I have good news for those of you that love to garden! Applications for the 2022 Tennessee Extension Master Gardener (TEMG) Program are now available and are being accepted
through July 31, 2022. If you possess a passion for learning about horticulture as well as sharing that knowledge with others, then this program is for you!
The Shelby County Master Gardener program is a fifteen-week horticulture-based educational
lecture series. This series will provide volunteers with both the tools and training needed to offer horticultural education to the community. This series is provided with the support of the
University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University (UT-TSU) Shelby County Extension
office. Horticultural topics are 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 wood ornamentals.
The 2022 Extension Master Gardener program will meet once a week on Wednesday mornings
from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The fee for this 45-hour course is $150.
Interns agree to provide 40 hours of service through the local Extension office and the community within one year of completing the intern training. The interns will then assist with providing the public with research-based information on lawn and garden topics.
Applications are available at the Shelby County Extension office and on the Memphis Area
Master Gardener’s website at www.memphisareamastergardeners.org.
I will be hosting a “Lunch and Learn” presentation to familiarize those interested in the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener program on Thursday, June 17 at noon at the Shelby County Extension office. Please plan to join me and learn more about this impactful and exciting program!
For more information about the Extension Master Gardener Program here in Shelby County or the Lunch and Learn program, please do not hesitate to contact me at 901-752-1207.