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Classes in the Garden

In-person 2023 classes start February 18th.  See the 2023 schedule and class descriptions below.  All classes will be held at the UT Gardens - Crossville downstairs classroom except as noted in the class description.  If you have further questions or problems registering online, please email them to

     ***Reservations are required...Please Use the Links Shown in the "Upcomng Classes" Listings Below***

                           Some Upcoming Classes

Saturday, March 18

10:009 - 11:00

Basic Garden Hand Tools & Their Care

Dick Kaleba, Master Gardener.  Are you new to gardening? Learn which hand tools are basic for the home gardener and how to care for them. Good tools should last a lifetime.

Register Here:

Saturday, March 25,

9:00 - 11:00 am

Vegetable Gardening 101

Fred Mullen & Sid Morgan, Master Gardeners

Get advice on how to plant, grow and harvest vegetables. An overview of raised bed gardening will be provided for folks dealing with shallow soils on the plateau.

Register Here:

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Held at the Obed River Park 

Walk: Spring Native Plants *

Bill Morgan, Obed Watershed Community Association & Master Gardener

Limit 20

Join leader Bill in an activity to identify spring native flowers and ferns at the Obed River Park.  We will meet at the parking area just beyond the entrance to the park off 70N.  Dress appropriately for this easy walk.


Monday, April 17, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Native Plants & Biodiversity

Bill Morgan, Obed Watershed Community Association & Master Gardener

Photos will show that native flowers provide a rich and aesthetic variety of colors in a garden throughout the growing season.  Native plants are highly adapted to the Cumberland Plateau and are virtually maintenance free.  They provide an irreplaceable food source for many important insect pollinators and enhance biodiversity.


Saturday, April 29, 9:00 – 11:00


Fred Mullen, Master Gardener

Learn the best varieties, heirloom versus hybrid, seeds and seedlings, planting, and ways to grow them. He will discuss mulching, pinching suckers, watering, and fertilizing. Learn about common problems and solutions...everything you need to know about growing tomatoes!


Thursday, May 4, 10:00-11:00 am


Don Hazel, Nature Columnist

We will talk about the snakes that live in our state and how to identify them: where they live, what they eat, and which ones are dangerous. There will be lots of beautiful colorful photos, but no live animals.

“Thursday Morning Timely Topics”. 

For several weeks in 2021, Gregg Upchurch hosted a Zoom session where he addressed current horticultural / landscape topics to assist homeowners with their landscape, lawns, gardens and orchards. 

Most of those Zoom sessions were recorded and can now be viewed on YouTube.  Click on the button below to go to that YouTube channel.



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