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Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners
Do you have an interest in gardening? Would you like to learn more about working with plants? The University of Missouri Extension is offering classes for Master Gardener Training in February. 30 hours of core education is required for those who wish to become a Master Gardener followed by 30 hours of volunteer work within the first 12 months. The fee for training is $150 per person. To register for the Master Gardening Training Program call the Butler County Extension Center at 573-686-8064.
Master Gardener meetings
The Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners meet regularly at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the University of Missouri Extension Center located at 614 Lindsay Avenue on the third floor. This group of active volunteers is composed of Master Gardeners from Butler, Carter, Stoddard, Ripley and Wayne counties. Please call the Butler County University of Missouri Extension center to confirm the location for the meeting each month at 573-686-8064. All are welcome to attend monthly meetings, which include informative gardening presentations. Invite friends and interested gardeners to come along.
Butler County Fair
The Master Gardeners help take entries for exhibits displayed during the Butler County Fair. This event is scheduled for September 26-30 in 2017. The sign-up sheet is available at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Butler County. During the event this group of volunteers watches to ensure the exhibits and entries are safe and answers questions of the public who come to view the exhibits.
2018 elected officers
- President — Rhonda Meloy
- President-elect — Sheri Farmer
- Secretary — Rebecca Tindall
- Treasurer — Bud Letassey
- Past President — Jerry Brehmer
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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 ...
Missouri Master Gardeners can report their service hours using this online reporting system.
Fall tips for preparing lawns and gardens for the winter season.