Who We Are & What We Do

The Master Gardeners of Davidson County (MGofDC) are an Extension of the Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee. Tennessee Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that help the Extension Service provide sound, practical, research-based information to county residents about their home horticulture. All volunteers are trained with 40 hours of horticultural classes and return 40 hours of volunteer community service through their Extension office. We were founded in 1986 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to promote gardening and home horticulture through education, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism.

In 2017, our volunteers contributed a total of 17,331 volunteer hours toward community service and education projects in Nashville and Davidson County with an in-kind value of more than $484,728. We operate five educational garden sites through collaborative partnerships: Demonstration Garden at Ellington Agricultural Center, Grassmere Historic Gardens at the Nashville Zoo, Harding Garden at Belle Meade, Historic Nashville City Cemetery, and the Kitchen Gardens at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. We also have on-going community outreach programs throughout the year.

Member Meetings

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of every month at Crievewood United Methodist Church  451 Hogan Road (Corner of Hogan Rd and Marchant Drive), Nashville, TN 37211.  In the event of inclement weather, all MGofDC meetings and activities will be suspended when Metro Nashville Public Schools close.

Please Note: In lieu of the July monthly meeting, MGDC travels to Summer Celebration in Jackson, Tennessee hosted by the Madison County Master Gardeners. 

MGofDC Executive Committee

President, Alisa Huntsman (2008)
Co-First Vice PresidentPaul Martin (1998) & Robert Bryan (2015)
Second Vice President,  vacant
Corresponding Secretary, Kalli Lipke (2017)
Recording SecretaryCarolyn Turner (1997)
TreasurerTom Coulter (2015)
Membership Chairperson , Karen Brown (2016)
Education Chairperson, Robert Mather (2000)
Events Chairperson, Marilee Jacobs (2013)
UT/TSU Extension Agent AdvisorDavid Cook (ex-officio)

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