In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Master Gardeners are trained individuals who enjoy learning and sharing their expertise with others. Our gardening backgrounds range 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.
Call 573-369-2394 for information about the next class session.
Meeting dates and speaker schedule
The Lake Area Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted). The meeting location varies, so please check Lake Area Master Gardener newsletters for date, time and location of meetings. Note: We do not cancel meeting due to weather. Please use your own judgment in determining whether to attend.
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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, 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 Course and Manual Bundle
Aug. 8, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020
Your $200 registration fee includes a FREE Core Manual. During checkout, a $37.95 discount will be applied: $30 for the manual and $7.95 for shipping. Course description: The motto of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping ...
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 ...
The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and University of Missouri Extension.
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In this issue: A Gardener's Night Before Christmas | A look back at 2018 horticulture programs | Look before you sleep this holiday season | Monarchs everywhere — a day to remember | Bringing Monarchs to the Adair County Public Library | Gardening ...
In this issue: 2018's weather was 'near normal,' but averages hide record-setting events | The Northern Cardinals | New Year's resolutions for the gardener | Capturing winter with potpourri | Garden tips for January | Upcoming events