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Master Gardeners in the News!
News Releases and Coverage
Jan. 25, 2023
KCMG awards John Butler and Mike Smith to People and Honors Knoxville News Sentinel, KnoxTNToday, Farragut Press
Feb. 1, 2023
Mike Smith and John Butler awards, Farragut Press
Feb. 17, 2023
Basic Garden Class news release
Feb. 24, 2023
Mike Smith and John Butler awards
Mar. 3, 2023
News release Officers for KCMG
—Feature on the BLOOM Center plant sale in May
—Jean Hess feature: Master artist and master gardener
Her artwork and her gardens in Fountain City home
—Cindi Ellison: new MG intern work with her with Sequoyah Elementary, then with the Episcopal School after retirement, where she had a certified migration station for monarchs and 8 raised beds.
City View Magazine
Plants with a purpose-Feature that included Barbra Bunting’s conversion of a 7,000 square foot lawn to native plants
Garden & Gun Magazine
Planting a Pollinator’s Paradise—Feature on Chris Bishop garden
July 7, 2023
International Master Gardener Awards
July 26, 2023
Aug. 12, 2023
City of Knoxville Neighborhood Resource Fair Channel 10
Oct. 25, 2023
Knox News Shopper News East Knoxville
Community Alliance article featuring several KCMG members
Nov. 1, 2023
Norwood Library AMG on Nov. 18.
Published in Shopper News &
Published in KnoxTNToday
Sent out 5 news releases
14 articles appearing in news
Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.