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


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 2015 Master Gardener of the Year

At the May 24, 2016, Awards Ceremony, James Hutchinson was named as our Master Gardener of the Year!  Why James, you say?  There are so many reasons.  

  • James’ handiwork adorns the containers and decorative beds at the Blount County Extension Office. 
  • He was the driver behind the BCMG signs displayed at our ongoing community service projects such as Alcoa Middle School. 
  • He was instrumental in BCMG’s website development. 
  • He advised and supported the 2015 BCMG Board in the position of Immediate Past President. 
  • Most importantly he was the lead on the 2015 and 2016 BCMG Intern classes for MG training. 

Ask any BCMG member and you will discover some other important role he played.  Thanks, and way to go, James!

Blount County Extension Master Gardeners

email: info@blountcountytnmastergardeners.org

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