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 2020, BCMG volunteers gave approximately 3026 hours of service to local communities and earned a group total of over 388 continuing education hours in the Master Gardener Program. In spite of a year of Covid-19, Volunteer hours and CEU we donated a value of $80,128 to helping our community.
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:
BCMG In the NEWS
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Extra! Extra! Read all about our Master Gardeners in ... Knoxville News Sentinel
Extra! Extra! Read all about it in ... THE DAILY TIMES
Blount County 2018 Master Gardener of the Year
Congratulations to our Master Gardener of the Year, Nan Taylor.
From the intern class of 2016, Nan quickly stepped into a leadership role serving as Board Vice President for two years. Besides her commitment to the duties of the vice presidency she served on numerous committees including the Farmers Market booth and the Fund Raising Committee. Furthermore she chaired the Social Committee providing members with fun events filled with trivia games and good food and entertainment. Her energy is indefatigable and her enthusiasm and support for the mission of Master Gardeners is an inspiration to us all.
Blount County 2019 Master Gardener of the Year