Master Gardeners of Clinton County
The Clinton County Master Gardeners meet the third Monday of the month at the Clinton County youth building, one mile east of Plattsburg. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide research-based information and organize gardening projects in the community. For more information about the Master Gardeners programs in Clinton County, please contact Jim Sondag, President, firstname.lastname@example.org. Other officers include : Vice President, Joyce Vetter; Treasurer, Sharron Irsik and Secretary, Charles Wolven.
Master Gardener training classes for 2013 are planned for Northwest Missouri
To become a Master Gardener, you don’t have to be an expert gardener. All that is required is an interest in gardening and a desire to serve your community using your gardening skills. Master Gardeners include adults of all ages and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some have extensive knowledge, and others come ready to learn. But they all have two traits in common: a love of gardening and a desire to help others.
After an introductory class, Master Gardeners are taught about all aspects of gardening. Topics include plant growth, soils, diseases, insects, fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, and many others.
Following graduation, Master Gardeners are required to fulfill 30 hours of volunteer service to the community within the following year. Volunteer service can include many types of projects including community beautification, teaching gardening knowledge through speaking or writing, youth gardening, working with the elderly, etc.
On April 4th, University of Missouri Extension will be starting a series of training classes. For 12 weeks we will meet on Thursday evenings, from 6 to 9 PM, at several locations around Northwest Missouri. Classes will be taught by on site presenters and/or via web conferencing software.
Some tentative locations for classes include Gallatin, Maryville, Plattsburg, St. Joseph, and Trenton. The selection of final sites will depend on the number of applications received for each site.
Master Gardeners receive a USB flash drive of class topics from University of Missouri Extension. The cost for the training classes will be $110. If spouses attend together, the cost for the couple will be $195.
For more information about Master Gardening and a registration form, please call Tom Fowler in St. Joseph at 816-279-1691, or Tim Baker in Gallatin at 660-663-3232. It is still not too late to apply, first class begins on April 4, 3013. You may also register and find more information on our web site at: http://extension.missouri.edu/nwregion/hort/
2013 Master Gardener Informational Letter (PDF)
2013 Master Garderner Application (PDF)
Master Gardeners hard at work installing the new perennial bed
in front of the courthouse.
Val Blosser and Ron Adam inspect the flower beds decorating
the Clinton County youth building.