In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
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Master Gardeners are individuals who enjoy learning and sharing their gardening knowledge with others. There are no prerequisites, except to have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn and a desire to give back to local communities through volunteer service and education.
To become trained as a Master Gardener, individuals must attend the 30-hour classroom core training and agree to provide 30 hours of volunteer service to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities by November 30th of the year following the core training. Watch the calendar for upcoming training dates. After completing training, Master Gardeners expand the reach of University of Missouri Extension using research-based horticultural information to answer gardening questions in their local communities.
The Gasconade County Master Gardeners meet on the second Tuesday of the month to learn, share project ideas and opportunities, and take care of business.
In 2018, Gasconade County Master Gardeners submitted a total of 615.75 volunteer service and training hours to the community.
For information, call the Gasconade County Extension Center at 573-437-2165.
Master Gardener Core Course
If you love gardening and enjoy sharing knowledge with others, the Missouri Master Gardener program needs you!
For more information contact: Virginia Buschmeyer, 573-437-2165, at the Gasconade County University of Missouri Extension Center.
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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 ...