Master Gardeners set classes

Nancy HowellOur Town Outdoors

A basic gardening class will offer at three Knox County locations in February and March. The classes are organized by the Knox County Master Gardeners to provide a concise basic gardening program for adults in the county. KCMG president Rosanne Smith said the class will help those who are new to gardening, as well as beginning gardeners.

“Our organization has noticed the increased interest in gardening in the area, especially since the pandemic,” said Smith. “We want to provide some basic garden education that is far less detailed than the typical training for master gardeners, but still based on the concepts we learned during our training,” she said.

Classes will be held at one of three locations:

  • Saturday, Feb. 25, at Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum in East Knoxville (full)
  • Saturday, March 4, at Sustainable Future in South Knoxville
  • Saturday, March 25, at Powell/North Knoxville (location TBA)

There is a $15 registration fee, which will cover lunch and materials. The classes will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and will include hands-on activities, in addition to presentations by several master gardeners. Class topics will include planning and prepping, planting and pampering and problems. Each class is limited to 15 participants and preregistration is required. The National Women in Agriculture Association East Tennessee chapter has made a donation to support this program, and Lowe’s is donating a pair of garden gloves to each attendee.

For information or to register, contact [email protected] or go to the master gardener web site.

Nancy Howell, is spokesperson for Knox County Master Gardeners


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