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 MAMG                  SPEAKERS  BUREAU
 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.

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This week on The Family Plot: it's our final episode of the year. Before we go dormant for the winter Chris Cooper and his guests are going to try and get you through the winter months with advice on things you could be doing.


Chris Cooper - UT Extension Agent, Shelby County


Tonya Ashworth - UT Extension Agent, Fayette County

Walter Battle - UT Extension Director, Haywood County

Booker T. Leigh - UT Extension Agent, Shelby County

The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South airs Thursday, November 27 at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10. It also airs Saturday, November 29 at 4:00 p.m. 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




MAMG Scholarships

 Area Master Gardeners are proud to introduce three scholarship recipients for 2014.

Margaret Grace Haltom
White Station High School

University of Virginia
Environmental Science

Kristen Williams
Collierville High School

Southwest Community College
UT Martin

Hayden Quick
Home School

Mississippi State University
Agricultural Engineering

Memphis Area Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens

Plant A Row (PAR)


Foods produced by Memphis Area Master Gardeners: 

            PAR- Davies  - 1652 lbs YTD 

  PAR Collierville Victory Garden -   3097 lbs YTD

Given to:   Collierville Food Pantry, Fayette Cares,

Salvation Army Center of Hope,

 and the YWCA Women's Shelter







         MAMG 2015 Calendar Available

       Public newsletter:Vol 1 Issue 2 April Diggin In 

                 posted and ready for you to enjoy!

                        Don't miss it!


Representing the newly graduated Master Gardener Class of 2014

Winners of Greenest Scarecrow!
"Gone to Pot

sponsored by Kirby Woods Garden Club

Check out the Scarecrow Parade at Lichterman Nature Center

          Savoy Cabbage- PAR Davies

    Red Cabbage from PAR Davies

PAR Collierville Victory Garden
Girl Scouts picked and arranged zinnias
to be donated to Rehab Center

           MG harvesting mustard greens 
           PAR Collierville Victory Garden          

     Harvest headed for the Food Pantry 



    What does go on at the


    Extension Service?

    Check out this interview with

    Dr. Christopher Cooper

    and Debby Hall of WREC



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