It’s time to get excited! Applications for the 2024 Tennessee Extension Master Gardener (TEMG) Program are now available and are being accepted through July 14, 2023. If you possess a passion for learning about horticulture as well as a desire to share 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 woody ornamentals.
The 2024 Extension Master Gardener program will meet once a week on Wednesday morning from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Agricenter. The fee for this 45-hour course is $150.
Interns agree to provide 40 hours of volunteer service through the local Extension office and the community within one year of completing intern training. The interns then assist with providing the public with research-based information on garden topics.
Applications are available at the Shelby County Extension office and on the Memphis Area Master Gardener’s website at https://memphisareamastergardeners.org/.
I will be hosting a “Lunch and Learn” presentation for those interested in pursuing the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener program on Thursday, June 8 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.