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Due to numerous Farmers Markets the listings within the calendar format is prohibitive so we have listed all on a form(printable) with information for each market. 

Sun Aug 28, 2016 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society: Cattleya Orchid Care
John Stubbings from Clown Alley Orchids presents the program "Cattleya Orchid Care." Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Wed Aug 31, 2016 10 AM

Turf Plot Demonstration
Shelby County Extension Service has put in nine varieties of turf grass. Booker T. Leigh, Extension Agent, discusses maintenance, pH level, fertilizer requirements and disease control for each grass. Come out and see what grass you might want in your landscape.
Location: Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Wed Sep 07, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisorís Class
Class Dates: Sept. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and Oct. 5th
Class size limited, please register early. Application link below.
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations,
and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies. Instructors include Eric Bridges, Director of Operations, Overton Park Conservancy, Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist, Past-President, Southern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, Shawn Posey, West Tennessee Regional Urban Forester, Jim Volgas, Certified Arborist, Joellen Dimond, UT-TSU Extension and others. Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class Application
 

Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Crepe Myrtles, Pruing & the New Disease
Our unofficial city tree is under assault. Come learn about the new Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale Disease and how to treat it. Pruning and growing information will be provided, plus a look at some of the better varieties & what is causing this new disease.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Sep 10, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Crepe Myrtles, Pruning & the New Disease
Our unofficial city tree is under assault. Come learn about the new Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale Disease and how to treat it. Pruning and growing information will be provided, plus a look at some of the better varieties & what is causing this new disease.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Wed Sep 14, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisorís Class
Class Dates: Sept. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and Oct. 5th
Class size limited, please register early. Application link below.
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations,
and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies. Instructors include Eric Bridges, Director of Operations, Overton Park Conservancy, Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist, Past-President, Southern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, Shawn Posey, West Tennessee Regional Urban Forester, Jim Volgas, Certified Arborist, Joellen Dimond, UT-TSU Extension and others. Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class Application
 

Thu Sep 15, 2016 7 PM

MidSouth Hosta Society:Growing Green With Hosta and Ferns
Susan Webb, a professional landscaping designer from Gurley, Alabama, will discuss the characteristics of hosta and evergreen ferns and explore their use in landscaping the home garden.
6:30pm refreshments.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Fri Sep 16, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Lotus Leaves and Pods
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-2 kenzan" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Sep 16, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Lotus Leavs and Pods
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-2 kenzan" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Crittenden County Arkansas Master Gardeners Symposium "SULTRY SOUTHERN NIGHTS"
Speakers: Debbie Bruce, Janet Carson, Cathy Justice, Brian Keithley, Dr. Michael Kennedy, and Dr. Stan Trauth.
Location: Angel's Way Baptist Church 801 Angel's Way Marion Arkansas
Contact: Russ Parker
Phone: 1-870-739-3239

 

Information: Sultry Southern Nights
 

Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Seed Saving 101
REGISTRATION REQUIRED-CALL TO REGISTER. Learn from garden staff how to properly collect and store seeds. Participants will receive a selection of seeds, a tin, envelopes and canisters for future use.
Members $30; non members $45.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Wed Sep 21, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisorís Class
Class Dates: Sept. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and Oct. 5th
Class size limited, please register early. Application link below.
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations,
and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies. Instructors include Eric Bridges, Director of Operations, Overton Park Conservancy, Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist, Past-President, Southern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, Shawn Posey, West Tennessee Regional Urban Forester, Jim Volgas, Certified Arborist, Joellen Dimond, UT-TSU Extension and others. Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class Application
 

Wed Sep 21, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Classic Flower Designs from the Dixon Container Collection
Greg Francis will design three containers in the classic tradition. Free for members and students with ID.

Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening Blunders & Planting Fall Annual Color
Learn what garden mistakes look like & how to avoid them! Some call these rookie mistakes, but after many years as a professional, I have found that learning from other peoples mistakes is smart! Fall annual color will also be discussed.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Sep 24, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening Blunders & Planting Fall Annual Color
Learn what garden mistakes look like & how to avoid them! Some call these rookie mistakes, but after many years as a professional, I have found that learning from other peoples mistakes is smart! Fall annual color will also be discussed.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home
A New documentary film by Catherine Zimmerman of The Meadow Project, presented by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with support from Buckman.
Focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems, this film features renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy and offers inspiring stories of how humans and wildlife can coexist with mutual benefits.
$4 admission benefits environmental education programming of both organizations. Free to WRC and MBG Members.
Phone: 901-219-7323; 901-636-4116
Email: education@wolfriver.org
Website: http://wolfriver.org
 

Wed Sep 28, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisorís Class
Class Dates: Sept. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and Oct. 5th
Class size limited, please register early. Application link below.
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations,
and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies. Instructors include Eric Bridges, Director of Operations, Overton Park Conservancy, Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist, Past-President, Southern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, Shawn Posey, West Tennessee Regional Urban Forester, Jim Volgas, Certified Arborist, Joellen Dimond, UT-TSU Extension and others. Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class Application
 

Thu Sep 29, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: Getting Your Landscape Ready for Winter
Getting Your Landscape Ready for Winter presented by Dr. Chris Cooper and Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agents. Free to public. Call for more information.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Suite B, Memphis TN
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Wed Oct 05, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisorís Class
Class Dates: Sept. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and Oct. 5th
Class size limited, please register early. Application link below.
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations,
and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies. Instructors include Eric Bridges, Director of Operations, Overton Park Conservancy, Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist, Past-President, Southern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, Shawn Posey, West Tennessee Regional Urban Forester, Jim Volgas, Certified Arborist, Joellen Dimond, UT-TSU Extension and others. Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class Application
 

Thu Oct 13, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs presented by Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agent. Free to public. Call for more information.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Suite B, Memphis TN
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Garden Styles & Fall Garden Tasks
Garden styles originate from people in places. Often these ideas are terrific and should be understood, copied, or changed to fit our needs. Learn how to pirate and steal great garden ideas. As an added bonus, learn what should be done in the garden right now!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Oct 15, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Garden Styles & Fall Garden Tasks
Garden styles originate from people in places. Often these ideas are terrific and should be understood, copied, or changed to fit our needs. Learn how to pirate and steal great garden ideas. As an added bonus, learn what should be done in the garden right now!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Fri Oct 21, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Viewed from Above
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle-lots of kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Oct 21, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Viewed from Above
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle-lots of kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening for the Memphis Newcomer
If you or a friend are new to Memphis, this gardening seminar is for you! Learn how Memphis is different from other parts of the country and how best to deal with it.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Oct 22, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening for the Memphis Newcomer
If you or a friend are new to Memphis, this gardening seminar is for you! Learn how Memphis is different from other parts of the country and how best to deal with it.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Fri Nov 18, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: JN Maple Branches
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Nov 18, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: JN Maple Branches
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Dec 30, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Kadomatsu
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-no kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Dec 30, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Kadomatsu
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-no kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

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