In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
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Master Gardeners are trained volunteers with gardening backgrounds ranging 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.
For more information on becoming a Master Gardener, call the extension center at 417-532-7126.
The Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the extension center. Master Gardeners complete 30 hours of volunteer work following their initial training, working on core and approved projects in the community.
The core project includes helping to restore the gardens of the Moneymaker House, which is now operated by the Laclede County Historical Society.
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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, 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. 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 ...