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**Note: This event is not currently scheduled, but this educational training can be facilitated in your community. Contact GK Callahan for more information.** Learn how to incorporate stories and storytelling in your cultural heritage tourism ...
**Note: This event is not currently scheduled, but this educational training can be facilitated in your community. Contact GK Callahan for more information.** Learn how to incorporate stories and storytelling in cultural heritage tourism projects. ...
This workshop shows you how to collect online information about your woodland and helps you understand why certain trees grow where they do. It also covers how to identify some of the more common tree species found in your woods and explains ...
News & articles
- Published: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This winter’s snow and ice took its toll on trees. Proper pruning now, followed by extra care in the growing season, gives trees a chance to grow back strong and healthy, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist ...
- Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Holiday plants will live to bloom another year with proper care, said University of Missouri Extension state horticulturist David Trinklein. Now is the time to start that care.Plants such as amaryllis and Christmas cactus received ...
- Published: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
MARBLE HILL, Mo. - As winter lingers, gardeners plan and dream of warmer days ahead. Follow these simple tips now for more gardening joy in the spring, says Donna Aufdenberg, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in horticulture. -Mulch ...
- Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Amaryllis is the perfect last-minute gift for young and old, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Plants make thoughtful gifts at this time of the year, or simply represent a good way of ...
Publication date: May 1, 2019
Preserving Edible Pea PodsPreserving spring peas has long been popular, but have you given thought to preserving edible pea pods?Sugar snap peas are a cross between garden peas and edible pod peas. You can recognize them by their nonfibrous, plump, ...
Publication date: March 1, 2019
StrawberriesThough it may still feel like winter at times, local strawberries will be in season soon! Strawberries are not only a sure sign of spring, but also a very nutritious food. One cup of strawberries has only 53 calories, while providing 3 ...
Publication date: Feb. 27, 2019
Browse the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's spring 2019 course catalog to see how you can get involved. Osher's new session includes 22 courses that kick off March 11, as well as brown-bag seminars, Saturday morning book talks, and several club ...
Publication date: July 5, 2018
Do you want to feel great? Chances are, you do. So how do you get there? Healthy habits can bridge the way to feeling great. Read on to find out what you can do for better health.Eat more fruits and vegetablesWant one easy way to lower your risk of ...
Publication date: July 1, 2017
The first and best defense against plant diseases is a healthy plant, which is the main task of an accomplished gardener. Preventing and managing plant disease begins even before planting, with site preparation and plant selection.When a plant does ...
Publication date: June 1, 2017
Many people enjoy having wildlife on their property and will manage their property to make it more inviting for specific species. Successful wildlife habitat management begins with identifying the habitat components (food, cover, water and space) of ...
The Grow Native! program increases conservation awareness of native plants and provides resources to help people use them in their plantings.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is a center for botanical research and science education. Founded in 1859, it is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.
This document outlines the formal operational guidelines of the Missouri Master Gardener program. It explains the relationship between MU Extension, county extension councils and local Master Gardener groups in the day-to-day operation of a program.
Provides in-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Health Information for Men
Information to help men improve their health through lessons covering the latest findings on health-related topics.
Missouri Master Naturalist
A community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program sponsored jointly by the Missouri Department of Conservation and MU Extension.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Builds a learning community for 50+ adults based on an array of courses, special events and seminars.