We had a great meeting with Dr. Chris Cooper, the UT Extension Agent. He told us about the various bugs that plagued us over the summer and shared what we can plant now, namely turnips, lettuce, spinach, kale and radishes. You can visit www.utextension.utk.edu for more details.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Office of Sustainable Practices will be hosted by the City of Germantown at Bobby Lanier Farm Park on September 24th at 9 a.m for a community garden workshop. The Workshop will include lunch, speakers, networking and a garden tour.
They need help picking the speakers! Please complete the attached two minute survey to help them refine the workshop content and speakers. Please complete the survey by the end of the day on September 1. Online registration will open on September 8, following confirmation of schedule and speakers. Click here to fill out the survey.
The Memphis Area Master Gardeners invite you to the Adult Greenline Gardens Workshops held at Shelby Farms Park from September – November on the third Saturday of every month at 9am.
Workshop take place in the Greenline Gardens Learning Arbor, located at the corner of Farm Road and Mullins Station Road (6489 Mullins Station Road).
Workshops are $5 per person, but free for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Members (fees cover workshop materials).
September 20 | Bees, Butterflies + Hummingbirds
October 18 | Fall Planting
November 15 | Composting
Adult Greenline Gardens Workshops Flyer + Registration
We are going to develop a community orchard on the corner Nettleton and Tennessee in downtown Memphis. Any support would be greatly appreciated! You can donate through Ioby.
From the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability: Announcing the inaugural meeting of “Green Matters for Women of Shelby County” a networking opportunity for women either in the environmental field or have an interest in “green” andsustainable topics. Join the women of TDEC and the Office of Sustainability for a brown bag luncheon at Shelby Farms Park. We will hear from special guests Margot McNeeley of Project Green Fork & Betsy Peterson of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.
June 11, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Shelby Farms Visitor Center, 500 N. Pine Lake Dr.
*Bring your own lunch, no RSVP needed*http://bit.ly/SenLVw
Learn about square foot gardening through the below video.
Dr. Chris Cooper, UT Extension Agent will speak about gardening on Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30pm at Memphis City Gardens on South Front Street, next to the Farmer’s Market at Central Station. Please send any questions you might have to firstname.lastname@example.org so that Dr. Cooper can prepare.
We had a great meeting with Dr. Cooper on Tuesday. He checked the Memphis City Garden beds. Overall things look great. He identified some flea beetles. To get rid of them, he recommended spraying them with soapy water. He also pointed out some loopers, which BT eliminates. We asked about grub worms, which we found in some beds. They nibble at roots and then turn into beetles. They are difficult to get rid of, but once they turn into beetles, they can be sprayed with soapy water.
Be sure to check out Dr. Chris Cooper on The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South on WKNO/Channel 10 Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 1pm. It also airs on WKNO2 on Saturdays at 2pm.
Send in your garden photos and questions to email@example.com and they may be featured on an upcoming show!
As you gear up for planting season, a great resource is The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast by Ira Wallace.
The book offers a great month by month guide of what to do and how to do it.