In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Participants in the Missouri Master Gardener program receive basic and advanced horticulture training from university faculty. Basic training sessions take place in the early spring and fall, meeting weekly for eight weeks. Participants agree to give back to the community with volunteer time for gardening projects and educational programs. Certified Master Gardeners are part of a local chapter and maintain their certification through volunteerism and advanced training opportunities.
Southeast Missouri Master Gardener Chapters
Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the MU Extension Center in Cape Girardeau County.
Perry County Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the MU Extension Center in Perry County.
Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners meet on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Patke Room of the MU Extension Center in Ste. Genevieve County.
Master Gardener training
MU Extension holds Master Gardener training in the spring and fall in Cape Girardeau. Specific dates for the classes will be announced in the events module below.
Master Gardener training is taking place in the Jackson area this fall. For more information, see the events module or contact Donna Aufdenberg.
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News & articles
- Published: Friday, July 10, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Even in the era of COVID-19, Master Gardener learning options continue to grow. Registration is open for online core training classes through University of Missouri Extension. Classes begin Aug. 23 and run through Dec. 31, said ...
- 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 ...
Master Gardener Core Training-Fall 2020
Aug. 23, 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 Newsletter covering Greene, Butler, and other counties.
Master Gardeners can report their service hours using this Word form, a PDF version of this form, or the online reporting system at http://report.missourimastergardener.com.
Master Gardeners can report their service hours using this PDF form, a Word version of this form, or the online reporting system at http://report.missourimastergardener.com.
Articles on gardening and horticulture from the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
The Garden Spade, January 2019 issue, covering Greene, Butler, and other counties