Who We Are and What We Do

The Master Gardeners of Davidson County (MGofDC) are an Extension of the Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee. Tennessee Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that help the Extension Service provide sound, practical, research-based information to county residents about their home horticulture. All volunteers are trained with 40 hours of horticultural classes and return 40 hours of volunteer community service through their Extension office. We were founded in 1986 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to promote gardening and home horticulture through education, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism.

In 2019, our volunteers contributed a total of 10,479 volunteer hours toward community service and education projects in Nashville and Davidson County with an in-kind value of more than $266,480.97. We operate six educational garden sites through collaborative partnerships: Demonstration & Educational Gardens at Ellington Agricultural Center, Grassmere Historic Gardens at the Nashville Zoo, Harding Garden at Belle Meade, Historic Nashville City Cemetery, the Kitchen Gardens at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and the Tennessee Agricultural Museum Heirloom Garden. We also have on-going community outreach programs throughout the year.

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of every month.

NOTE:  Currently, In-person meetings are not being held due to COVID 19.  Please check our calendar for Zoom information.  

 In the event of inclement weather, all MGofDC meetings and activities will be suspended when Metro Nashville Public Schools close.


MGofDC Executive Committee

President: Caroll Marrero (2009)

First Vice President: Mark Mayer (2018)

Second Vice President:   Catherine Atwell (2004)

Corresponding Secretary:  Jenny Komoll (2019)

Recording Secretary:  Margaret Littman (2018)

Treasurer: Tom Coulter (2015)

Membership Chairperson: Dana Williams (2019)

Education Chairperson: David Cook (2000)

Webmaster: Karen Brown (2016)

UT/TSU Extension Agent Advisor: TBD


MGofDC Community Partners

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Bell Garden at Bellevue Middle School

Belle Meade Plantation

Brooklyn Heights Community Garden

Faith Family Medical Center Garden

Farm in the City

Glencliff High School (Garden)

Metro Water Services

Napier Elementary School (Garden)

Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

Nashville City Cemetery (and Association)

Nashville Farmers' Market

Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange 

Priest Lake Presbyterian Church (Garden)

St Joseph School (Garden)

Tennessee Agricultural Museum

The Covenant School (Garden)

UT/TSU Extension Davidson County


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