Master Gardener Course Enrollment
Becoming a Master Gardener is a wonderful place for volunteers to meet new people, network, collaborate, and make a contribution to our community. You can become a Master Gardener by completing the 13-week (40 hour) Master Gardener course and fulfill the 40 requisite volunteer hours.
Master Gardener interns receive college-level training in the following subjects:
The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service teaches the course from January to April. Classes are Tuesday morning from 10 am to 1 pm on even years. Classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm on odd years. If interested, please contact Amy Dismukes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes are held at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park.
Please review the TN Master Gardener Volunteer Handbook if interested in the program to understand the expectations, Volunteer Handbook Link.
Download the two documents below and follow the instructions to enroll. Complete registration by November 28, 2016.
Sample of 2017 Detailed Class Schedule LINK
Classes for 2017 will be on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9pm.
Interns become certified Master Gardeners with the completion of the 13 week course and fulfillment of the 40 hour volunteer commitment. Twenty-five (25) annual volunteer and eight (8) continued education (CE) hours are required for continued certification and active membership in the Williamson County Master Gardener Association each year.
If you live outside of Williamson County, please visit the UT Extension website and locate your local county office.
To remain a certified Master Gardener in good standing, in subsequent years, one must:
1. Complete twenty-five (25) volunteer hours during the membership year consistent with the mission of the Association;
2. Complete eight (8) continued education hours during the membership year;
3. Report these hours on the TMG Website to meet state program certification requirements.
The cost of membership is $20 per year.
We have membership meetings that features the following:
-Garden presentations for continued education
Certified members (those that paid dues, completed 25 REPORTED volunteer hours, and 8 REPORTED hours of continuing education) receive a discount card to over 15 merchants. This can become significant savings to garden enthusiasts.
Link to the Tennessee Master Gardener Volunteer Website: http://mastergardener.tennessee.edu
Master Gardener meetings are on the second Monday of every month at 6:45pm in the Ag Expo Park Building.