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.
Our Program – Your Dedication
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
18,489 direct contacts by volunteers
55,933 indirect contacts by volunteers, through media, newsletters, radio, and other means
More than 600 Master Gardeners gained knowledge and confidence in:
334 Master Gardeners assisted 1,666 people in making turfgrass selection or turfgrass management decisions.
1,027 people were helped by 334 Master Gardeners in identifying pests or assessing pest damage.
373 Master Gardeners used their knowledge of soils to help 2009 people interpret soil test results and improve their soil management.