Master Gardener Certifications Awarded


2014 was quite a year for the Hamilton County Master Gardeners — they contributed over 30,500 volunteer hours and achieved over 11,900 education hours! Along with the certification awards, 45 individuals received the Growth Award, which signifies 100+ volunteer hours and 15+ additional education hours during the year.

Check out the award recipients here. Congratulations to all!


Me?  No.  I couldn’t find my car either.


The January 2015 newsletter is now available in the “Members” section.

The proposed changes to the HCMGA, Inc. by-laws are available in the “Members” section | By-laws and also on the Directory page.

There will be discussion at our Feb meeting and a vote in March.


Waiting for Spring



Third Phase Needs You


*** Help Wanted! ***

Third Phase Committee needs you.

Third Phase

What’s Third Phase?      

Third Phase is a woman’s shelter.  We promote awareness of producing food locally and share our knowledge of vegetable gardening with residents of the Third Phase woman’s shelter and community members who volunteer at Third Phase.

Interested in chairing the Third Phase Committee next year?  While our garden is all set up to be grown organically, a new chair could decide on whatever he or she wants to do, so long as HCMGA and the Third Phase Staff approve.  I would love to turn the committee over to another person. My co-chairs from this year will be doing other things, and I would also like that opportunity.

I might remain a co-chair if my co-chairs are willing to share in or evenly divide the entire running of the garden, the planning, the communication, the encouragement of Third Phase participation, and the administrative work. They would also need to be interested in keeping the garden organic and self-sustaining.

This is a BIG garden, but there are a lot of great people on our committee.  This committee is a great place to learn and grow and share what we know.

If you are interested in helping in any capacity, please contact me.  You can make a difference.

Jeannine Mattingly,  Third Phase Committee, HCMGA