In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
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The mission of the University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener volunteer program is to provide horticultural information and education to the gardening public based on proven research specific to the local climate, soils, and plants.
In 2014, Master Gardener volunteers answered more than 1227 hotline calls and served 66 people at an “in-person” answer desk at River Market Extension Office location. The Speaker Bureau gave 26 talks to community organizations which were attended by 350 participants. The talks provided unbiased, research-based information on home gardening topics.
The 301 Master Gardeners contributed more than 19,536 hours of volunteer service with an equivalent dollar value of $413,577* (* Based upon Independent Sector’s estimated Missouri value for volunteer time for 2013 was $21.17 per hour). A total of 25 new Master Gardener volunteers were trained in 2014.
The Master Gardeners are increasingly involved with the Kansas City midtown and downtown residents, especially among the minority population. Demonstration gardens has been established at the Swope Park Community Center, Harvesters Demonstration Garden, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Garden, Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Garden, Urban Green Dreams Palestine Neighborhood Garden and 18 Broadway Sustainability Demonstration Garden.
Find more information at MGGKC.org.
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News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Snow days and winter holidays give parents and child care workers openings to teach kids about the wonders of nature. “Winter break is a great time to teach children about insects and gardening,” says University of Missouri ...
- 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 ...