Bradley County Master Gardener Meetings


     Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month all through the year, with the exception of July and December. In December, we hold a Christmas party with spouses / invited guests. Meetings are usually held at the UT Extension Office located at 95 Church Street SE, Cleveland, TN 37311.  Others are field trips.  Along with discussing Master Gardener business, a portion of each meeting is typically reserved for invited speakers, sharing's between members or other activities.  Below are examples of past invited speakers and field trips. If you'd like further information, reach out by using the "Contact Us" page.

Invited Speakers:

Angel Miller, Owner, Two Angel’s Mushroom Farm
Sally Wenchel, Hamilton County MG,  VP Wild Ones National Board
Natalie Bumgarner, State Master Gardener Coordinator

Jason Rymer, Director of Gardening Dept., Elder’s Ace Hardware

Carrie Kurtesz, Emerald Turf

Tom Looney, Director of Advancement at UT

Troy Teets, Spring Creek Veggies

​Susie Epperson, Tennessee Rose Society

Terinda Whisenant, Center Manager, Ocoee Whitewater Center

​​Field Trips:

Black Fox Farms Joe and Ellen Washington, Owners

Cleveland High School, Hydroponics Program
Native Landscape & Vegetable Garden Tour, Home of Bruce & Phyllis Tilden

​​Muscadine Vineyard & Grindstone Gardens

Jason Rymer, Director of the Garden Department at Elder's Ace Hardware speaking on new  plants that are "Proven Winners" 

Cleveland High School Hydroponics System

     Natalie Baumgarner (front row center in white), State Master Gardener Coordinator shared information on the new Master Gardener Handbook as well as future plans for the organization.

Field trip to Black Fox Farms

Grindstone Gardens & Muscadine Vineyard