2018 BCMG Events
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Master Gardeners participated in the Festival, crafting handmade ornaments and decorating a tree at the Courthouse.
We discussed various plant propagation techniques such as leaf, root and stem cuttings, air & root layering and division. All attendees were taught how to perform the stem cuttings for various perennial plants, did the actual cuttings and plantings and took home 10-12 propagated cuttings to nurture. There were twelve in attendance and the attendees left with more confidence in their ability to propagate plants. A good time! If others are interested in a repeat, please contact Maryann Gerber at email@example.com
The Spring Workshop was a great success! The Master Gardeners (MGs) and Interns did an awesome job – eight tables with exhibits were set up. People in attendance rotated from table to table and MGs gave them a short presentation and answered questions. The exhibits included soil testing, seed germination, soil amendments, planting, vegetable gardening, garden tools, drip systems, and REAP kit exhibit.
An apple tree pruning workshop for the students was conducted by Professors Drew Crain and David Ungera of Maryville College. Participation by Blount County Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns from the class of 2018 was organized by Donna Dixon. Donna was pleased by the turnout and said after the first day "What a supportive turnout in a steady drizzle to get the task done! We had a class of 23+ students, and the students were great to work with! Our Interns and Certified Members were great instructors.”