How to become a master gardener


How do I become a Master Gardener?

About the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program

Becoming a Master Gardener in Tennessee requires completion of the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener course with 40 hours of volunteerism in the first year. Each additional year, 25 hours of volunteer service, $20 in membership dues and 8 hours of continued education are required, in order to remain in "good standing."

Master Gardeners expand the capabilities of the UT/TSU extension across Tennessee by providing residential and consumer horticulture information.

Master Gardeners provide a volunteer network, working in close collaboration with local extension personnel to address local needs.

Master Gardeners develop and manage community programs related to horticulture, landscape improvements, therapeutic horticulture projects or demonstration/production gardens for public information and access.

Master Gardeners assist in recruiting and the retention of volunteers to educate and train local community on horticulture issues.

How do I become a Master Gardener in Williamson County?

The WCMGA operates under an umbrella of the UT/TSU Williamson County Extension Office.

Master Gardener classes are coordinated through the horticulture agent in Williamson County. In order to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for horticulture and gardening education, classes are offered at varying times dependent on the year. Evening classes are offered on odd numbered years (2019, 2021, 2023), and day classes are offered on even numbered years (2020, 2022, 2024).

If interested, please contact our director of membership on our contact us page.

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