Master Gardener Program

A great 2024 is underway for our EMG Program!

Join us for a brand new May lunch and learn webinar series all about fruits and vegetables to support your home food production!

Tuesdays in May from 11:30 CT/12:30 ET to 12:30 CT/1:30 ET

May 7th – Site preparation, tomatoes and peppers

May 14th- Small space settings and strawberries

May 21st- Nutrition, fertilization and squash, cucumbers, and melons

May 28th- Cultural management for disease prevention and container blueberries and blackberries

Friday Office Hours for Horticulture featuring LIVE visits and conversations with our wide Extension hort team!

All at 10 est/9 cst

  • June 7th
  • July 12th
  • August 2nd
  • September 6th

(all those signed up for Friday Focus will automatically receive these reminders in 2023)

Check out these NEW Horticulture Extension publications

Great new resources developed just for you by our Extension horticulture team!

Interested in Houseplants? Selecting Indoor Plants

Caring for Indoor Plants

Thinking about a beautiful spring lawn?

2023 Lawn Maintenance Calendar

Lawn and Landscape Weed Control

Interested in Home Fruits?

Selecting Home Apples and Pears

Selecting Home Strawberries

2024 in our TEMG Program

​The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program is a volunteer educational program that provides Tennesseans with horticulture education!

The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program trains and engages with volunteers to provide the public with research-based information on lawn and garden topics. TEMGs are volunteers who have a love of plants and horticulture coupled with Extension training to equip them to teach and assist Tennessee residents.

Interested in Becoming a Tennessee Extension Master Gardener?

2024 will have many great possibilities to connect with our program in local groups around the state. Our statewide EMG leadership team is providing a training that will provide a great content foundation from our best speakers in the context of real, live, in-person interactive sessions in your county to get the best of both worlds. All registration occurs locally, so contact the local county Extension office nearest you for all the information.

What is the Mission of the TN Extension Master Gardener Program?

Improve the lives of Tennesseans through horticulture education delivered by a dedicated and skilled volunteer network.

What is the Impact of the TN Extension Master Gardener Program?

200,319 hours of service and educational outreach that represent a value to Tennessee of $5,632,970.28 in 2023!

“Master Gardeners are a nationwide group. It makes you feel like you are a part of something bigger than yourself. You never have to feel out of place, no matter what city you visit or move to.”

2021 Extension Master Gardener Intern
Two people looking over a vegetable garden
Celebrating the Great Service of our EMGs with the Search for Excellence Awards!