In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City
The Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.” The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and the environment. Through activities such as workshops, demonstration projects, speaker’s bureaus, and garden show booths Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.
The newly forming Platte County Master Gardeners will be holding their inaugural training session this spring and would love for you to consider joining. The training will run Wednesdays (March 3rd through mid-May 2020) from 6:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m. at the Platte County Resource center located near the KCI Airport and the KCI Expo Center.
Cost to attend is $200 for the total program. Limited scholarships are available to those who qualify.
Topics covered will include: introductory botany, starting and propagating plants, improving soils and plant nutrition, fruit and vegetable gardening, lawn maintenance, landscaping, and the lovely pests and diseases which come along with trying to grow things here in Missouri.
If this interests you or you have any questions, please contact Cory Creed, horticulture specialist for MU Extension in Platte County, or call our office at 816-270-2141, or drop in and pay us a visit if you are in the area.
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Event date: Oct. 3, 2020
Event time: | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Joseph, MO
Be ready for a full day as Tim Moloney, Carol Davit and Lenora Larson will both entertain and educate us with their unique styles and in-depth knowledge of all that is Midwest gardening. Presented by Midwestern gardening experts, the presentations ...
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
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- Published: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
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- 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 ...