Knox County Master Gardeners

Knox County Speakers Bureau

To schedule a speaker, contact UT Extension at 865-215-2340.

Speakers Bureau Topics:

Sample Speakers Bureau topics include items of general interest, including organic vegetable gardening, ornamentals (flowers and shrubs), and general topics such as composting, irrigation/watering, insects, weeds, and common diseases.

ABC's of Blueberries

Composting: Hot or Cold, Fast or Easy 

Cover Crops

Diagnosing Summer Lawn Problems

Don't Treat your Soil like Dirt

Getting Started with Herbs

Good Bug Gardening

Killer Tomatoes vs. Tomato Killers

Lawn Repair

Native Plants

Off With Their Heads!   Pinching, Deadheading and Cutting Back

Pruning   (basic rules and tools, as well as plant-specific pruning)

Propagating Plants: Making More of your Favorite Plants

Proper Planting and Care of Trees

Raised Beds: Build 'em and Fill 'em!

Safe Weed Control

Seasonal Containers

Seed Starting

Shade GardeninSoil Preparation (Soil Testing/Soil Test Report)

Three B's: Bees, Birds, And Butterflies

Tomatoes 9-1-1

Undertree Gardens - Tough Places for Tough Plants

Due to COVID, we switched to video presentations in 2020.

There were more than 7000 views of 35 videos in the first half of 2021.

  • Bearden Branch Library (2nd Saturday of each month)
  • Cedar Bluff Library (1st Saturday of each month)
  • Karns Senior Center (4th Tuesday of each month)
  • West Knox Senior Center (3rd Monday of each month)

If you are a Master Gardener and would like to share your knowledge with the Speakers Bureau - or would like to provide "behind the scenes support", please contact Marsha Lehman, using the Knox County Master Gardeners directory.

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