Cole County

Master Gardeners

Central Missouri Master Gardeners

The Central Missouri Master Gardeners (CMMG) have been in Cole County since the early 90's and they are a very active group. Annually, around 175 CMMG donate approximately 15,000 volunteer hours to approved projects. Some of the approved projects include Cole County Extension Center grounds, the Master Gardener Greenhouses, Habitat for Humanity, Missouri River Regional Library, McKay Park sign area, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and others.

Every Fall, the Master Gardener Program is offered to interested gardeners, aged 16 and older. To find out more (dates and the fee for the program), contact this extension center by phone at 573-634-2824 or email and check out the CMMG Facebook Group.

The public is invited to attend the monthly meetings. Dates, time and location are subject to change, but currently the meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Cedar City Classroom in North Jefferson City. CMMG does not meet in December. The January meeting is an annual dinner – reservations and payment must be made in advance. Contact the Extension Center for more information.

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    Central Missouri Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale

    Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of May from 7 a.m. to noon. The plant sale is held at the Jefferson City Jaycees' Fairgrounds at 1445 Fairgrounds Road in Jefferson City. Expect to find a large variety of vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials, house plants and more. This indoor plant sale happens rain or shine.

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    Master Gardener Scholarship

    Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to three students that reside in Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, Osage, Maries and Miller counties. Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, technical or trade school for the fall term of the current year. Applicants are limited to those who plan to study horticulture, agriculture, conservation or forestry. Applications (PDF) are accepted until the last day in February. Contact the extension center for more information.

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    Projects taught by certified Master Gardeners

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