Save the Date: April 29 for Spring Plant Sale

Executive Meeting Center, 421 W.South St., Nixa, 8 a.m. until sold out. Come early for best selection of perennials, shrubs, trees, bulbs, sun and shade plants, vegetable starts and more.

Seed to Harvest and Beyond Garden 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


Some Upcoming Events

Spring Plant Sale - April 29 - Executive Meeting Center, 421 W. South St., Nixa. 8 a.m. until sold out. Perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vegetables and herbs.

Membership Meetings - 6:30 p.m., Central Bank of the Ozarks, Nixa. Nonmembers welcome for programs and refreshments. March 27 - first aid from the garden

Public Seminars - April 15 - Spring seminar on "Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMO" by Master Gardener Ken Chamberlain and "Water Conservation for the Gardener" by Paul Armstrong of Smiling Sun Gardens. 1-4 p.m., Nixa Community Center, 701 N. Taylor Way, Nixa.  PDF

Advanced Training for Master Gardeners - June 3 - Workshop on soil amendments, including compost, mulch, bokashi and biochar, 9-12, Ozark Community Center, Ozark. Speakers - Bob Schulteis, Tom Bakie and Ed Cahoj.

OC Classes - Held at the demonstration garden at the OC in Ozark OR inside the OC. May 20 - "Making Salves, Balms and  Lotions" by Lisa Pluth. $4 fee per person, payable at the Extension office on the square in Ozark. Registration required at 581-3558.


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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, Virginia Roberts; treasurer, Karen Bell; and secretary, Karen Potter.

Here are some photos from our spring plant sale in 2016:




Volunteer Information

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