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.





Check out the Grants & Scholarships page. 

Guideline information and application documents (2018) for the scholarships are posted for both graduating high school students and for College students currently attending school.


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 January 2018)

This week on the Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, we have a special episode - it's 90 minutes! And we've got lots of great stuff: gardening terms with Dr. Lelia Kelly; crape myrtle pruning with Wes Hopper; growing grapes with Mike Dennison and building a hoop house with Stephan Leonard. And, we also will be answering lots of viewer questions. Also, you will have the change to support your favorite gardening show and get some Family Plot Swag.


Chris Cooper

UT Extension Agent, Shelby County

Dr. Lelia Kelly - Horticulture Expert 

Wes Hopper - Certified Arborist

Mike Dennison - Retired UT Ext Agent
Stephan Leonard - Master Gardener

You can watch previous episodes online at  http://www.familyplotgarden.com/full-episodes-online.html

The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, airs Saturday, March 17th  at 3:00 pm and Sunday, March 18th at 12:30 pm on WKNO/Channel 10. It also airs Saturday, March 17th at 3:00 and Thursday, March 22nd at 11:00 am on WKNO2 (available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 910.

Production Funding for The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South is provided by Good WInds Landscape and Garden Center, International Paper Foundation, and  Dixon Gallery & Gardens.


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 

                PAR  COLLIERVILLE VICTORY GARDEN         

          Juliet tomato;burgundy okra;black beauty        

                   eggplant; and banana peppers       

               Ag Tech Youth Summer Program-

                 planting, composting, learning

                 Zinnia bouquets to brighten the day!

Memphis Area Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

Plant A Row (PAR)


Foods produced by

Memphis Area Master Gardeners:       

  PAR Collierville Victory Garden -  4180 lbs

Bouquets Delivered -   YTD  234

Given to:   Collierville Food Pantry, 

Resurrection Catholic School, 

 Moriah House and Page Robbins Adult Day Center 

MAMG 2016 Poundage: 4772 pounds

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