Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Burgess Falls - Educational programs and Hiking Opportunities

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For more information please follow this link:  Burgess Falls - Education and Hiking

TDEC News for the Upper Cumberland

Photo provide by TDEC.
For the most recent updates on Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, Grants, Workshops and more, please follow this link for the full article:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June Newsletter 

The PCMG June Newsletter has been posted in the Newsletter tab.

Thanks, as always, to all our contributors!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Cane Creek Pollinator Field Update

What started as a simple idea to expand the Monarch Waystation around the UT Extension building in Cookeville has blossomed into a project involving community partners -- US Fish and Wildlife, Tennessee Wildlife Resources, Putnam County Soil Conservation District, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Putnam County Master Gardeners -- in creating over 3 acres of pollinator habitat!  

Each partner organization is playing an important role and, together, we are making it happen.  Not only are we providing pollinators with a much-needed habitat -- we are also educating the public in how to plant pollinator-friendly gardens.

The TWRA has recently seeded the fields and we look forward to watching the fields develop into a haven for butterflies, birds, and bees...oh my! 

Special thanks go to PCMG members Nancy Snope and Lynda Cook for their leadership and participation in this worthwhile project.

Photos are shared from the Cookeville Leisure Life magazine the Spring/ Summer 2018 edition.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Basics of Estate Planning - Free Class/Seminar

The Putnam County Extension office is sponsoring a free class, open to the public, on the Basics of Estate Planning on May 16, First National Bank, Cookeville, 10am, 2nd floor.

The class will be hosted by Michelle Parrott and reservations are required by May 9th.

Please phone the UT Extension office to schedule your attendance -- 931-526-4561.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Peppers and Tomatoes at the PCMG Plant Sale
Saturday, Apr 28th, 8am to 2pm

Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, and Veggie lists have also been published.

Please join us!

Green Bell Pepper - Sweet/Mild
Beefsteak - heirloom
Mild Jalapeno - Mild
Big Boy - larger size
Orange Bell Pepper - Sweet/Mild
Cherokee Purple - dark, mahogany-red hue, heirloom
Red Bell Pepper - Sweet/Mild
Early Girl - medium sized
Sweet Banana - Sweet/Mild
Fourth of July - likely to ripen by the 4th
Yellow Bell Pepper - Sweet/Mild
German Johnson Pink - heirloom
Yum Yum - Sweet/Mild r, y, orange
German Red Strawberry - large strawberry shaped
Caroline Reaper - Very Very Very Hot!
Honey Delight - yellow cocktail-ish tomato
Cayenne - Hot
Midnight Snack - cherry - New
Ghost - Very Hot !!!
Mortgage Lifter - heirloom
Habanero - Hot
Oxheart - heart shaped - heirloom
Large Hot Jalapeno - Hot
Patio Princess -  compact
Serano - Hot
Rapunzel - cherry
Roma - plum tomato
Rutgers - heirloom
Sweet 100 - cherry - compact
Sweet Valentine - heart-shaped cherry - New