June 22 TEMG Central Region Meeting Registration ALERT!

For Wilson County Master Gardeners – we will be primary host and hostess in the upcoming June 22nd TEMG Central Region Meeting and we need you!

PLEASE come and enjoy your day with us, learn, network, and get educational hours! We want to encourage folks to sign up early and to be a part of this ‘1st time Central Region Meeting.’

Our June 22nd regional workshop will be in the Central Region and will be led and hosted by TEMG groups from around the Central Region.  TEMGs from across the state are also welcome to joining us. June 22nd will be spent on tours and sessions to connect you to horticulture information, TEMG outreach in the region and other MGs with similar interests.

Highlights of the day include:

–          Tour to demonstration garden and arboretum sites led by Wilson County Master Gardeners- Fiddler’s Grove and Cedars of Lebanon State Park Butterfly Garden
–          Tour to Ellington Agriculture Center that includes demonstration garden and food production sites led by Davidson County Master Gardeners
–          Visit to rain gardens and demonstration gardens at Lane Agri-Park led by Rutherford County Master Gardeners
–          Workshop session on ‘Help with your helpline’ – an interactive workshop to help with answering questions from citizens
–          Interactive youth and  horticulture workshop session that will provides MG-tested and approved hands-on activities to take home and put into action


8:00 to 8:30 – Registration – Rutherford County Extension Community Center
8:30 to 9:00 – Bus loading
9:00 to 12:15 – Tours to Lebanon and Nashville garden sites
12:30 to 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 to 2:15 RCMG Demo garden tour
2:30 to 4:15 Workshops

EARLY Registration deadline: June 15, 2017

Cost: $25, includes lunch and tour bus seat for morning sessions.

For WCMGs’ convenience – at the Tuesday, June 6th, meeting – Registration Forms will be available. Checks will be accepted Tuesday evening – please make these out to University of Tennessee.

You can also register and pay by credit card online – for secure credit card payments, click:


Registration made after June 15, 2017 will be $30 plus we are planning food and buses now. After June 15th, we will be unable to guarantee a seat on the bus tours or lunch so please – jump in soon!


Please do not hesitate to contact Donna Samuels @ dls0916@gmail.com615-719-2665 Mobile; or at the meeting Tuesday night.

Additional information is available at the link below.

So, please come out and show pride in the Wilson County TEMG program – spread the word and join us on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017.


We need your support!! Let’s get your registrations in…



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WCMG Meeting – Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Don’t forget the Wilson County Master Gardener Association meeting is Tuesday, 6 June 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Education Building of the James E. Ward Agriculture Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. Out dinner theme this month is Chinese Cuisine and we begin eating at 6:30 PM.

Our guest speaker this month will be Mark Murphy of the Rutherford County Master Gardener Association, and his presentation will be on The Philosophy, Application and History of Organic Gardening.


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WCMG Meeting – Tuesday, 2 May 2017 and the Veterans Building

Don’t forget we have a meeting Tuesday night, 2 May 2017 in the Veterans Building.

We eat at 6:30 PM and the meeting begins at 7:00. Our guest speaker will be Dr. John McFadden PhD, CEO of the Tennessee Environmental Council. Our dinner theme is Cinco de Mayo (Mexican food).


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Executive Committee Meeting Canceled – 25 April 2017

Master Gardeners,

The Executive Committee meeting scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, 25 April 2017, has been canceled.

This meeting will not be rescheduled, but the executive committee will meet next month on Tuesday, 30 May 2017.


Posted in Announcement, Meeting Notice

Tree Work Day: Can’t get in fairgrounds today so changing to next Monday

Country Living Fair needs Monday (tonight) through Thursday to set up for their Fair for Friday through Sunday…so no work at the fairgrounds this week. Tonight’s work evening is cancelled.

If it’s alright with everyone–Let’s change it from tonight (Monday) to next Monday afternoon/evening April 25th.

We can spruce up our tree circles—or if you would like air conditioning from 5:30 on we will be putting together goody bags for Spring Fest. We will be doing various other things like drawing on chalkboards, putting up signs, making baskets. Bring a sack dinner if you like.

Text me 615 260-1190 if you think you can make it.

Also if anyone wants to bring cool garden items or homemade items that you would like to donate to the Silent Auction to help Fiddlers Grove that is always welcomed.

Thank You, Thank You!

Carol Walenga

PS: Remember WCMG now counts drive time as volunteer hours (so if it takes 30 minutes in and 30 minutes home—you need to add an hour of volunteer time to your “Outreach” hours Thanks again!


Posted in Announcement, Our Urban Forest, Volunteer Opportunity