If you want to dig deeper into gardening, you are on fertile ground. Plow through our pages to find all the dirt on gardening in the MidSouth and activities of local Master Gardeners. We are compost of people from all parts of the country, both natives and transplants. Our knowledge stems from classes offered by the UT Extension in Shelby County. Rooted in a tradition of Tennessee volunteerism, we branch out, growing community projects and planting seeds of knowledge wherever we can cultivate an audience. Weed love for you to learn more about us so you can reap the rewards of good gardening. Leaf a message for the webmaster if you have any questions.





           MAMG              SPEAKERS  BUREAU
 Need a speaker? As a community service, the Memphis Area Master Gardeners provides a diverse group of speakers, at no charge, to schools, clubs, and other interested organizations. All topics are horticulture related. 

A minimum of three weeks' advance notice is required. We will try to fulfill each request. Please include your name, phone number, and email address, group name, date, time and location of meeting and number of attendees.

Contact Speakers Bureau


Click for a listing of available topics

This  week on  The  Family  Plot:  Gardening in  the  Mid-South, retired UT Extension Agent, Mike Dennison, shows how to maintain tools and get them ready for winter. Also, UT Horticulturist, Jason Reeves, creates a seasonal greenery arrangement with a large flower pot and evergreen branches.

** This is the last episode for the season. We will return in the spring with more garden demonstrations, tips and advice.

 Host:  Chris Cooper
 UT Extension Agent - Shelby County


Jason Reeves
UT Horticulturist

Mike Dennison
Retired UT Extension Agent

You can watch previous episodes online at  http://www.familyplotgarden.com/full-episodes-online.html

The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, airs November 26th at 3:00 pm, Sunday; November 27th at 12:30 pm on WKNO/Channel 10. It also airs Thursday, December 1st at 11:00 am  on WKNO2 (available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Digital Cable channel 910.

Production Funding for The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South is provided by Good WInds Landscape and Garden Center, International Paper Foundation, and  Dixon Gallery & Gardens.



2016 MAMG Scholarships Awarded              



What does go on at the


Extension Service?

Check out this interview with

Dr. Christopher Cooper

and Debby Hall of WREC




      Check it out! It's Calendar time! Available from 
    Memphis Area Master Gardeners from November 10th
        thru December 9th. Order now- supply limited.

      PAR Davies: MG Brenda Maguire harvested enough

      muscadines to make 13 half pints of jelly for the YWCA
      Shelter for Abused Women and Children. Additional
      harvest will be juiced and processed for jelly for 
      Spring Fling 2017. How cool is this!


SAVOY CABBAGE at Collierville Victory Garden

Master Gardeners at Habitat construction site.

Memphis Area Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens

Plant A Row (PAR)


Foods produced by Memphis Area Master Gardeners: 

            PAR- Davies  - 1354 lbs   2016

  PAR Collierville Victory Garden -  3223 lbs   2016

Given to:   Collierville Food Pantry, Fayette County Project Outreach,

Salvation Army Center of Hope,

 and the YWCA Women's Shelter

MAMG 2015 Poundage: 5693 pounds

The Victory Garden video (click to view)

UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Suite B, Box 21
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240