Ozark Prairie Master Gardener

 The Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners chapter was established in 2002. The Master Gardener program is an opportunity for novice and experienced gardeners to learn to share knowledge with others. As representatives of MU Extension, Master Gardeners are involved in a variety of activities that benefit community, families and individuals while developing horticultural interests.

The MU Extension Missouri Master Gardener Program is a statewide education and volunteer program. To become a Master Gardener, participants must complete the 30-hour core training course presented by MU Extension horticulture faculty and complete a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer service in their community in approved MU Extension Master Gardener activities.

About us

The Ozark Prairie 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.

Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners are involved in a diverse collection of community projects and one-on-one consultations such as

  • Community vegetable garden
  • School fall gardening classes
  • Judging Lawn of the month
  • Spring Plant Sale
  • County Fair floral judging
  • Cabbage patch contest
  • Children's garden
  • Speaker’s program featuring a wide variety of gardening topics
  • Adult education program, From Dirt to the Dinner Table
  • Garden problem solving program for the community
  • Club informational booth
  • One-on-one private gardening advising and demonstrations
  • Monthly educational programs

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 573-378-5358 for details on upcoming training.

Scholarship Program

Ozark Prairie M.G. chapter has a $300 scholarship available for a junior or senior (from Morgan, Moniteau, Miller or Camden county) in College majoring in Agriculture or Horticulture.

Application deadline is March 1, 2017. Guidelines and Application (PDF)

 

 

Chapter's Featured Project

We have developed a new Pollinator Garden! It is located near the Community Garden in Versailles (behind the United Methodist Church).

Protecting Pollinators in Your Own Backyard

 Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners meetings

The club meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Location varies. Contact Andi Woodson for details.

Chairperson:

 

Dan Britton

 

573-378-6534

danbritton54@gmail.com

 

Vice Chairperson:

Lois Weber

 

573-377-2555

weberlois@yahoo.com

 

 

Secretary:

 

Andi Woodson

 

 

573-377-4577

andisews2@yahoo.com

 

Treasurer:

Kevin Wilson

 

660-851-4878

KPWKAW@gmail.com

Membership Chair Carol Buck

 

573-378-4265

cbuck1@dnetcentral.com

State Representative

Carol Buck

Vickie Stark

573-378-4265

cbuck1@dnetcentral.com

573-377-2869

boylersmill@hotmail.com

 

     

Master Gardener's Suggested Website:

Missouri Botanical Gardens: Tips and Tasks of the Month

Missouri Master Gardener Program 

            -   Master Gardeners Reporting Hours

The Ozark Prairie Master Gardener Facebook page

 

Upcoming Events

2018 Master Gardener Scholarship (PDF)

Fall Plant Sale (PDF)

Master Gardener Training Class Registration (PDF)

Request for Assistance Form (PDF)

 

Newsletter and Articles

Missouri Master Gardener June Newsletter (PDF)

Glorious Ground Covers (PDF)

February (PDF)

Winterizing your Roses (PDF)

 

 

Chapter Minutes

September 2017 (PDF)

June 2017 (PDF)

May 2017 (PDF)

March 2017 (PDF)

February 2017 (PDF)

January 2017 (PDF)

 

 

The Ozark Prairie Master Gardener Chapter is a proud member of the Missouri Master Gardener Association, Inc.