In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Master Gardeners are trained individuals who enjoy learning and sharing their expertise with others. Our gardening backgrounds range from hobbyist to professional, from beginner to experienced, from young adult to senior citizen. The common bond is a love of gardening, learning and sharing.
After training, Master Gardeners serve as a resource with University of Missouri Extension to give county residents research-based answers to their gardening questions. The primary purpose of a Master Gardener is to volunteer, but members rate camaraderie and learning opportunities as important reasons for participating.
Lake Area Master Gardener chapter meetings
Monthly chapter meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Willmore Lodge in Lake Ozark at 6:30 p.m. All are invited and encouraged to attend the meetings.
Journal your garden
The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension's publication, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.
This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.
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Event date: March 10, 2020 - Nov. 10, 2020
Lake Ozark, MO
2020 Programs and EventsMarch 10 (6:30pm - 8:30 pm) "Caution: Ticks!" - Melinda Sanders, Global Lyme AllianceApril 14 (6:30pm - 8:30 pm) "A Place for Us: He I She Sheds" - LAMG members (WILLMORE)May 12 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) "The Creative Gardener" - ...
Event date: June 29, 2020 - Aug. 17, 2020
This Master Gardener Intensive Core Series will take six weeks to complete. Each participant may choose to participate using an electronic option if it is needed. The location has been modified – classes will now be held at Tuscumbia, MO at the ...
News & articles
- 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: March 1, 2014
The From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar is a garden journal for Missouri gardeners, as well as a how-to guide and information resource. It provides a place to keep all gardening information, plans and notes together.Keeping a ...
Master Gardener Core Training-Fall 2020
Aug. 8, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020
To receive a FREE Core Manual, a $30 value, register with the bundle. Register with the Bundle Course description: The motto of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.” This is accomplished by providing ...
Master Gardener Core Training Course and Manual Bundle
Aug. 8, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020
Your $200 registration fee includes a FREE Core Manual. During checkout, a $37.95 discount will be applied: $30 for the manual and $7.95 for shipping. Course description: The motto of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping ...
Missouri Master Gardeners can report their service hours using this online reporting system.
Learn how to do soil sampling and see the process for having samples tested.