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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