Master Gardeners

logo_wilsoncountymg-240x240.pngThe Wilson County Master Gardener Program boasts over 100 active members and they are actively involved in the community.  Numerous volunteer projects and educational opportunities are available each year to suit your gardening interests.  Master Gardener intern classes are available each spring and consist of 13 weeks of study, covering a wide range of topics. MissionThe Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program seeks to improve the lives of Tennesseans by promoting environmental stewardship, non-commercial food production, aand human health and well-being through residential and consumer horticulture education delivered by a dedicated and skilled volunteer network. VisionTo provide innovative, researched based, progressive home horticulture education to all Tennessee communities.  Objectives

  • Disseminate horticultural information
  • To develop community programs related to horticulture
  • Enhance 4-H club
  • Recruit and trained interested volunteers for programs

ValuesProviding home horticulture education in a responsive and timely manner Collaborating with local non-profit and municipal groups to offer leadership in education for better gardening practices in area communities. Fostering a learning environment for volunteers who promote environmental stewardship while representing the University of Tennessee. Encouraging continued education and the recruitment and training of new Master Gardener volunteers Offering information through innovative programs providing information and education to the general public with creative and new approaches. To learn more about the University of Tennessee Master Gardener Program, please call Lucas Holman, Horticulture Extension Agent, at 615-444-9584.