Join Us Oct. 22 for Monthly Program

6:30 p.m., Central Bank of the Ozarks. Cindy Garner with the Missouri Department of Conservation will present "Trees for Your Landscape" and will update us on the emerald ash bore in southwest Missouri.

Save the Date: Nov. 17 Free Seminar

Our next free public seminar is Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Nixa Community Center, 701 N. Taylor Way, featuring Katie Keith on "Bare Necessities & Living Accessories in Garden Design" and Bill Eskes on "What's New & Exciting for Your Spring 2019 Garden."

Read Our Latest Newsletter

Thanks to Annie Powers for our "From the Garden Gate" newsletter. PDF

Call 581-3558 to Sign Up for Master Gardener Training

Ask Jim Spencer at 581-3558 for details and to be put on an email and mailing list.

April 28 Plant Sale a Success! 

We sold more than 1,100 plants and garden accessories in four hours at our new location at the Nixa Community Center. Thanks to everyone for their support and our own hard work. This is our only fundraiser to support our garden projects and scholarship.

      

    

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Call Us With Your Questions

Call our Hotline at the Extension office on the Ozark Square: 581-3558 for general gardening questions. We're open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-12. Or call Jennifer at  581-4018 about our seminars, advanced training and projects.

 

Upcoming Events

Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. - Cindy Garner with the Missouri Department of Conservation with discuss "Trees for Your Landscape" and the appearance of the emerald ash bore in southwest Missouri at our monthly meeting, Central Bank of the Ozarks, Nixa.

Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m. - Free public seminar featuring speakers on what's new at nurseries for 2019 and on adding interest to your winter garden.  Register for the seminar at 581-3558.  Location is Nixa Community Center, 701 N. Taylor Way. PDF

 

From the Missouri Master Gardeners State Conference

 From left, Jennifer Ailor, Carlene McDaniels, Virginia Robertson, Patty and Dennis Baker, Gigi Weltsch, Karen Bell. Not shown David McCurdy. We toured lovely gardens, attended educational sessions, shopped, ate and drank well and raffled off the doll house made by Laird Bell.

 

Highlights From Our Road Trip to Arkansas

Forty+ CCMG members, other Master Gardeners and guests enjoyed our overnight road trip to P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm near Little Rock and Garvin Gardens outside of Hot Springs May 15 and 16. In between many of us attended a dinner theater with good food and lots of chuckles. Here are some photos from that trip.

 

          

           

          

 

Highlights from July 14 Seminar

Our summer seminar featured Master Gardener Mark Bernskoetter on "Planting to Attract Pollinators" and Jasmine Bass, vice president of Bees Alive Club, on "The Honeybee, a Gardener's Friend."

          

 

Meet Charlotte Llewellyn

  Charlotte Llewellyn is a new member who was born in Crane, left for about 75 years and now is back living near Wilson's Creek Battlefield. Her father took the family to California when looking for work and that's where she grew up. She took her MG training           with  the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks group but opted to join CCMG. "Why? Because of those windy roads. Being new to the area and not knowing my way around, it was just too challenging to attend their meetings. ... I love the Christian County group.   Everyone has been so kind and welcoming," she said.

  Charlotte, we're glad you're part of us. 

 

 

 

Meet Annie Powers

Annie Powers is another new member, now in charge of our yet-to-be-named newsletter. PDF 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 information about training either online or in a class to become a Master Gardener. Ask for Jim Spencer.

 

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Follow us on our Facebook page or reach us through email at christianmg@missouri.edu.

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 and the Nixa Community  Center

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 advanced training workshop April 7, 2018, on keyhole gardening.

       

 

Volunteer Information

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