Core Projects

Master Gardeners participate in at least one of the following core projects, which

    • are usually long term, ongoing
    • involve multiple people and
    • work towards the mission of Master Gardeners to help serve and educate the community.

Examples of current Core Projects:

HUG is an educational and cooperative program involving HABITAT for Humanity, homeowners and Master Gardeners. HUG's mission is to educate and assist HABITAT for Humanity homeowners in the landscaping of their new homes using donated plants, materials and Best Management Practices.

  • Ask a Master Gardener: Office and/or Field
    • In the Knox County Extension Office
      • We need your help!  March - September
      • Original purpose of Master Gardener program
      • Great way to learn!!
    • In the Field
      • Kingston Pike Farmer’s Market, Sequoyah Hills
      • Laurel Church of Christ Farmers' Market
      • New Harvest Farmer’s Market, east Knoxville
  • Community Seminar / Presentation (Speakers Bureau)
    Here are some of the topics on which Master Gardeners have spoken.
    • Herb Gardening
    • Pruning Roses
    • Safe Weed Control
    • Organic Vegetable Gardening
    • Vermiculture
  • Community Garden Advising / Workshops
    • All Saints Church
    • Pellissippi State CC Gardens
    • United Methodist Concord
    • YMCA Community Giving Gardens
  • Youth Gardening

4-H Youth Garden Club Program

        • Dogwood Elementary Community School
        • Seventh Day Adventist School
        • Maynard Elementary
        • West Hills Elementary
        • West View Elementary
        • Tate's School of Discovery
        • Carter High School
        • Whittle Springs Middle School

Garden Explorer Day Camp

Volunteers facilitate learning activities and help the kids have fun while gardening

  • Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (KBGA)
  • UT Gardens
    • Help maintain educational garden plots
    • Assist with special tours and events
    • Possible docent opportunities
  • KCMG Media (Newsletter, Publications, Website)