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:
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
BCMG In the NEWS
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: