Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Training

Do you have an interest in gardening?  Would you like to learn more about working with plants?  The University of Missouri Extension is offering several education classes for Master Gardener Training through October.  For those who wish to become a Master Gardener, you need to attend a minimum of 10 events.  The fee for training is $150 per person.  If you are interested in attending more than 10 events you are welcome to attend them all.  To pre–register for the Master Gardening Training Program print and complete the Master Gardener application and call the Butler County Extension Center at 573-686-8064.  The class schedule will be updated as it is scheduled for August, September and October.

Master Gardener meetings

The Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners meet regularly at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 420 North Main Street. This group of active volunteers is composed of Master Gardeners from Butler, Carter, Stoddard, Ripley and Wayne counties. Please call the Butler County University of Missouri Extension center to confirm the location for the meeting each month at 573-686-8064. All are welcome to attend monthly meetings, which include informative gardening presentations. Invite friends and interested gardeners to come along.

Butler County Fair

The Master Gardeners help take entries for exhibits displayed during the Butler County Fair. This event is scheduled for Sept. 16-19 in 2015. The sign-up sheet is available at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Butler County. During the event this group of volunteers watches to ensure the exhibits and entries are safe and answers questions of the public who come to view the exhibits. View the fair website at

Tips from the Master Gardeners

Fall Tips (PDF)

Elected officers 2015

President — Carolyn Johnson
President-elect — Jerry Brehmer
Secretary — Rebecca Tindall
Treasurer — Sam Christy
Past President — Gene Rowland

Meetings —   April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6


Meeting minutes

2015 — Feb 2015 (PDF), April 2015 (PDF), May 2015 (PDF), June 2015 (PDF), August 2015 (PDF)


Resources and links

Missouri Master Gardener Volunteer Service Hours reporting

Policies and Procedures for the Missouri Master Gardener Program (PDF)