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.




The 2019 Scholarship Application form and Guidelines are posted to the Grants and Scholarships page.


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

(updated 12 February 2019)

This week on the Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, Shelby County UT Extension Agent, Booker T Leigh, introduces us to several good varieties of Bermuda and Zoysia grass. Also, UT Extension Horticultural Specialist, Carol Reese, talks about plants to avoid and what to replace them with.

Host: Chris Cooper - UT Extension Agent

Booker T. Leigh - UT Extension Agent

Carol Reese - UT's West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.

The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South airs Saturday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10

Remember you can see past  
episodes and segments anytime at:  

Production funding for The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, is provided by Good Winds Landscape and Garden Center and International Paper Foundation.




       Issues with your garden or grass? 

        Recommendation: read Soil Test page

            Print Form: Soil & Media Information Sheet

     Why: check with Dr. Christopher Cooper 


Sweet Potato Time!

Bouquets of Joy

Memphis Area Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

Plant A Row (PAR)

Food Produced at PAR Collierville Garden

by Memphis Area Master Gardeners 

Donations made to: Collierville Food Pantry,

Catholic Charities of West TN, & Moriah House

Bouquets delivered to: Page Robbins Adult Day Center

 and Collierville Christian Church        

Growing In Our Community

The Victory Garden video (click to view)



    What does go on at the


    Extension Service?

    Check out this interview with

    Dr. Christopher Cooper

    and Debby Hall of WREC



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