2017 BCMG Events
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If you missed our annual plant sale, you missed something special! Click on the link above and then click on the first photo to start the show and the music!
Blount County Master Gardeners Nancy Sentell and Glenda Edmondson were there to represent us.
Master Gardeners Elaine Jollay and Mary Gentry led the first Jr. Master Gardener class at Lanier School. They worked with Renee Powell's students to finish filling the raised bed garden and start planting!
Master Gardeners worked with Renne Powell of Lanier School to create a raised bed garden for her class. It was a chilly day, but spirits and energy were high! Participants included Maryann Gerber, Mike and Tori Graham, Elaine Jollay, Mark Mason, and Frances Presnell.
Blount County Master Gardeners participated in planting 8 apple trees in the Maryville College Brown’s Creek Orchard yesterday as a follow-up to fruit tree pruning classes held in February. Organized by Master Gardener Donna Dixon, we met with Dr. Drew Crain and his Maryville College Biology Fundamentals students for a fun and informative afternoon!
John Wilson, director of the University of Tennessee's Blount County Agricultural Extension Service, and Reena Lieber, Blount County Master Gardener, along with other local garden experts were featured in THE DAILY TIMES.
Sandy Vandenberg, BCMG Master Gardener and well-known nature photographer, had one of her beautiful photographs in the Knoxville News Sentinel Photo: Reader's Eye 2017 feature on February 20. Scroll through the photos to see Sandy's photo taken in Cades Cove on January 29, 2017.
Maryville College Grove Project - February 8
Copy and past this link into a new browser window: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R9d-Rhg13A . It will take you to a video produced by Maryville College and posted on YouTube. Master Gardeners and Maryville College students participated in pruning a variety of fruit trees on the campus. John Wilson, UT Extension Leader for Blount County, was on hand to help with instruction.