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All About The Master Gardener Program

How do I become a Tennessee Master Gardener?

To determine if the Tennessee Master Gardener program is for you, as yourself these questions:

  • Do you have an interest in serving in any of the volunteer areas mentioned (such as civic organizations, the eldery, public libraries)?
  • Do you have the desire to share the joy of gardening with others?
  • Do you want to teach others more about nature and their environment?
  • Do you have 80 hours each year to devote to the program - 40 hours for training and 40 hours for your community?

If you answered "Yes" to these questions, please join our Tennessee Master Gardener Volunteer Program!

Note: I would have specifics about the amount of training involved and continuing education. Since I don't know anything about the program, i wondered what specifically was involved.

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Steps to becoming a certified Tennessee Master Gardener:

  1. Contact your county Extension Agent
  2. Complete an Application
  3. Attend Training
  4. Volunteer for UT Extension and report the hours of service
  5. Re-certify next year!