here! Applications for the 2021 Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program
(TEMG) in Shelby County are now available and will be accepted through July 31,
2020. If you possess a passion for learning about horticulture and sharing that
knowledge with others, then this is the program for you!
Shelby County Master Gardener program is a fifteen-week horticulture-based
educational lecture series that will provide volunteers with the tools and
training needed to offer horticultural education to the community with the
support of the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State University (UT-TSU) Shelby County Extension
office. Horticultural topics will be
presented by UT-TSU Extension agents, specialists, Extension Master Gardeners
and other local experts in their respective fields. Students (interns) will
attend classes from January until April.
Interns will learn a wide variety of gardening topics from landscape
design to vegetable gardening and woody ornamentals. The 2021 Extension Master
Gardener program will meet once a week on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 pm. The
fee for this 45-hour course is $150.
agree to provide 40 hours of service through the local Extension Office and the
TEMG group within a year of completing intern training. They will then assist
with providing the public with research-based information on lawn and garden
Master Gardeners support UT-TSU Extension by answering gardening and pest
management questions at the county Extension office, working with youth and
horticulture through 4-H and Junior Master Gardeners as well as planning garden
events and tours, just to name a few.
are available at the Shelby County Extension Office and on the Memphis Area
Master Gardener’s website at www.memphisareamastergardeners.org.
a Master Gardener volunteer provides access to UT research and resources and
provides opportunities to share your personal passion with our community to
improve their lives now and for generations to come!
Pick up an application today and become a
part of this rewarding and exciting program!
more information about the Extension Master Gardener program here in Shelby
County, please contact me at 901-752-1207.
to see you in the 2021 Master Gardener Class!