Participants in the Missouri Master Gardener Program receive basic and advanced horticulture training from university faculty. Basic training sessions take place in the early spring and fall, meeting weekly for eight weeks. Participants agree to give back to the community with volunteer time for gardening projects and educational programs. Certified Master Gardeners are part of a local chapter and maintain their certification through volunteerism and advanced training opportunities.
MU Extension holds Master Gardener training in the spring and fall in Cape Girardeau. Specific dates for the fall class will be announced here.
Southeast Missouri Master Gardener Chapters
Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center.
Perry County Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Perry County Extension Center.
Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners meet on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Patke Room of the Ste. Genevieve County Extension Center, located at 255 Market Street in Ste. Genevieve.
Upcoming Master Gardener Training Program-Summer 2013
Summer 2013 Master Gardener Training Program Brochure (PDF)
The Garden Spade Newsletter
A monthly gardening publication of the University of Missouri Extension's Southeast and East Central Regions
For more information
Missouri Master Gardener Program
Missouri Environment and Garden Newsletter
Master Gardener volunteer service record (PDF)