Meeting Highlights

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks 2015 Garden Tour

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks 2015 Garden Tour will be on Saturday, May 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be a driving tour ending at Bonniebrook for lunch between 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. The registration fee of $25.00 includes the driving tour, lunch, and a tour of Bonniebrook's home and gardens. Gardens on the driving part of this tour are: Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Demonstration Garden at the Taney County Extension Center in Forsyth, Forsythia Place Park in Forsyth, Tom & Kathy Riley's Garden in Forsyth, Sid and Jerra Cardwell's Garden in Rockaway Beach, McKenna Family Farm in Branson, Still Waters International Ministries in Walnut Shade, Erick and Tracy Walker's Garden in Walnut Shade and ending at Bonniebrook in Walnut Shade.

Your afternoon will be filled at Bonniebrook with lunch catered by T & K Catering served between 12:30 and 2:00, a tour of Bonniebrook grounds and homestead, a Historical Society presentation "Tales of Taney County Inhabitants and Their Love of the Land, Flora, and Fauna", Musical performances by Larkin Sanders with her clarinet, and you can also sign up for Papercrete classes at an additional charge of $15.00 (these classes are limited to first 100 people that sign up).  Other vendors will be there with plants and other gardening items available for purchase. Mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend this great tour of Ozarks Gardens.

You may go online at to register or you may send a check to Stone County Extension Center, PO Box 345, Galena MO 65656 and register. I must have a current mailing address (not just physical address) to send your booklet back to you as your booklet is your ticket to get into the gardens. If you have questions, please call the Stone County Extension Center 417-357-6812. Deadline for registering is May 9, so that I have time to mail booklets back to you. Please send names for each participant. Thank you.

Kimberling Area Garden Programs

Garden programs are presented by Master Gardeners of the Ozarks at the Kimberling Area Library, 45 Kimberling Blvd, Kimberling City, MO. These classes are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.  All classes are free and open to the public as a part of community education sponsored jointly by Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, who volunteer with the University of Missouri Extension.

March 11      Cool Season Gardening with MG Josie Roetto

April 8           Soil Amendments with MG Halina Beal

May 13         Growing Microgreens for salads with MG Norma Ross

June 10         Drop Irrigation with MG Bill Greet

July 8            Growing Herbs for Good Health with MG Monica Spittler

August 12     Lasagna Gardening with MG Sharon Nance

Sept. 9          What I Grow (Successfully) in the Ozarks with MG Jerry Rulon