Tipton County Extension Master Gardeners


Helpful Contacts

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to promote environmental stewardship and to educate the  public about horticulture using research-based information available through UT Extension.

What is the  Extension Master Gardener Program?

​President -  Beverly Moranville


Vice President -Paula Sweatt


Secretary - Barbara Marese


Treasurer - Carolyn McDaniel 


Member at Large-Sherl Rose



Past President - Roxi Phillips roxannamp@gmail.com

Joellen Dimond
Horticulturist, Extension Agent

Our Publications

The University of Tennessee has numerous garden publications. 

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The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program provides volunteer services for University of Tennessee Extension. Certified Extension Master Gardeners are trained by Tennessee Extension professionals to provide sound, practical, research-based information to the public in the area of residential and consumer horticulture.

To become an Extension Master Gardener:
Contact our local county Extension office located 111 East Washington Ave., Covington, Tn, 38019 | (901) 476-0231 | tiptoncountymastergardener@gmail.com. to complete:

40 hours of basic horticulture classes
Volunteer service and continuing education hours (required for certification)

Benefits of becoming an Extension Master Gardener include:
Forming friendships and having fun
Expanding your gardening skills
Sharing your gardening knowledge
Being involved in your local community
Making a difference in Tennessee

What is the cost?

The nominal fee for Extension Master Gardener training covers the educational materials and training costs.