WCMG Meeting – Tuesday, 7 March 2017

tnpsnewlogoThe Wilson County Master Gardener Association will meet on Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Education Building.

Our guest speaker will be writer and author Margie Hunter from the Tennessee Native Plant Society.

Our dinner theme is Breakfast for Dinner.


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Breaking Ground – Demo Garden 2017

Several of WCMG’s finest master gardeners braved the cool temperatures on Saturday, 18 February 2017, to break ground on the 2017 Demo Garden at Fiddlers Grove.


Pictured above are Bob McCutchan, Sondra Bishop & her granddaughter, Vicki Rohr’s husband George, Joan Sutherland, Vicki Rohr, Marianne Pelletier, Vicki Rohr’s mother-in-law, and Jan Whitaker. Not pictured Whit Whitaker and Carol Walenga.


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HelpLine Desk Volunteer Registration Open

helpline_needs_youThe HelpLine Sign Up form is live beginning today. Wilson County Certified Master Gardeners who wish to volunteer for service beginning Thursday, 02 March 2017 should sign up now to get the day(s) you want.

Sign up here:  https://wilsoncountymg.org/projects/help-line-schedule/

The HelpLine operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 11:00 AM from the beginning of March through the end of October.

You must be a Certified Master Gardener to volunteer. If you have questions about volunteering for the HelpLine, email Whit, Jan or Carol.


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Horticultural Basics For The Home Gardener


The class will begin on Saturday, March 4 for five consecutive Saturday’s.  The class will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  and will be held in the Town Hall Building in Fiddler’s Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.  Class size is limited to 20 participants and registration deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  NOTE:  You are not registered for the class until the registration fee and application is received.  If you have additional questions or need information regarding the class, please contact Flo Moore or call 615-444-9584.

Download Registration Form here: https://extension.tennessee.edu/Wilson/Documents/ANR/2017%20Agriculture/Application.pdf

Download Course Flyer here: https://extension.tennessee.edu/Wilson/Documents/ANR/2017%20Agriculture/Flyer.pdf


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WCMG Meeting / Chili Cook-Off – Tuesday, 7 February 2017

We meet at 6:30 PM in the Veterans Building
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

chili-933Reminder: Tuesday, 7 February 2017 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.

Robert Hamilton, David Bates, Gary Stein & Marianne Pelletier are the last four 1st Place winners in our annual chili cookoff. But if you have a good recipe and you think you have what it takes to tempt the sophisticated taste buds of our members, then don your apron, get to cutting and whip up a batch for the February 7 meeting. Make a crock-pot or stew-pot full, enough for everyone to get a taste. Also, please complete this online [ Sign-Up Form ] if you plan to bring chili. Here is the direct link to the sign-up form:


This form helps us keep up with how many plan to participate in the cookoff as well as no what other food items we still need.

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 or a dessert. If you can provide any of these items, please complete this online [ Sign-Up Form ] as soon as possible so that we’ll know what’s coming and what’s lacking.

chili_competitionChili Cook-Off Entries:

  1.  Robert Hamilton  –Reigning Champion !
  2.  David Bates  – 2014 Champion !
  3.  Jan Whitaker
  4.  Carol Benson
  5.  Marianne Smith – Chili vegano
  6.  Beth Wallis
  7.  Karla Clark


What Others Are Bringing:

chili-cook-off_medCheese (shredded)
1) Judy Lea (2 pkgs of 2 cups)
2) Rosemary Marshall
3) Linda Kesting

Sour Cream
1) Vicki Rohr

2) Sondra Bishop
3).Linda Kesting

1)  David Bates  – 2014 Champion !

2)  Patti Hoag
3)  Geri Tomerlin
4)  Lauren May

Corn Chips
1) Sondra Bishop
2) Lynn Mouvery

Judy Lea (1 pkg oyster crackers)
2) Brandee Seaborn

1) Fay Huddleston (Relish dish)

Donna Samuels
2) Bob McCutchan
3) Rosemary Marshall
4) Darlene Driver
5) Roseann White-Beasley
6) Laleta Shipper
7) Mindy Davis

1)  Carol Walenga
2)  Kathy Powers
3)  Kathy Leeman
6) .
7) .

chiliIf you plan on bringing chili, cornbread, crackers, corn chips, grated cheese, sour cream, dessert or a drink but for some reason are unable to use the [ Sign-Up Form ], please let Greg know via email as soon as possible cedarbees@gmail.com


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