Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cumberland County Master Gardeners Fall Festival - August 29th
Great opportunity to earn volunteer hours and CEU's!!
This is a wonderful day of FUN, classes, exhibits,Food, marketplace, and camaraderie with other gardeners!  I have attached the schedule of classes for your review. Over 800 attendees registered from 44 counties of Tennessee last year!  Those attending the festival in the past have enjoyed and learned from visiting educational displays throughout the Gardens.

2017 Fall Gardeners' Festival Agenda
I am very excited that Putnam County Master Gardeners will be participating this year! We will be presenting CB and Bonnie's wonderful seed diversity display from our fair exhibit! Also on exhibit will be the Cold Frame from our fair exhibit.
If you would like to volunteer any time at our booth from 9am - 4:00pm on the 29th, please contact Nancy Snope.  John and I have a 10 x 10 cover so we will have shade and chairs for you to sit.  Nancy's Home: 931-839-6807 Cell: 931-239-3703, Email: nancysnopePCMG@hotmail.com
When: Tuesday, August 29th
Where: UT Plateau Research and Education Center, Highway 70 N, Crossville, TN
** Free Admission **
Registration: 8am-9am
Classes: 9am-2pm
I look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

2017 Putnam County Fair Board Honors 10 Years of Master Gardeners

The Putnam County Fair Board recently honored the PCMG group for 
10 years of participation in the Putnam County Fair.  The group's initial participation reportedly consisted of a 'few plants on a few tables, manned by a few Master Gardeners.' 

Involvement in the Fair has consistently grown year over year, expanding
creatively to become 'one of the most popular exhibits.'  Congratulations to each Master Gardener who contributed to the team's success throughout the past decade.

July 30th Herald-Citizen Article

Fair Book Cover

PCMG Recognition

PCMGs in Attendance at the 2017 Fair Board Luncheon

Just a Heads Up.....

The PCMG August 2017 Newsletter has been added to the Monthly Newsletter tab.

Thanks to all our contributors and editor!
Grape Day, August 26th, Rutherford County Master Gardeners
Autumn Shultz, President of  Rutherford County Master Gardeners,
has invited neighboring Master Gardener groups to participate in the fun of harvesting and pressing grapes at this year's grape day on August 26th 6am-6pm (come and go). See attached flyer for more information.
Bring your own sterile gallon container, pick grapes, stay for the de-stemming and juicing and take home fresh squeezed juice for making jelly, sauce or drinking.
Sounds like FUN!  Let me know if any plan to attend as we could carpool.

Upper Cumberland Parade of Homes Announcement
By Melanie Chadwell (931-528-7472)
The Upper Cumberland Parade of Homes will be August 19th and 20th in Cookeville and surrounding areas. Presented by the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland, the tour will include new and remodeled houses that feature a variety of design styles and innovative building products.
The Upper Cumberland is a great place to live, and the Parade of Homes celebrates the exceptional quality, fine craftsmanship and design choices that are available here. Instead of just browsing through design magazines and watching HGTV, you can stroll through impressive homes in real neighborhoods and talk directly to builders and product suppliers to gather information for your project. You will see actual examples of shiplap, quartz countertops, outdoor fireplaces, current paint colors, unique lighting, and othertrends. It is much more fun and productive than scrolling through Pinterest.The Parade of Homes is a unique opportunity to See, Touch, and Learn. Although we all enjoy online shopping, there is no substitute for actually seeing products, and talking to professionals. Whether you plan to build your dream home or want to upgrade your current residence, you’ll find plenty of inspiration, regardless of your budget.
Admission is $10 to tour all 6 houses, and tickets will be available at each house during Parade hours, which are Saturday, August 19 from 10-5, and Sunday, August 20 from 12-5. Advance tickets are half price, only $5, and can be purchased at any First National Bank, Kitchen & Bath HomeCORR (Broad Street in Cookeville), or Wilson Bank. More information at www.uchba.com.
Builders and remodelers featured in the Parade of Homes are:

     Davidson Custom Builders – Ronnie & Denise Davidson

     Elite Construction – Eric Cherry and Tony Johnson

     Holloway & Sons Construction

     Honest Abe Log Homes – Melissa & Greg Watson

     Watermill Construction – Larry Suggs

More information about the Parade of Homes at www.uchba.com