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.

Save the Date: May 20 Class on "Making Salves, Balms & Lotions from the Garden"

Class by Lisa Pluth at Ozark Community Center. $4 fee. Register by May 20, 581-3558

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 - April 24 - "All About Iris," 6:30 p.m., Central Bank of the Ozarks, Nixa. Nonmembers welcome for programs and refreshments. 

"Making Salves, Balms & Lotions From the Garden" by Lisa Pluth - May 20 - 10:30-12, Ozark Community Center, Register by May 5, 581-3558. Cost of $4 for supplies.

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 - 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 by May 5 at 581-3558. Held at the demonstration garden at the OC in Ozark OR inside the OC.


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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)