Master Gardeners are trained volunteers with gardening backgrounds ranging 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.
Master Gardener Training
The first step to becoming a Master Gardener is Master Gardener Training. Check out the event calendar or contact the Audrain Extension office to find out about the next Master Gardener Training to be offered in Mexico. Two online Master Gardener Training courses are also offered each year. Visit the online Master Gardener Training website to learn more.
Master Gardener Meetings
The Audrain County Master Gardeners typically meet the first Wednesday of the month. Contact the Audrain County Extension Office at 573-581-3231 to be contacted about the time and location of the next meeting.
Mexico Community Garden
Audrain County Master Gardener volunteers are working with the Mexico Community Garden project. The Mexico Community Garden will be located in Martin Luther King Park, which is near the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Lafayette Street in Mexico. For more information see the 2014 Mexico Community Garden Application and the Mexico Community Garden Guidelines. The 2014 deadline for applications is April 1!
Resources and Links
University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener website - information, resources, and online reporting for Missouri Master Gardeners.
Missouri Master Gardener Association website - information and resources for Missouri Master Gardeners.
Missouri Master Gardener Manual - The complete training manual for Missouri Master Gardeners, each chapter free online in PDF format.