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 classes for Master Gardener Training in February.  30 hours of core education is required for those who wish to become a Master Gardener followed by 30 hours of volunteer work within the first 12 months.  The fee for training is $150 per person.  To 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. 

Master Gardener meetings

The Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners meet regularly at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the University of Missouri Extension Center located at 614 Lindsay Avenue on the third floor.  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 September 26-30 in 2017. 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.

Tips from the Master Gardeners

Fall Tips (PDF)

Elected officers 2018

President — Rhonda Meloy
President-elect — Sheri Farmer
Secretary — Rebecca Tindall
Treasurer — Bud Letassey
Past President — Jerry Brehmer

Resources and links

Missouri Master Gardener Volunteer Service Hours reporting

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