Master Gardeners

The Clark County Master Gardeners are a group of dedicated volunteers who give back to their communities through educational programs on gardening and community projects. Master Gardeners provide unbiased horticultural information and education to the public based on proven research, specific to the climate, soil and other growing conditions of our county.

To become trained as a Master Gardener, individuals must attend the 30-hour classroom core training and agree to provide 30 hours of volunteer service to their community. Then Master Gardener trainees are required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities. Watch the calendar for upcoming training dates.


GardenTalk Newsletter

A gardening and horticulture newsletter for northeast Missouri.

  • May 2018 (PDF)
    • Happenings in the Garden
    • Lilac...a wonderfully fragrant flower
    • Calibrachoa: Petunia's pretty little cousin takes center stage in 2018
    • Understanding insecticide modes of action
    • Garden tips for May
    • Upcoming events
  • April 2018 (PDF)
    • Planting and caring for the spring garden
    • Five lost apple varieties rediscovered
    • Peach leaf curl and Fireblight
    • Gardening tips for April
    • Upcoming events
  • March 2018 (PDF)
    • Pruning fruit trees and small fruit plants
    • Common plants that can be toxic to humans
    • Preparing the garden for spring
    • Spotted Lanternfly and other insect pests
    • Gardening tips for March
    • Upcoming events
  • February 2018 (PDF)
    • Valentine's Day Flowers
    • Master Gardener Code of Conduct
    • Salt tolerant plants
    • Soil testing can save home gardeners money and time
    • Dormant seeding of turfgrass in late winter
    • Gardening Tips for February
    • Upcoming events
  • January 2018 (PDF)
    • All-America selections announced
    • Great Plains Growers Conference
    • Beginning beekeeping class
    • Diagnosing houseplant problems
    • Ready to start composting?
    • Watching birds on a cold, snowy day
    • Soil test fees to increase
    • Garden tips for January
    • Upcoming events