Master Gardeners

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?

Brochure (PDF)

Pulaski County Master Gardeners will be having regular meetings on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at 403 School Street, Waynesville, Mo.

The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “Helping Others Learn To Grow.” This mission is accomplished by providing in depth horticultural training to individuals who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their community learn about gardening and environmental education.


Master Gardener Core Training – Fall 2014

The Pulaski County Master Gardeners will be holding a core training in the Fall of 2014. The class will begin in late August and end in early November.  Classes will be held on Thursday evenings and up to three Saturday events are being planned.

To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30+ hour classroom core training.  Then, to become certified, the Master Gardener Trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to his or her community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities in the next year.


Pulaski Master Gardener Core Training Application 

Pulaski Master Gardener Core Training Audit Registration

If you are interested in this or other horticulture program offerings, call (573) 774-6177 or email and request to be added to the email list for upcoming classes.


Congratulations Class of 2014!

University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener class series.  13 students completed the master gardener core course, sponsored by the Pulaski County Master Gardeners.  It is exciting to look forward to what the future holds for these students as they serve Pulaski county, by providing gardening education to their local communities.

First annual Young Sprouts in the Park a big success

Waynesville, Mo. (May 19, 2014) — On Saturday, May 17, over 400 patrons stopped by the Waynesville Park to check out Young Sprouts. They had no idea they would leave with their arms full of plants, bird feeders, posters and nature crafts. There were 23 different activity hosts, some of them with multiple activities for the children. All smiles everywhere that day as families mingled throughout the park to experience nature and all things related. Each child was also entered into a drawing for door prizes, Cardinals tickets and all concessions were free. After hearing many positive comments from many parents, the Pulaski County Master Gardeners and Armed Services YMCA are excited to do it again next year! Thank you to all who came out to enjoy and support the event.

Pictured: Carrie Williamson, Pulaski County Master Gardener President.
For more information regarding Young Sprouts in the Park, please contact Carrie Williamson at 573-855-0128 or Amber Stone at 573-329-4513.