Sign up for Gardening 101

Register at 581-3558 for our Feb. 17 free seminar on Gardening 101, which covers all the basics of gardening.  1-4 p.m., Nixa Community Center, 701 N. Taylor Way, Nixa.


Gardening Journal + Calendar

$15 each at the Extension office on the Ozark Square.


Order a Copy of Garden of Eatin'

??Compiled by the Christian County Master Gardeners.. Downloadable order form (PDF) . Then mail payment or stop by the MU Extension Office in Ozark.

Garden of Eatin' cookbook cover


Christian County Master Gardeners


Call Us With Your Questions

Call our Hotline at the Extension office on the Ozark Square: 581-3558 for general gardening questions.  Or call Jennifer at  581-4018 about our seminars, advanced training and projects.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 17 - "Gardening 101" is our free public seminar on the basics of gardening. See details in Garden Gate Learning and this link to PDF.


Annie Powers is our newest member. She has completed online training and will have the next year to complete volunteer and education requirements. And congratulations to our newest emeritus (members for 10 years) members, from left, Virginia Roberts, Jennifer Ailor, Susie Harp, Debbie Clithero and David McCurdy.



Become a Master Gardener

Call 581-3558 for dates of the fall 2017 Master Gardener training class.


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Welcome to Christian County Master Gardeners! We hope this website will give you useful information about our chapter and that you will to become a Master Gardener  and/or attend our free Garden Gate presentations, classes and seminars.

As part of the Master Gardener program in Missouri, we promote and raise public awareness of the University of Missouri Extension as a source of unbiased, research-based gardening information. The Master Gardener program provides indepth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time and apply what they have learned to help others learn about gardening and environmental education.

Our active members in Christian County Master Gardeners, as University of Missouri Extension volunteers, do the following:

  • Deliver educational programs to the public through our Garden Gate series of OC garden classes, public seminars, Advanced Training for Master  Gardeners only and monthly programs open to the public
  •  Staff a Hotline mid-March to mid-October at the extension office in Ozark and available  at 417-581-3558
  •  Host plant sales in spring and fall
  •  Develop and maintain demonstration gardens at the Ozark Community Center, Rotary  Garden in Nixa, Gardens  at Woodfield in Nixa, Christian County Judicial Center in  Ozark, Butterfly Garden in Clever, Garrison Springs in Ozark  and the Nixa Community  Center
  •  Publish monthly Garden Tips article, written by our own Master Gardener Cynthia Andre, in Christian County Headliner  News

Our officers may be reached through the Extension office at 417-581-3558: president, David McCurdy; vice president, Karen Bell. treasurer, Debbie Clithero; and secretary, Karen Potter.

Here are some photos from our spring plant sale in 2017:



Volunteer Information

Master Gardener Online Reporting
Master Gardener Volunteer Record Sheet (PDF)