Master Gardeners Offers Beginner And Newcomer Gardening Classes Via Zoom

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, offer their 26th annual Beginner & Newcomer Gardening Classes, taking place via Zoom over four consecutive Tuesday evenings in March (9, 16, 23, 30) from 6-8 p.m. MGHC classes are taught by certified by Master Gardeners and experienced UTIA professionals. The fee is $35 for all four classes and includes: notebooks, door prizes, and other materials.

For additional information and to register for the series, visit https://mghc.org/beginner-newcomer-program/or call the UT Extension at 855-6113.

Thomas Stebbins, UT Extension agent for Hamilton County, said, “MGHC’s award-winning Beginner and Newcomer Gardening Classes offers a mini-version of our 16-week Master Gardener Training Course to the general public. Over four consecutive Tuesday evenings, participants learn the basics of gardening, including how to enhance the beauty of their own homes and yards as well as the basics of growing flowers and vegetables. Each class covers two topics: March 9: Soils & Fertilization / Turfgrasses; March 16: Landscape Design / Edible Landscaping; March 23: Trees & Shrubs / Attracting Wildlife; March 30: Beginning Vegetables / Perennials & Annuals.”

Mr. Stebbins continues, “The Beginner and Newcomer Gardening Classes is the brainchild of longtime Master Gardener Michael (Mike) Payne who initiated the series a year after he took the Master Gardener Training Course himself. Over the past 25 years, more than 1,500 people throughout Hamilton County have participated in these educational classes using the knowledge and skills acquired here to improve the quality of life around the Tennessee Valley.”

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MASTER GARDENERS OF HAMILTON COUNTY 26th Annual Beginner & Newcomer Gardening Classes

4 Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $35 (includes notebooks, supplementary materials & door prizes)
March 9 Soils & Fertilization; Turfgrasses
March 16 Landscape Design; Edible Landscaping
March 23 Trees & Shrubs; Attracting Wildlife
March 30 Beginning Vegetables; Perennials & Annuals
For more information and to register, call 855-6113 or go to: https://mghc.org/beginner-newcomer-program/


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