Become A Master Gardener

Enrollment in the 2016 Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Intern training in Wilson County is open until 5 February 2016. Full payment and a complete application must be received on or before Friday, 5 February 2016. For more information or to enroll, contact Flo Moore at or call Justin Stefanski at (615) 444-9584. To expedite your registration, download the Master Gardener Intern Application below,  complete it, and mail to (or drop it off at the UT Extension office):  925 E. Baddour Pkwy, Suite 100, Lebanon, TN 37087.

The Spring 2016 Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Intern Class will be a joint venture between Rutherford County and Wilson County. Janie Becker, Rutherford County Agent, and Justin Stefanski, Wilson County Agent, will work together on this intern class.



Posted in Announcement

WCMG Meeting / Chili Cook-Off – Tuesday, 2 February 2016

chili-933This Tuesday, 2 February 2016 at 6:30 PM is our annual chili cook-off.  Can our reigning champion be unseated? If you attended last year’s chili cook-off, you know it won’t be easy.

wcmg_chili_competition-20150106-dscn3079David Bates from the class of 2014 swept into town with a devilishly delicious bowl of chili and took home the blue ribbon last year! But if you have a good recipe and you think you have what it takes to tempt the sophisticated tastebuds of our members, then don your apron, get to cutting and whip up a batch for the February 2 meeting. Make a crock-pot or stew-pot full, enough for everyone to get a taste. Also, please email and let him know that you’re bringing chili. This way we’ll have an idea of how many plan to participate.

CHILI-3And if you’re not making chili, maybe you can help by bringing one of the following items: grated cheese, sour cream, cornbread, crackers or corn chips, drinks and desserts. If you can provide any of these items, please let Greg know via email at as soon as possible so that we’ll know what’s coming and what’s lacking.

chili_competitionChili Cook-Off Entries:

  1. Gary Stein — (2014 Winner)
  2. David Vowell
  3. Sandra Daum
  4. Karla Clark
  5. David Bates — (2015 Winner)
  6. Bob Hamilton
  7. Jan Whitaker
  8. Donna Samuels
  9. Beth Wallis


What Others Are Bringing:

chili-cook-off_medCheese (shredded)
1) Fran Strausburg
2) Judy Price
3) .

Sour Cream
1) Sondra Bishop

2) Judy Price

1) Geri Tomerlin

2) Debbie Lehew
3) Bob McCutchan
4) David Bates

Corn Chips
1) Sondra Bishop
2) Jan Harms

1) Kathy Powers

2) Carol Walenga

1) Fay Huddleston

2) Peggy Scholes
3) Mike Willey
4) Patti Hoag
5) Jan Littrell
6) Judy Lea
7) .

1) Lynn Danielson (unsweetened tea – 1 gal.)
2) Kathy Powers (tea – 1 gal)
3) Jan Littrell
4) Judy Price (tea sweetened w/ Stevia -1 gal.)
5) Coke / Diet Coke
6) .
7) .

If you plan on bringing chili, cornbread, crackers, corn chips, grated cheese, sour cream, dessert or a drink, please let Greg know via email as soon as possible



Posted in Announcement, Meeting Notice

WCMG Donates To SCAN

scan_image-201512The Wilson County Master Gardener Association supports the Wilson County Sheriff Department’s Senior Citizen Awareness Network (SCAN) by donating fresh produce during spring, summer and fall when the Labor of Love of Community Garden at Charlie Daniels Park in Mount Juliet is in season. But our Master Gardeners collected $545.00 at our annual Christmas dinner on December 1st and the money was used to purchase fresh fruit for the holidays for SCAN’s clients.


Pictured above: David Vowell, WCMG President; Justin Stefanski, UT Extension Agent and WCMG Coordinator; Jan Littrell, Labor of Love Community Garden founder and project leader; Debbie Pare`, SCAN Director; and Lt. Don Witherspoon, Wilson Co. Sheriff’s Department Liaison.


Posted in In Our Gardens, In the News, Photos

WCMG Meeting – Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Don’t forget the Wilson County Master Gardener Association meeting is Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Education Building of the James E. Ward Agriculture Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. Out dinner theme will be New Year’s Resolution Favorite Recipes, so anything goes. We begin eating at 6:30 PM.

Also note, membership dues for 2016 are being collected at the January meeting. Dues are $25 for an individual and $35 for couples. Please bring a check made out to WCMG to the meeting. We will also gladly take cash. Now is a good time to also check the online member’s directory to be sure it has your correct information.

Exotic plant removalOur guest speaker this month is Bill Troup, superintendent of Metro Parks Nature Centers & Natural Areas. Bill will be speaking on Exotic Invasive Plants & Insect Pests.

For more information on Metro Nashville’s four nature centers, visit the following website:

Metro Nashville Nature-Centers-and-Natural-Areas


Posted in Announcement

2016 WCMG Intern Class Enrollment Open

2016 intern class

Download the application here:

Master Gardener Intern Application  (pdf)


Posted in Announcement, intern info, Volunteer Opportunity