Master Gardeners

Helping others learn to grow

News Flash.... We have a new group in Town, Holt County Master Gardeners

The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener extension program is “helping others learn to grow.” The Master Gardener Program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education. The Master Gardener Program throughout Missouri promotes and raises public awareness of the University of Missouri Extension as a source of unbiased, research-based gardening information.

Through activities such as extension hotlines or answer services, workshops, speaker’s bureaus, garden show booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.

To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30-hour classroom core course training. Then the Master Gardener trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities.

For more information visit the Master Gardener's website at


Master Gardener Service Record (PDF)


Heartland Horticulture is a monthly newsletter published by the Master Gardeners of Missouri. For current and back issues containing news, announcements and tips, visit