Master Gardener Program

The Rutherford County Master Gardener program is a volunteer service organization offered by The University of Tennessee Extension. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to train citizens as horticulture educators for their communities. The title Master Gardener is conditional upon complying with the following:

  • Successfully completing the Master Gardener training program
  • Performing and reporting 40 service hours within 12 months of training program completion
  • Attending 4 Master Gardeners of Rutherford County Association meetings per year,
  • Sharing only University of Tennessee-approved recommendations (not home remedies but researched based information)
  • The Master Gardener name badge and title may not be used for commercial gain or to promote commercial products or businesses; and
  • Certification is renewable annually, upon completion of volunteer and educational requirements.
Learn more about becoming a Master Gardener
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Master Gardener Podcast
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Garden Basic Program
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Justin Stefanski Profile Page
Justin Stefanski
Extension Agent II, Rutherford County

Annual Plant Swap Update:

Mark your calendars for May 14th 9am to 11am for the annual Master Gardener Plant Swap at the Lane Agri Park Community Center, 315 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro. Bring your extra vegetable plants, flowering plants, bulbs, trees, or house plants to swap! 1 plant = 1 swap

Plants need to be labeled with plant name, growth habits, & divided if necessary.

PLEASE NO: small seedlings, seeds or invasive plants.