Applications open in June 2023 for the 2024 class
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Applications for 2023 are closed.
The Extension Master Gardener Program is offered by The University of Tennessee Extension. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to train citizens as horticultural- educated volunteers of The University of Tennessee Extension and the Tennessee State Cooperative Extension Program. Volunteers work in partnership with their counties to expand the educational outreach by providing home gardeners with researched-based information.
These volunteers, known as Extension Master Gardeners, support the Extension Service by:
- running plant clinics
- answering phone requests for horticultural information
- establishing and maintaining demonstration gardens
- working with the handicapped, youth, the elderly, and other special groups in thecommunity
- designing and implementing community involvement projects
- coordinating local Master Gardener training programs
There will only be ONE CLASS offered in 2023 which will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Agricenter. Classes normally begin the second week in January and run through the third week of April. The fee for this 45 hour course is $150.00. Do not send money with this application. If you are accepted, you will be contacted at a later date with information about the payment of the fee. A Master Gardener will contact you in September regarding our interview process. After all interviews are completed, you will receive a letter advising you of your selection status.
How to Apply
Applications are posted the end of May and are open for 2 months. In May, you may find the application on this page. Orientation is held in November and classes begin the following January through April.
In odd number years (2021, 2023, 2025, 2027), classes are held in the evenings. During even number years (2022, 2024, 2026, 2028), classes are held in the mornings.
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