Who We Are

Blount County Master Gardeners (BCMG) is a volunteer-service organization with the goal of training volunteers who can provide the public with research based information on a variety of horticultural topics.  

It is built upon solid visions, values, and community support.  In 2016, BCMG volunteers gave approximately 5800 hours of service to local communities and earned a group total of over 950 continuing education hours in the Master Gardener Program.

These enthusiastic and trained volunteers help public organizations solve problems and make their communities more sustainable, more beautiful, more knowledgeable, and more fun. 

BCMG is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets on the third Tuesday of the month.  A general meeting of the membership takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  

The monthly general meeting fosters a continuing education process for Extension Master Gardeners by scheduling local professionals to speak on a variety of topics - gardening, turf grass, herbs, birding, mushroom growing, etc.  These professionals share their knowledge and experience with the membership and promote discussion.

Benefits of becoming and Extension Master Gardener include:

  • Forming friendships and having fun
  • Expanding your gardening skills
  • Sharing your gardening knowledge
  • Being involved in your local community
  • Making a difference in Blount County

Monthly BCMG Meeting Programs of Interest

Click HERE for more information on these programs.

2018 Feb 27 - Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville

2017 Oct 24 - Landscape Design

2017 July 25 - Something Wormy This Way Comes


Click on the links below to see the news articles and photos:

Extra! Extra! Read all about our Master Gardeners in ... Knoxville News Sentinel      

Extra! Extra! Read all about it in ... THE DAILY TIMES

Blount County 2016 Master Gardener of the Year

At the March 28, 2017 Awards Ceremony, Rita Loveday, our Fundraising Director was named as our Master Gardener of the Year primarily for her energetic leadership of our most successful Spring Plant Sale.  Her accomplishments included the following:

  • Drove the decision in the selection of a new site to hold our own dedicated plant sale at the Harley Davidson Shed in Maryville.
  • Coordinated and motivated a team of  volunteers covering a wide variety of activities associated which delivered a significant increase in revenue over the prior year. 
  • Conducted a lessons learned session with our volunteers in order to identify areas that we could build upon, or improve upon for our 2017 plant sale event.
  • There were over 35 Master Gardener volunteers who worked at this annual event while we were able to add 115 new people to our e-mail listing.

Blount County Extension Master Gardeners

email: info@blountcountytnmastergardeners.org

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