Next Meeting April 13, 2021
Join us for our April meeting.
Doors opening at 6 pm for conversation,
Meeting at 6:30 pm
Maury County Senior Center
1020 Maury County Park Dr, Columbia
Presentation: Malachias Gaskin,
A Warrior Gardener
Malachias is the Author of “A Warrior’s Garden, Therapeutic guide to living with PTSD.”
After 3 years of counseling and medications from the Army, Malachias decided that he needed something more and transitioned to a more non-chemical based and alternative therapy based road to recovery.
Using three main pillars, Faith, Music, and Organic Gardening A Warrior’s Garden was born.
How Can I Become a Master Gardener?
Volunteers must attend 40 hours of training offered by the UT Extension. Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks. The sessions cover a wide variety of topics including wildlife, landscaping, flowers, trees, lawns, insects, plant diseases, and more. After completing the training the volunteer becomes an Intern for a year.
To become a “Certified Master Gardener,” an Intern must complete and document a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer gardening related service and 8 hours of continuing education.
Master Gardener Intern Training
The 2021 Master Gardener Intern Training started in February 2021 with two different sets of classes. The majority of the training is taking place online via Zoom. Additional in-person training opportunities will be determined.
Follow this link for a lot more info about the Intern Training.
For more information and to sign up for the 2022 classes contact:
Roger Wayne Clark
Phone: (931) 375-5301
Maury County Extension Office
10 Public Square,
Columbia, TN 38401
To learn more, check out the brochure
"How Do I Become A Master Gardener"