WCMG Dinner & Meeting – Tuesday, 4 February 2020

The Wilson County Master Gardener Association will meet Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Education Building at the James E Ward Agricultural Center.

February dinner theme is Mardi Gras and dinner is served at 6:30. The meeting will begin at 7:00 followed by a program.


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WCMG Meeting / Chili Cook-Off – Tuesday, 7 January 2020

WCMG Chili Cook-Off
in the Education Building
Tuesday, 7 January 2020 @ 6:30 PM


On Tuesday, 7 January 2020, Wilson County Master Gardeners will hold 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. 

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 our January meeting. Make a crock-pot full, enough for everyone to get a  good taste. Also, please complete this online [ Sign-Up Form ] if you plan to bring chili.  This year we are accepting eight chili entries. Here is the direct link to the sign-up form:


This form helps us keep up with how many plan to participate in the cook-off as well as know 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 (max = 8):

  1. Rose Skaggs
  2. Linda Kovacs
  3. Linda Robertson
  4. Betty Crawford
  5. Doris Garrison
  6. Ed Gehrke
  7. Kathy Powers
  8. ____? ? ?____


What Others Are Bringing:

chili-cook-off_medCheese (shredded)
1)  Eli Shehane
2)  Carol Walenga
3)  Deanna Jackson

Sour Cream
1)  Carrie Shehane

2)  Deanna Jackson
3)  Tina Nichols Benson

1)  Suzanne Dunn

2)  David Bates
3)  Ed Gehrke
4)  Lauren May

Corn Chips
1)  Jan Ricketts
2)  Sondra Bishop
3)  Tina Nichols Benson

1)  Judy Price

2)  Deanna Jackson

1)  Carrie Shehane 

2)  Veronica Gammons
3)  Carol Benson
4)  Maryann Hicks

1)  Carol Walenga
2)  Dwayne Smith
3)  Judy Price
4)  Patti Hoag

1)  Joan Sutherland (pineapple orange salad)
2)  Rosemary Marshall (black-eyed pea salsa & chips)
3)  Sally Swain (egg muffins)


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 us know via email: wilsoncountymg@gmail.com


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2019 December Party & Meeting Photos

Judy and Larry Price receive 15 year pinsJudy & Larry Price receive their 20 year service pins

10 year pin recipients9 Wilson County Master Gardeners receive their 10 year pin

Carol Benson, Rosemary Marshall, and Tina Benson recognized for volunteering 200+ hours this yearCarol Benson, Rosemary Marshall, & Tina Benson recognized for volunteering 200+ hours this year

Andy May the lights the crowd with holiday musicAndy May delights the crowd with festive holiday music

December holiday party turnoutWilson County Master Gardener dressed and dining for the season

100+ our pin recipients19 Wilson County Master Gardeners receive their 100+ hour pin for the year



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More Photos from the 2019 December Party





Brandee and Darlene setting up the mini bundt station.


Lauren and Carol setting up for the volunteer luncheon for the 
gardeners who make the Grove beautiful.

Tina and Vicki about to decorate the tree.

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2020 Master Gardener Intern Class Applications Available

We have now started advertising our next MG intern class which will begin the last Monday in January.  The application is on our wilson.tennessee.edu website and also attached below.  If you have any questions about the class, feel free to contact me.  We have not finalized the schedule yet, we are still waiting to hear from one person.  Hopefully that will be done in the next week.

Download the application here:  MGApplication2020

Lucas Holman
Horticulture Extension Agent
Wilson County UT/TSU Extension
Suite 100, 925 E. Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087

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