In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
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The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education. Through activities such as extension hotlines or answer services, workshops, speaker’s bureaus, garden show booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.
To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30 hour classroom Core Course training. Then the Master Gardener trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities.
Master Gardener clubs in northeast Missouri
- Kirksville Area Master Gardeners
- The Kirksville Area Master Gardener Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Adair County Extension Center. From time to time the club may meet at someone's home or take a field trip. So, if you're interested in attending, please contact Jennifer Schutter, University of Missouri extension horticulture specialist, for current information. Some of our community service projects include planting and maintaining flower beds and other plantings at the Veteran’s Memorial, Brashear Park, other Kirksville parks, the Energy Trail, Adair County Public Library, and local churches. Other service provided by Master Gardeners includes assisting with the Garden ’n Grow youth garden program; assisting elderly friends and neighbors with their yard and gardens; assisting with garden programs at Kirksville nursing homes; folding and stuffing the horticulture newsletter; consultations and providing gardening advice.
- Fabius River Master Gardeners
- Heartland Master Gardeners
- Clark County Master Gardeners/Garden Club
- Salt River Master Gardeners
- Macon-Shelby Master Gardeners
- Pike County Master Gardeners
- Sullivan County Master Gardeners
- Magic City Master Gardeners (Moberly)
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News & articles
- Published: Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new session of online core training to become a certified Master Gardener begins Jan. 22. “The motto of the Master Gardener program is ‘Helping others learn to grow,’” said David Trinklein, state horticulture specialist ...
- Published: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Submitting soil samples to your local University of Missouri Extension center is easy, says Manjula Nathan, director of the MU Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory. Now is the best time of the year to submit samples to the accredited ...
- Published: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The summer they were married, Dan and Earlene Britton received a cutting from a Christmas cactus belonging to Earlene’s grandmother Naomi Ingrum. Thirty-six years later, the Brittons and the cactus continue to do well in spite of ...
- Published: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The term “winterize” is associated more with automobiles than garden plants, but just as motorists want their cars to withstand the rigors of winter, gardeners can take steps to help their fragile plants do the same.Most of our ...
Publication date: July 1, 2016
Missouri is home to almost all temperate zone fruit plants, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, currants, blueberries, grapes, apricots, cherries, plums, nectarines, peaches, apples and pears. They can be harvested from ...
In this issue: A Gardener's Night Before Christmas | A look back at 2018 horticulture programs | Look before you sleep this holiday season | Monarchs everywhere — a day to remember | Bringing Monarchs to the Adair County Public Library | Gardening ...
In this issue: 2018's weather was 'near normal,' but averages hide record-setting events | The Northern Cardinals | New Year's resolutions for the gardener | Capturing winter with potpourri | Garden tips for January | Upcoming events
In this issue: Holiday cacti benefit from bright light and proper watering | 2019 All-America selection winners | Valentine's Day flowers | Garden tips for February | Upcoming events
In this issue: Monarch butterflies: The Good News and the Bad News | St. Paddy's Day is a dud for planting spuds | Gardening tips for March | Upcoming events