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Master Gardener Program Offered in Sevier County

Master Gardener Program Offered in Sevier County

The University of Tennessee Sevier County Extension Office will be conducting the eleventh Master Gardener Program in Sevier County this winter. Classes will be held on ten consecutive Tuesdays starting on Feb. 16, 2016 and will end on April 19, 2016. Class will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. each day. Fourteen different topics will be taught to local homeowners and gardeners.

Master Gardeners are individuals who receive forty hours of training in the areas of soils, insects, diseases, turf production, fruits, vegetables, etc. and volunteer forty hours of community service back to Sevier County. Master Gardeners can assist with delivering educational programs relating to gardening, work with community groups and with young people.

The Master Gardener Program is an excellent program for individuals wanting to learn more about caring for their lawns and gardens and who are interested in volunteering in the community.

The cost to participate in this program is $150. This covers all books and classes. To be a part of the Master Gardener class, you need to send a $50 deposit to the Sevier County Extension Office, located at 752 Old Knoxville Highway in Sevierville, Tenn.

Enrollment will be limited to thirty individuals. You need to submit your application early to ensure yourself a spot in this class.

For additional information, feel free to contact Alan Bruhin at 865-453-3695.

About UT Extension - Sevier County

UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. It is a statewide educational organization, funded by federal, state and local governments, that brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work. Sevier News Messenger distributes UT Extension news as a courtesy. UT Extension - Sevier County can be found at https://extension.tennessee.edu/Sevier