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Help Community Gardening, Landscape Programs by Becoming a Master Gardener

Help Community Gardening, Landscape Programs by Becoming a Master Gardener

Classes will soon begin for gardening enthusiasts who wish to become a Master Gardener.

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 2017. Classes will be held on Wednesdays starting March 8th and running through April 12th. Class times will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics will cover all aspects of home lawns, landscapes and gardening. To be apart of this next class you need to contact the Sevier County Extension Office at 865-453-3695 or e-mail W. Alan Bruhin at [email protected] to receive information on the upcoming class.

Tennessee Master Gardeners 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’ Web site: http://scamga.org or contact your local county Extension office.

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