have any questions.




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

This week on The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, Mike Dennison shows how to build a blackberry trellis. Also, UT Extension Shelby County Master Gardener Stephan Leonard talks about the basics of hydroponics. Watch on WKNO Saturday at 3 or check your local public television listings for times.

Host:  Dr. Chris Cooper 

          UT Extension Agent

Guests: Mike Dennison

            Stephan Leonard

Family Plot airs on WKNO Saturday, July 4 at 3:00 and Sunday, July 05 at 12:30.  It also is one WKNO2 on Saturday, July 04 at 2:00 and 6:30 and Sunday, July 05 at 2:30 and Thursday, July 9 at 11:00 am.

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.


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)

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




2021 Application 
for Master Gardener Program

MG Application available to download

 27 May 2020 thru 31 July 2020

Please fill out both pages




       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