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WILLIAMSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION

Upcoming events


Upcoming events

    • 31 Jan 2017
    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 13 sessions
    • Ag Expo

    Classes for registered 2017 Master Gardener Interns

    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library
    Learn about the different hummingbirds and how they serve as important pollinators in Middle Tennessee. Often we think about hummingbirds as summer visitors that prefer red flowering plants; however, you can learn to make your landscape an attractive stop during their long migration period, and ensure hummers all year long.
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

     Register with the WCPL Library:

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    • 07 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Ag Expo

    Speakers' Bureau Train the Trainers Meeting:

    Speakers need to prepare to speak for 2-3 minutes for the pollinators, tomatoes, and native plants presentations. 

    • 17 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    Planning on putting in an herb garden this spring? Well come on down! Herbs have been used for medicinal, culinary, and fragrance purposes for centuries. Find out which herbs grow well in our region of Tennessee as well as which may be beneficial or just plain beautiful in your landscape. We will also discuss the use of specific herbs as companion plants, to enhance growth and/or deter issues. You can have an edible landscape as well!!
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.
     

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    • 01 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    Tomato trouble? Help is here! Learn how to distinguish between tomato diseases and disorders. By knowing what you are dealing with, you’ll be able to make an educated decision on treatment. This can save you not only time but money (and we all know time is money)! Join us for an all-inclusive discussion about the trials and tribulations of the tomato, including organic insect and disease controls … and how you and yours can survive the season!
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

    Register with the WCPL Library:

    http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=296005&PK=


    • 08 May 2017
    • 6:45 PM
    • Ag Expo

    Membership Meeting:

    Plan now to attend the WCMG Monday, May 8 membership meeting as we welcome back Eleanor Craig from FERN RIDGE farms located in Cedar Bluff Alabama.

    Fern Ridge Farms is a small specialty nursery located in northeast Alabama, between Cedar Bluff and Centre, Alabama.  Eleanor’s 20 years of experience in landscaping, lawn maintenance and the nursery industry has evolved into a greenhouse business specializing in hardy garden ferns.  While Fern Ridge grows other plants, the farms passion and continuing area of expansion is with perennial fern program. They are presently growing over 75 varieties of hardy garden ferns in quart, gallon, and 3 gallon sizes.

    Eleanor will have ferns for sale to those who are interested.

    • 15 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library
    Are the leaves on your favorite plant withered, covered in black spots, or curling and distorted? Is the growth of your fruit trees stunted? Do you see unusual growth on the trees in your backyard? Your plants could be suffering from a variety of diseases, including blight, rot, or cankers. We will discuss the basics of plant pathology and how you can identify these pathogens by the damage they cause. Bring a sample for diagnosis.
     

    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.


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    • 20 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Ellington



    See website below for more details. 

    http://www.mgofdc.org/ugf

    • 12 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    Is something bugging you? Learn how to identify symptoms and signs of many common insects and the damage that they cause in your garden. And then find out what to do about it! You will also learn to recognize beneficial insects, those that control other harmful or annoying members of the insect order. Remember, not all bugs are bad!
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

    Register with the WCPL Library:

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    • 12 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    The more bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in your garden, the better! Not only are they beautiful and delightful to watch, but they’re also necessary to keep your gardening growing. Pollination is required in order for many plants to produce the fruits and seeds they need to survive. Some plants even require specific insects for pollination! Join us and delve into the many secrets hiding in your landscape and learn which plants will help you attract and keep these beneficial buddies coming back.
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

    Register with the WCPL Library:

    http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=296009&PK=

    • 12 Jun 2017
    • 6:45 PM
    • Ag Expo

    Membership Meeting:

    Small to medium scale greenhouse vegetable/flower production

    Our very special guest speaker for our WCMG Monday, June 12, 2017 membership meeting is Dr. Natalie R Bumgarner. Dr Bumgarner is the UT Residential and Consumer Extension Specialist with responsibilities for educational content development and programming across Tennessee. Natalie is a West Virginia native with a background in agriculture and has been active in various facets of horticulture for over 15 years. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from West Virginia University in 2005 with a focus in ornamental greenhouse production. In 2007, she received a M.S. degree from WVU in Horticulture with research focusing on growing practices for small scale organic vegetable producers. In 2012, she completed a Ph.D. in Horticulture and Crop Science from The Ohio State University. At OSU, Natalie’s research focused on vegetable production systems, specifically growing environment impacts on yield and crop composition in leafy vegetables. Following completion of her graduate work, Natalie undertook postdoctoral work in the areas of vegetable grafting and cropping to target international nutrition needs at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, OH. Prior to joining the UT Department of Plant Sciences, Natalie was the Horticulturist and Research Director for CropKing, Inc. in Lodi, OH where her work focused on research and education in the area of small to medium scale greenhouse vegetable production.

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    Why use native plants in your yard? Plants native to Tennessee are adapted to our local growing conditions. Although they may have their own struggles, they generally require less maintenance. Many are host specific for our wildlife and provide food and shelter. Find out which plants work best in Middle Tennessee in your landscape.
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.
     

    Register with the WCPL Library:

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    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    Learn about compost and how it can benefit our soil health and how you can become keen at composting. Use recycled kitchen scraps and garden debris to make humus, a nutrient-rich organic matter you can use to amend poor soils or fertilize gardens. Compost can be used in addition to your normal fertilizing methods or as a substitute. You will learn about the benefits of composting, different methods of composting, how to get started, and how to reap the most benefits from your compost pile. You’ll also learn which items can and cannot be safely composted.
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

    Register with the WCPL Library:

    http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=296011&PK=

    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    Your summer garden starts winding down in the fall, but there are still plenty of veggies to keep you busy. There are many plants that prefer the cool temperatures of the fall and winter … and many that don’t. Get tips on cool-season vegetable gardening and maintenance as well as hints on preserving and protecting your plants and harvest.

    Sadira Ebert is a retired food scientist who worked for Mars/Nutro for 12 years in Research and Development. She volunteers as a board member for the Williamson County Master Gardeners and is a certified Square Foot Garden Teacher from the Square Foot Garden Foundation by Mel Bartholomew. Sadira also manages plot assignments for the Thompson's Station Community Gardens. Sadira is passionate about using her food science skills in cooking from farm to fork and utilizing organic practices in gardening.

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    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 6:45 PM (EDT)
    • Ag Expo

    No Membership Meeting 

    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    This session will focus on the best trees for an urban environment and how to properly install, maintain, and enjoy. Often, we forget that trees are very much like people and they can suffer the same types of stressors. We will learn the “what to do” and “how to do it” properly. Did you know you can have a back yard arboretum? We will also learn about the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and its many collaborative partners who work secretly across the state to certify these serene nature areas for your viewing pleasure!
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.
     

    Register with the WCPL Library:

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    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    September is prime time to begin collecting seeds from your garden and landscape! Let’s get started by learning how to properly collect, store, and save seeds. Not only will you find out how to get a “jump on the season,” but you’ll also become familiar with the NEW Williamson County Public Library’s Seed Exchange and how it works ... maybe you’ll become a seed saver and donate a few to the program yourself!
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

    Register with the WCPL Library:

    http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=296015&PK=

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Williamson County Public Library

    Are those pesky weeds hogging your landscape? Learn about selective versus non-selective herbicides (and WHY IT MATTERS) and how to work with pre-and-post-emergent controls in your environment.
     
     
    Amy Dismukes is the Horticulture Agent for UT/ TSU Williamson County Extension. Amy is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture: Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production, and a Master of Agriculture in Plant Pathology & Entomology. She provides educational training for both homeowner and commercial clients about issues concerning horticulture and best management practices, coordinates the Williamson County Master Gardner Program and provides diagnostic services for Williamson County residents. She is a frequent guest speaker for professional, garden, and horticultural associations, and commercial pesticide workshops and conferences.

    Register with the WCPL Library:

    http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=297306&PK=

Past events

20 Mar 2017 Vegetable Gardening
13 Mar 2017 Ron Daniels - Helping those who grow roses grow them successfully!
13 Feb 2017 Membership Meeting: Tim Phelps
10 Oct 2016 Membership Meeting: Speaker -
12 Sep 2016 Dr. Yarbough: September Membership Meeting
08 Aug 2016 No Meeting
05 Aug 2016 Williamson County 4-H Fair
11 Jul 2016 Membership Meeting: Speaker- Josiah
14 Jun 2016 Speakers Bureau Event
13 Jun 2016 Membership Meeting: Speaker -Dr. Jason DeKoff
09 Jun 2016 Speakers Bureau Event
06 Jun 2016 WCMGA Jr Gardener Camp 2016
04 Jun 2016 Garden Fair: Plant Sale!
21 May 2016 Make-A-Thon
21 May 2016 Urban Garden Festival
17 May 2016 Speakers' bureau event
17 May 2016 Martin Center-Veggie Gardening for 55 Forward
09 May 2016 Membership Meeting: Speaker -Paula Johnson Morton
26 Apr 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
23 Apr 2016 Field Trip: Hundred Oaks Castle and Gardens in Winchester
19 Apr 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
13 Apr 2016 From my Head TomaToes
12 Apr 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
11 Apr 2016 Membership Meeting: Speaker -
05 Apr 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
02 Apr 2016 MG Slave Garden
02 Apr 2016 Arbor Day
29 Mar 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
22 Mar 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
17 Mar 2016 The 2016 Tennessee Extension Master Gardener State Conference
15 Mar 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
14 Mar 2016 Membership Meeting: Speaker - Cindy Delvin
08 Mar 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
01 Mar 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
23 Feb 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
16 Feb 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
09 Feb 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
08 Feb 2016 Canceled - Membership Meeting: Speaker - Joey Lankford
02 Feb 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
26 Jan 2016 2016 Master Gardening Class
25 Jan 2016 CANCELLED Fruit Tree Workshop
11 Jan 2016 Membership Meeting: Speaker - Amy Dismukes

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