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WILLIAMSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION

Upcoming events


Upcoming events

    • 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.
     

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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:

    http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7792&EventID=296014&PK=

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 6:45 AM - 7:00 PM

    6:45 am     Meet coach bus in Williamson County AG Center
                     4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN
    7:00 am     Depart
    9:00 am     Arrive Jason Reeves Personal Garden, tour garden
                     615 Clarksburg Rd, Huntingdon, TN
    9;45 am    Depart
    10:00 am    Arrive Linda and Doug Wallace (Jason’s mother) Personal Garden, tour garden
                     629 Pate School Rd, Huntingdon, TN
    11:00 am    Depart
    12:00 pm    Arrive UT Gardens at Jackson, Tour garden, enjoy a lunch hosted by Jackson Master Gardeners Association
                     605 Airways, Jackson, TN
    2:00 pm     Depart
    2:15 pm     Arrive Casey Jones Village
    3:00 pm     Depart Casey Jones Village  
    3:15 pm     Arrive Kayo and Helen Mullins Personal Garden, tour garden
                      137 Claiborne Dr, Jackson TN
    4:00 pm      Depart
    4:15 pm       Arrive Lucinda & Evert Hunley Personal Garden, tour garden
                       168 Ed Smith Raod, Jackson, TN
    5:00 pm       Depart
    7:00 pm       Arrive at Williamson County AG Center
                     4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN

    • 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 Jun 2017 Cornelia Holland Hosta Garden Tour
12 Jun 2017 Guest Speaker: Dr. Natalie Bumgarner
12 Jun 2017 Garden Talk Series @ Main: Bugs of Tennessee
20 May 2017 Urban Garden Festival
15 May 2017 Garden Talk Series @ Main: Thugs of Tennessee (Plant Diseases)
08 May 2017 Eleanor Craig: Fern Ridge Farms
03 May 2017 Master Gardener Association Member Iris City Field Trip
01 May 2017 Garden Talk Series @ Main: From My Head, Tomatoes
17 Apr 2017 Garden Talk Series @ Main: Herb Gardening (And Companions)
10 Apr 2017 Edible Landscaping
07 Apr 2017 Speakers' Bureau Train the Trainers Meeting
03 Apr 2017 Garden Talk Series @ Main: Help A Hummer Out -- Hummingbirds In Tennessee
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
31 Jan 2017 2017 Master Gardener Intern Class
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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