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The Master Gardener Volunteer Paycheck $$$. Our Program – Your Dedication. Extension Centennial. This year marks 100 years of Extension programs in Tennessee Master Gardeners continue the traditions that were started in 1910 Reaching out to serve others. Volunteer Service.

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The master gardener volunteer paycheck

The Master GardenerVolunteer Paycheck $$$

Our Program – Your Dedication


Extension centennial
Extension Centennial

  • This year marks 100 years of Extension programs in Tennessee

  • Master Gardeners continue the traditions that were started in 1910

    • Reaching out to serve others


Volunteer service
Volunteer Service

In 2009, Master Gardeners contributed 238,567 hours to our programs statewide

This represents a contribution of $4.8 million in service to the Institute of Agriculture, UT Extension, and the State of Tennessee

More than 12,000 hours were spent in direct contact with gardeners, providing garden education and information


Volunteer contacts
Volunteer Contacts

18,489 direct contacts by volunteers

55,933 indirect contacts by volunteers, through media, newsletters, radio, and other means


Outcomes
Outcomes?

More than 600 Master Gardeners gained knowledge and confidence in:

  • Entomology

  • IPM

  • Ornamentals

  • Plant diseases

  • Soils

  • Turfgrass


Outcomes1
Outcomes?

334 Master Gardeners assisted 1,666 people in making turfgrass selection or turfgrass management decisions.


Outcomes2
Outcomes?

1,027 people were helped by 334 Master Gardeners in identifying pests or assessing pest damage.


Outcomes3
Outcomes?

373 Master Gardeners used their knowledge of soils to help 2009 people interpret soil test results and improve their soil management.



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