Do you have desire to share the joy of gardening with others? Or maybe you just want to learn and share information about gardening and nature while giving volunteer time back to your community? If you answer yes to these questions, then the Sevier County Master Gardener Program has been waiting for you.
The Sevier County Master Gardener Program will be offering its next series of classes starting in March. Classes will be held on Wednesdays starting March 4, 2015 and running through April 15, 2015. Class times will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Class topics will cover all aspects of home lawns, landscapes and gardening. To be a part of this next class you need to contact the Sevier County Extension Office at 865-453-3695 or e-mail [email protected] to receive information on the upcoming class.
Tennessee Master Gardeners (TMGs) are trained volunteers that help horticultural experts in University of Tennessee Extension and the Tennessee State Cooperative Extension Program share the latest and greatest gardening information. The program’s main goals are to increase the availability of horticultural information and to improve the quality of life with community gardening and landscape programs. Master Gardeners help 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; and designing and implementing community involvement projects.
Approximately 2,000 Master Gardeners are active in 46 Tennessee counties. If you’d like to be included among their numbers, visit the Sevier County Area Master Gardeners Association or contact your local UT Extension Sevier County office.