Spring Gardening Seminar

Saturday, March 3, 2018
George Washington Carver Farm
3804 Bald Hill Road
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Do you have a bad case of spring fever? Itching to get out in the garden? As we all know, it’s way too early to plant in our area. We have a great alternative to help with “gardenitus”. Plan to attend the Central Missouri Master Gardener Spring Seminar on March 3. Spend the day learning about a wide variety of gardening tips, making gardening items to bring home with you, and enjoying the company of fellow gardeners. For only $35, you’ll have your choice of 15 different programs. In addition, there are five different “make and take” sessions to choose from for an additional fee. Lunch is provided along with a speaker who will have you in stitches. We all know there is nothing more therapeutic than some great laughs. Plan to join us! But, don’t wait too long after registration opens because these popular programs fill up quickly.

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Spring Gardening Seminar Program

$35 per Student (includes Lunch & Classroom Handouts)
Printable program here                                  Closes Feb. 25, 2018 at midnight or until full
Click the name of the session to see more details about the workshop







Japanese Beetles & the Big Debate: To Trap or Not to Trap

Speaker: Jim Quinn
Class Code = JP

Rock Around the Garden



Speaker: Jason Duebbert
Class Code = ROCK

Save Your Money & Your Back: Exploring the Best Perennials & Shrubs for Your Garden

Speaker: Kerry Meyer
Class Code = SAVE$

The Humble Tomato: Queen of Vegetables – Long Live the Queen!

Speaker: Rich Trinklein
Class Code = TOM

Anika & Jane’s Favorite Native Plants


Speaker: Anika Rudloff/Jane Epperson
Class Code = NATIVE

It’s for the Birds: How to Attract the Beauties to Your Garden

Speaker: Sara Kendrick
Class Code = BIRDS

Made For the Shade: Hostas Large & Small & Everything in Between

Speaker: Kerry Meyer
Class Code = SHADE

How to Get Started with Organic Vegetable Gardening

Speaker: Carrie Hargrove
Class Code = ORGVEG

Clematis Spring, Summer, & Fall, Sun or Shade


Speaker: Alice Longfellow
Class Code = CLEM

LAB Sessions


Let’s Make a Fairy Cottage Planter

Additional Fee: $30

Speaker: Jane Davis
Class Code = FAIRY
Limit 15

From Trash to Treasure: Create a Painted Garden Sign

Additional Fee: $20

Speaker: Jane Davis
Class Code = SIGN
Limit 15

A Gardener’s Best Friend: Your Smart Phone Camera – Part I

Additional Fee: $5

Speaker: Steve Stacey
Class Code = PICS1
Limit 15

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

 My Wife & Drip Irrigation          Keynote Speaker: David Urich






Complete Evaluations








Drawing for Prize


Nature’s Graffiti: Common Garden Weeds & How to Control Them

Speakers: Jim Quinn
Class Code = GRAFF

Oh, Deer! What’s Eating My Landscape

Speaker: Daryl Damon
Class Code = DEER

Forever Green: Clever Use and Care of Evergreens in Your Yard


Speaker: Mike Rood
Class Code = GREEN

Grass in Shade? Forget About It! Exploring Ground Covers, Shade Plants, & Other Alternatives

Speaker: Nick Rackers
Class Code = GRASS

LAB Session 1


Can’t Wait for Spring? Let’s Plant an Early Spring Bowl

Additional Fee: $15

Speaker: Alice Longfellow
Class Code = BOWL
Limit 25

Topiaries: Making Your Own Living Shrub Design

Additional Fee: $10

Speaker: Stacy Landwehr
Class Code = TOP
Limit 30

LAB Session 2


A Gardener’s Best Friend: Your Smart Phone Camera – Cont'd

Speaker: Steve Stacey

Plant Doctors Are In: Plant Disease Clinic


Speaker: Zelalem Mersha
Class Code = DR
Limit 15


Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration for a full refund by calling the University of Missouri Extension Office at (573) 634-2824 or emailing coleco@missouri.edu by 4:30pm on Monday, February 26, 2018.  After 4:30pm on February 26, 2018, there will be no refunds.

Beginning on February 27, 2018, only personal emergency situations resulting in a cancellation will be considered for a refund. If approved, one-half of the $35.00 registration fee ($17.50) will be refunded. There will be no refunds on “make and take” sessions under any circumstances as supplies will have already been purchased. Inclement weather conditions do not constitute a personal emergency.