Master Gardeners Program

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Three weeks ago, I started my Master Gardeners class. So far, I’ve learned about the history of the program, soils, and pruning. I have another nine classes to go and 40 hours of service to complete before getting certified as a Master Gardener.

I had a friend a few years ago who took the course in another county and loved it. When we moved to our farm, I really wanted to start growing out own food, so I took a few free classes with the Rutherford County Master Gardeners at the local library. Continue reading

Rutherford County Master Gardeners

On Saturday, I attended a free class at Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro. The Master Gardeners of Rutherford County are teaming up with Linebaugh Library to host a free series on gardening. Saturday’s session, Getting Started Gardening: Soil Prep and Site Selection, was a great introduction for someone like me, who’s never started a garden.

Based on the material, I was able to decide on a 10′ by 10′ garden. We picked an ideal site that’s level with good drainage. There’s a good 8-10 hours of light with afternoon shade. We were able to get the spot cleared and lay down black plastic to kill the grass before spring planting. Continue reading