Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Training

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?  Johnson County Master Gardeners will be offering a training course in the spring of 2013. Learn more in our brochure (PDF), then plan to attend! 

Garden Corner

Garden Corner is a monthly column written by Master Gardener Art Kammerlohr

April 2014 (PDF)
March 2014 (PDF)
February 2014 (PDF)
January 2014 (PDF)
December 2013 (PDF)
November 2013 (PDF)
October 2013 (PDF)
September 2013 (PDF)
August 2013 (PDF)
July 2013 (PDF)
June 2013 (PDF)
May 2013 (PDF)
April 2013 (PDF)
March 2013 (PDF)
February 2013 (PDF)
January 2013 (PDF)
December 2012 (PDF)


 

Come and Join us!

We welcome and invite the public to attend the meetings of Master Gardeners of Johnson County, Missouri.  We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:15 p.m. in the Culp Building at the Johnson County Histoical Society Museum, 302 North Main in Warrensburg. Meetings start with an informative program on a topic related to landscape, soils, insects, pests, and other gardening related issues.  We have a short break with light refreshments, then conduct our business meeting.  Meetings usually adjourn around 8:30 p.m.

Master Gardener projects

Master Gardeners are sprucing up the ground around the Old Courthouse. The project is described in the Johnson County Historical Society Newletter. The Bulletin (PDF)

About us

The Johson County Master Gardeners are trained individuals who enjoy learning and sharing their expertise with others. Our gardening backgrounds range from hobbyist to professional, from beginner to experienced, from young adult to senior citizen. The common bond is a love of gardening, learning and sharing.

Johnson County’s Master Gardeners are involved in a diverse collection of community projects and one-on-one consultations such as

  • Community rose garden
  • Volunteering at Powell Gardens
  • Historic Johnson County Courthouse Square 
  • Lion’s Lake Micro Garden
  • Speaker’s program featuring a wide variety of gardening topics
  • Regional libraries education programs
  • Hot Line (a garden problem solving program for the community)
  • Blind Boone Park
  • One-on-one private gardening advising and demonstrations
  • Monthly educational programs
  • Writing local newspaper articles about gardening topics

After training, Master Gardeners serve as a resource with University of Missouri Extension to give county residents research-based answers to their gardening questions. The primary purpose of a Master Gardener is to volunteer, but members rate camaraderie and learning opportunities as important reasons for participating.

To become a Master Gardener, call 660-747-3193 for details on upcoming training.

Bylaws Master Gardener of Johnson County Missouri (DOC)