Master Gardener Fall Class to start Wednesday, September 17

You can become a Master Gardener by signing up for the fall classes that start September 17 and go through November 16.  The class will be on Wednesday Evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the MU Family Impact Center, 105 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO. The cost of the class is $150.00.  Fee includes Master Gardener Core Manual notebook, one soil test and other references.  Registration deadline is September 15th to be sure we have a space for you and if you register by September 5th the cost will only be $140.

You are eligible for the class if you have some knowledge or experience in gardening and want to learn and provide research based horticulture information to the public.  The Master Gardener class is a basic horticulture class.  Those who take the class are required to volunteer thirty hours during the next year in various community volunteer activities related to gardening.

To receive an application, download the class brochure/application as a pdf or contact the Boone County University of Missouri Extension Center 573-445-9792.


  2nd Annual “Clear Your Clutter” Garage Sale

Saturday, September 20th from 8am - 3pm at the Boone County Extension Center

Please see flier for more information; Clear Your Clutter Garage Sale (PDF)


Mindful Living Program Series to begin October 16th, 2014

Mindful Living is about living your life with more awareness.
When we live our lives with more awareness we are more
likely to make choices that promote our overall health and well-being.
The Mindful Living program series will include three sessions.
You can sign up for just one session, two, or all three:
October 16 - Mindful Living
November 6 - Mindful Movement
December 4 - Mindful Eating

*You can attend the 1:30-3:30p.m. class or the 6:00-8:00p.m. session on the above dates*

For more details about the sessions and the registration form, click on Mindful Living Program (PDF)  For more questions about the program, contact the program instructor Vera Massey, or call



Help protect Hinkson Creek

Reducing air and water pollution due to reactive nitrogen and other nutrients requires voluntary adoption of new practices and technologies. A variety of best management practices (BMPs) already exist for both agricultural producers and homeowners. To learn more about implementing these BMPs, go to Help Protect Hinkson Creek.


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