Master Gardener training begins Feb. 26 in Hillsboro

  • Published: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

HILLSBORO, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension in Jefferson County will hold Master Gardener classes Monday evenings at Jefferson College’s Hillsboro campus.

Weekly classes will be 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 26 to May 7, said MU Extension horticulturist Debi Kelly.

The classes cover plant structure, classification, soil basics, pesticide safety, turf, plant propagation, annual and perennial flowers, vegetable gardening, landscape design, fruit gardening, insects, trees and shrubs, and disease management.

Teaching the classes will be Kelly along with MU Extension specialists Matt Herring and Katie Kammler, Mineral Area Community College horticulture professor Chad Follis, and forestry consultant Brian Maddox.

There is a $200 fee. Participants receive a $50 refund after completing the required 30 hours of volunteer service by July 2019.

For more information, contact Kelly at 636-797-5391 or Information is also available on the MU Extension Master Gardener website at

Writer: Linda Geist

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