Kirksville Area Master Gardeners
Kirksville Master Gardeners do a fall clean-up of Brashear Park.
The Kirksville Area Master Gardener Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Adair County Extension Center. From time to time the club may meet at someone's home or take a field trip. So, if you're interested in attending one of our meetings please contact Jennifer Schutter, University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist, for the current information.
Some of our community service projects include planting and maintaining flower beds and other plantings at the Veteran’s Memorial, Brashear Park, other Kirksville parks, the Energy Trail, Adair County Public Library, and local churches. Other service provided by Master Gardeners includes assisting with the Garden n’ Grow youth garden program; assisting elderly friends and neighbors with their yard and gardens; assisting with garden programs at Kirksville nursing homes; folding and stuffing the horticulture newsletter; consultations and providing gardening advice.
In 2011, twenty Master Gardeners from Adair County reported 714 volunteer hours in our community. Of that, 532 were service hours, which has a value $11,592.28 using the 2011 value of $21.79 per hour from the Independent Sector.