Next Meeting - april 10, 2018
When: April 10 at 6:00 pm for dinner, speaker at 7:00
Speaker: Mitchell Mote, Extension Agent III, Rutherford County
Where: Senior Citizen's Building,
1020 Maury County Park Dr., Columbia TN
Mitchell Mote is a native of Lawrence County, TN. Grew up on small Grade B dairy farm. 30th year with UT Extension. Worked as a 4-H agriculture agent for 15 years and worked as an adult agriculture agent for the past 15 years.
He is a member of the Central Region Green Team which plans and conducts the long running Middle TN Landscape and Grounds Management Shortcourse annually in Franklin, TN.
His major work area is consumer and commercial ornamental horticulture where I provide training to homeowners, Master Gardeners, and lawn and landscape service providers in the areas of turfgrass management, ornamental landscape management, weed, insect, and disease pest control, home vegetable gardening, and safe and effective pesticide use.
An exhibition hall full of flowers, veggies, herbs, vines, bulbs and much more grown by the Master Gardeners. All at reasonable prices. Make your own flower arrangement for your mom, wife or special loved one - or we can make one for you starting at $2. There will be booths, garden related items and a children’s activity.
Come early for best selection, we always sell out.
When? Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:00 - 12:00
Where? The Baker Building at Maury County Park, Columbia, TN
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.
2018 Master Gardener Classes
The 2018 Master Gardener classes are scheduled to start Thursday, July 12, 2018. The deadline for signing up for the 2018 classes is June 30th.
For more information and to sign up for the classes please contact Jarrod Reeson:
Maury County Extension Office
10 Public Square,
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 375-5301
To learn more, check out the brochure
"How Do I Become A Master Gardener"