Christian County Master Gardeners
Become a Master Gardener
Master Gardener training in Christian County is offered in the fall. Generally, an orientation session is offered in late September or early October with classes beginning shortly thereafter. Classes, which are typically offered in the evenings, are usually completed by Thanksgiving. You do not have to be a resident of the county where the training is being offered. If you are interested, call the Christian County Extension Center at 417-581-3558 to have your name placed on our mailing list. You will receive a registration form in the mail in late August with specifics about training such as cost, dates, location and requirements.
August 8 — Beginning Canning by Marla Hull and JJ Leek (Christian County Master Gardeners), 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church in Ozark
September 19 — Perenials for Springtime Blooms by Kathryn Kufahl (Master Gardeners of the Ozarks) and Bulbs and More...the Flowers of Springtime by Pat Ware (Greene County Master Gardeners), 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nixa Community Center
September 26 — Walk on the Wild Side, by Marla Hull, JJ Leek and Amber Elliot, 1 p.m. at The OC
Fourth Monday of each month at the Central Bank of the Ozarks in Nixa (formerly Empire Bank; southwest corner of Hwy 14 and US 160)
6:30 p.m. — Meeting begins. Social between educational presentation and business meeting.
President: Sandra Dodge
Vice President: Susie Harp
Secretary: Debbie Clithero
Treasurer: Donna Singleton
Fall plant sale
The Christian County Master Gardeners fall fundraiser plant sale will be held on September 12 in conjunction with the Nixa Ozark Area Farmer's Market on the Assembly of God parking lot at Highway 14 and Main Street in Nixa. The sale begins at 9 a.m. and plants usually sell out within a few hours. A wide variety of plants are available, and all plants are donated by Master Gardeners from their own gardens. All plants are inspected by the Missouri Department of Agriculture prior to the sale.
Master Gardener Online Reporting
Master Gardener Volunteer Record Sheet (PDF)
Other useful resources
Missouri Master Gardeners (statewide website)
Missouri Master Gardener Association, Inc.
Green Horizons (MU Center for Agroforestry Newsletter website)
Missouri Botanical Garden
Grow Native (Missouri Department of Conservation program website)
Integrated Pest & Crop Management (MU IPM Newsletter website)