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Memphis Area Master Gardener

2019 Recipients of Mary Wade Scholarships

Sydney Josephine Beltran, Bryanna Nicole Fayne, Zoe Christine Woody, and Anna Katherine Armour


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 12 February 2019)

This week on The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, University of Memphis Director of Landscape, Joellen Dimon,  plants winter flowers in the Family Plot flower garden. Also, retired UT Extension Agent, Mike Dennison, identifies and gives the treatment for the six most apple tree diseases.

Host:  Dr. Chris Cooper 

          UT Extension Agent

Guest: JoEllen Dimon

University of Memphis

Guest : Mike Dennison

Retired UT Extension Agent


The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South airs Saturday, Oct 12th, at 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, Oct 13th, at 12:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10.

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.


What does go on at the


Extension Service?

Check out this interview with

Dr. Christopher Cooper

and Debby Hall of WREC




       Issues with your garden or grass? 

        Recommendation: read Soil Test page

            Print Form: Soil & Media Information Sheet

     Why: check with Dr. Christopher Cooper 


Bouquets of Joy

Memphis Area Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

Plant A Row (PAR)

Food Produced at PAR Collierville Garden by Memphis Area Master Gardeners

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

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

Growing In Our Community

The Victory Garden video (click to view)

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