Master Gardener Training Classes Offered!

We have scheduled training for this fall beginning August 28.  We plan to meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays once each week for thirteen weeks with the last session on November 26.  The September 17 session will start at 6 p.m.  The first session (Tuesday, August 28) will be an orientation session, which will probably last 1-2 hours.  A graduation/holiday party is scheduled for December 13.  Sessions will be held in the Franklin County Extension Council Foundation meeting room at 102 Union Plaza Drive in Union (strip plaza located just east of Pasta House) except for the session on native plants on September 17 that will be held at the Shaw Nature Reserve at Gray Summit.

The cost to participate in the program is $175.  This cost covers the cost of the meeting room, core manual, landscaping supplies and name tag.  If a couple take the course and can share a core manual, the cost for the second person will be $145.  Please call the Franklin County University of Missouri Extension office at (636) 583-5141 to register and then send your check made payable to “University Extension” to University Extension Center, 116 W. Main, Union, MO  63084.  Your payment completes the registration process and holds your place for the program.

The course schedule may be found HERE.

Time to test your soil!

If you have never tested your soil for your lawn or garden, now is the perfect time.  Soil tests in our office are $20 for one test or $15 each if you submit two or more.  Read this article for more information on the importance of testing! For information on understanding your lawn and garden soil tests reports and calculating fertilizer requirements based on soil test requirements, please visit HERE.

Gardening and Lawn Care Tips!

The gardening calendar will guide you through weekly tasks so you don't feel so overwhelmed.  The August Gardening will keep you on top of everything you need. Be sure and scroll down to the calendar page for weed identification and many other resources.  If you have any question just give us a call.

Franklin County 4-H News

April 2018 (PDF)