Christian County Master Gardeners
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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 choose 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 2016 officers may be reached through the Extension office at 417-581-3558: president, David McCurdy; vice president, Virginia Roberts; treasurer, Karen Bell; and secretary, Debbie Clithero.
Here are some photos from our spring plant sale:
Master Gardener Online Reporting
Master Gardener Volunteer Record Sheet (PDF)