UT prof will talk about vegetable gardening in Zoom presentation – www.elizabethton.com

UT prof will discuss vegetable gardening in Zoom presentation – www.elizabethton.com

UT professional will talk about the vegetable garden in a Zoom presentation

Published Monday 16 January 2023 7:59 am

dr Natalie Bumgarner, Assistant Professor of Residential and Consumer Horticulture at the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Coordinator, will discuss the “Results of the Latest UT Vegetable Trials” in a free Zoom presentation on Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. dr Bumgarner will share the results of the UT Extension’s latest vegetable garden variety trials, which will include not only garden performance assessments, but also taste tests. She will also highlight some recent launches that may be of interest to home gardeners this year. This program is sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS). The link to join the webinar can be found on the SAPS website http://saps.us/. For more information, call 423-348-6572 or email sapsnews@gmail.com.

Natalie Bumgarner is a UT Residential and Consumer Extension Specialist with responsibility for developing and programming educational content across Tennessee. She is also the coordinator of the Tennessee Master Gardener Program. A native of West Virginia, Natalie has an agricultural background and has been involved in various facets of horticulture for over 15 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in horticulture from West Virginia University in 2005 with a focus on ornamental greenhouse production. In 2007 she received an MS degree from WVU in Horticulture with a research focus on growing practices for small organic vegetable producers.

In 2012 she received her Ph.D. in Horticulture and Plant Sciences from Ohio State University. At OSU, Natalie’s research focused on vegetable production systems, specifically the effects of growing environment on yield and plant composition in leafy greens. After completing her graduate work, Natalie worked at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio as a postdoctoral researcher in vegetable processing and cultivation to meet international nutritional needs. Before joining the UT Department of Plant Sciences, Natalie was a horticulturist and director of research at CropKing, Inc. in Lodi, Ohio, where her work focused on research and education in small to medium scale greenhouse vegetable production.