WCMG Meeting / Chili Cook-Off – Tuesday, 6 January 2015

chili-933This Tuesday, 6 January 2015 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.

Gary_Stein_Chili_Master-2014aGary Stein (much like Dr. Frankenstein) makes a monstrously mean bowl of chili! But if you have a good recipe and you think you have what it takes, don your apron, get to cutting and whip up a batch for the January 6 meeting. Make a crock-pot or stew-pot full, enough for everyone to get a taste. Also, please email cedarbees@gmail.com 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, cornbread, crackers or corn chips, drinks and desserts. If you can provide any of these items, please let Greg know via email at cedarbees@gmail.com as soon as possible so that we’ll know what’s coming and what’s lacking.



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2015 Pruning Workshop Announced for Saturday, 28 March 2015

This just in!

Pruning Workshop in Lebanon, TN on Saturday, 28 March 2015


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2015 Winter School Schedule Released

Here is what you have been waiting for. It’s the 2015 Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Winter School Schedule

Feb. 26, Thursday

7:00   Registration opens, Silent Auction begins

8:00     Welcome with Leadership Introductions – Dr. Chris Cooper

8:15     Our New TMG State Coordinator – Dr. Natalie Bumgarner

9:30     Grow Your Organization with Better Understanding of Personality Profiles and Group dynamics – Melody Rose

11:15   Concurrent Sessions –

  • Plant Scouting and Basic Diagnostics for the Master Gardener – Dr. Frank Hale & Dr. Alan Windham, or
  • Increasing your Organization’s Digital Footprint – Emily Tipton

12:15   Lunch & Alliance Meetings

1:45     SFE Winner Presentations – Suzanne Allen

3:00     Master Gardeners:  Round Table Discussions (Idea Sharing/Networking)

* Social Media
* Advanced Master Gardener
* Improving Meeting Attendance
* Jr. Master Gardener
* Fund Raising
— small
— large projects
* Networking
* Intern Training
* Educational Events

3:00     Agents:  Visit with Dr. Natalie Bumgarner and Dr. Chris Cooper

4:00     Concurrent Sessions –

  • Improving your Membership Recruitment and Retention – Carol Mathews, or
  • Plant Fertilization Strategies – Debbie Joines

Feb. 27, Friday

8:00     Welcome – Dr. Chris Cooper

8:15     Are Hydrangeas Wimps for Diseases and Insects? –Dr. Mark Windham

9:30     Concurrent Sessions –

  • So You Want to Apply for a Grant? – Maureen Mulroy, or
  • Balancing Pesticide Use with Biological Controls – Dr. Frank Hale

10:45   Local Identities – Shared Vision – Janet Carson

12:00   Lunch & Awards Presentations – Dr. Chris Cooper & Dr. Natalie Bumgarner

1:00     Concurrent Sessions -

  • Hands on Grafting (Apples and Tomatoes) Chris Ramsey & Dr. Natalie Bumgarner, or
  • GMOs – Who, What, Why – Dr. Scott Senseman, Dr. Dennis West, Dr. Heather Young

3:00     End – Door Prizes and Silent Auction (you must be present to win)

It’s going to be a good one! If you pre-register and pay your fee before Tuesday, 10 February you will save $10. You can do that here:


or, you may print and mail your registration by downloading the registration form here:


See you at Winter School.


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Intern Graduation and Holiday Dinner Photos Posted

Check out the photos taken at the Wilson County Master Gardener Association’s annual Intern Graduation and Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at the James E Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon Tennessee. Click either the photo or link below to see the gallery.




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Earth Oven Class – Saturday, 13 Dec. & Sunday, 14 Dec.

earthovenThere has been a change in the dates for Randall Connor’s Earth Oven class. It will be held on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th from noon until 4 pm each day. He will be teaching the same class on both days to give a greater opportunity for people to attend.

The Earth Oven classes will be held in a heated green house at McDonald & Driver Landscaping / Garden Center located at 4801 Lebanon Pike in Hermitage, TN 37076. RSVP via email or phone. homechef32@gmail.com and 615 498-2618. Classes are free and they are the first of four in a series. Dress warm and comfortable. Muddiness will ensue.


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