The Roane County Master Gardeners are trained volunteers working under the auspices of the county Extension Service. Our mission is to provide researched-based horticultural education and information to the community through community garden and landscape programs.

Our goals are to introduce gardening to the novice, to provide supplemental education to the experienced gardener and to serve the community at large through the development and implementation of gardening programs and activities.

We strive to support the community through civic organizations, schools, and local events. For example, we offer gardening workshops and seminars throughout the year, provide landscaping design for community parks and support a children’s community vegetable gardening program. We are also available to answer your gardening or landscaping questions one-on-one.

The Roane County Master Gardeners are part of the Tennessee Master Gardener Program which is offered through The University of Tennessee Extension. All volunteers receive 40 hours of horticultural classes and return 40 hours of volunteer community service through their Extension office. Master gardeners who continue to participate in the program return at least 25 hours of service and obtain a minimum of 8 hours of continuing education annually.