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Fair Workers Appreciation Day! 10/03/15

Come and enjoy BBQ featuring the Grand Champion and Reserve 4H hogs!  Master Gardeners are asked to bring a dessert.  The event will be held from noon to 2pm at the Rhea County Fair Grounds on Saturday October 3, 2015



Get Volunteer Hours!

Hospital Courtyard Wednesday 9/23 from 8:30 am until.....

Fair Grounds General Repair and Cleanup Thursday 9/24 from 9 am until.......

Farm City Day 10/6 from 8 am until 2 pm

P​umpkinfest 10/30 from 12 noon to 10 pm and 10/31 from 12 noon to 4 pm




Fall Gardeners' Festival

Mark your Calendar for this wonderful event in Crossville!



Volunteer hours can be earned by helping at the AG Center and Fair Grounds

The annual Rhea County Fair is rapidly approaching and help is needed at the MG Pavilion and other areas.

  Fair Dates:  8/18/2015 - 8/22/2015

 See calendar for work days



Third Saturday Raised Bed Course A Great Success!

The Third Saturday Course on Raised Beds gave each participant insight into the basics of building a bed through harvest with lots of info in-between.  Enhancing gardening skills with lessons on materials to use, soil prep, plant varieties, pest management, moisture control and of course " harvesting the fruits of labor",  the course was a journey through raised bed gardening at a more in depth level.  Garden lovers and Master Gardeners from Rhea and Bradley counties participated in the classes led by Thomas Greenlee, Jerry Lamb and Anna Johnson.  The course was

2015 Class of Master Gardener Interns Graduation

20150521_192427.jpg20150521_192555.jpgBeginning in January of 2015 the Rhea County Master Gardener Association welcomed a new class of interns.  After attending classes on Thursday nights from January thru the beginning of May that included a  wide range of interesting and relevant topics, our new graduates are rea

July Master Gardener Meeting at the new pavilion! July 16 at 7 PM

Our July meeting will be held at the Master Gardener Pavilion at the AG Center.  We will be having a cookout with the entree and drinks provided by the Master Gardener Association.  Please bring a side dish and a dessert.  Winter Gardening in Tennessee will be the MG exhibit at the fair this year.  We will be needing volunteers to work the fair and help with the planning and execution of our presentation.  We will finalize these details on Thursday.  For more complete information please see the July newsletter.


Raised Bed Project Update

0408151721a (Medium).jpg Hard work put in by Master Gardener volunteers along with Thomas Greenlee and Jerry Lamb resulted in raised beds constructed of plain pine, treated pine, landscape timbers, linseed oil and turpentine treated pine and composite boards.  A bed made of masonry will be constructed as well.  The beds were the topic of the first class of the Home and Garden Saturday Short Course.  Can you guess which bed is the most cost effective?   Can you guess which bed was the


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