Looking for an antidote to pandemic fatigue? The Marion County Master Gardener Program begins Thursday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m., and continues each Thursday through May 20. The program, open to residents of Marion and Grundy counties, will consist of virtual meetings via Zoom and hands-on labs toward the program’s end.
The Tennessee Master Gardener Program is a volunteer service program that serves state citizens with home horticulture information and trains and certifies volunteers who provide community service through county extension offices.
Topics include environmental stewardship, botany, soils, landscape design, woody ornaments, backyard fruits, insect pests, plant diseases, turf and weed management, vegetable gardening, and pollinators and wildlife. Presenters include University of Tennessee Extension specialists and area experts.
Applications and more information can be found at <tiny.utk.edu/MarionMGs>. Applications are due at the Marion County Extension Office by Jan. 11. Applicants will be notified of acceptance to the program by Jan. 22. The cost is $150. Deadline for payment (online, mail or in-person) is Jan. 29.
Email <MarionMGs@outlook.com> or phone (423) 942-2656 with questions or concerns.