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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.
Barton County chapter
The chapter's annual plant sale is held in May. Plants are sold at reasonable prices and include perennials, bedding plants, bulbs, trees, natives and other seasonal plants.
Master Gardeners in Barton County maintain the Demonstration Garden at the Lamar City Park and landscape around the Senior Citizen Center in Lamar. They select a Yard of the Month during spring and summer.
Become a Master Gardener
If you enjoy gardening, want to learn more about horticulture, and are willing to share with others what you know and learn, then you’re a prime candidate to become a Master Gardener. Contact the extension center at 417-682-3579 or [email protected]
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Event date: March 5, 2020 - April 9, 2020
Event time: | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Extension Master Gardener Certification Training Course prepares volunteers to fulfill the mission of “Helping others learn to grow”. Subject matter includes technical horticultural information as well as public speaking, educational ...
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 ...