Master Gardeners

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.  Learn more about Master Gardener Training by reading the Master Gardener Training brochure from the latest training.  Contact the Audrain County Extension office to be contacted when the next Master Gardener Training session is offered.

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 for 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.