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 3, 2020 - May 12, 2020
Are you interested in becoming a MU Extension Master Gardener? The Master Gardener volunteer program began in the early 1970’s in response to the rapidly increasing interest in home gardening. The idea was to train knowledgeable garden volunteers ...
Event date: March 19, 2020
Event time: | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A hands-on workshop focused on apple grafting. Learn the techniques of the whip/tongue graft, the chip bud, and the cleft graft. Try your hand at chip budding, and take home two budded apple trees. Patrick Byers and Sarah Havens will host a apple ...
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 ...