The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener program seeks to improve the lives of Tennesseans by promoting environmental stewardship, non-commercial food production, and human health and well-being through residential and consumer horticulture education delivered by a dedicated and skilled volunteer network.
Provide research-based residential and consumer horticulture education in a responsive and timely manner to augment and extend Tennessee Extension and achieve the Extension mission.
Collaborate with Tennessee Extension personnel, local municipal and nonprofit groups to offer educational leadership for better horticulture practices and programs in communities across Tennessee.
Foster a vibrant and effective learning environment that supports committed and engaged volunteers and attracts new Extension Master Gardener volunteers to the program.
Encourage environmental stewardship, noncommercial food production and youth education in communities and cities across Tennessee through engaging education and outreach programs.
Invest in educational tools and events that provide information to meet present needs while laying the foundation to serve Tennessee residents and communities in the future.