Meeting Highlights

Join 4-H Clover Kids

The 4-H Clover Kids program is designed to introduce 5 to 7 year-olds to a variety of 4-H experiences: getting along with others, working in groups, exploring different interests, building self-confidence, and much more.  Clover kids do not participate in competitive events, contests, or shows.

Six week reading & hands-on-project Program

Begins Tues. May 23 – Tues. June 27 at 2:30-3:30 or Thurs. May 25- Thurs. June 29 at 10:00-11:00

Meetings will be held at the Annex on the square  in Galena. Cost to join 4-H is $20 (due 1st day of program).

To sign up for the program email: or call Janet Rackley at 417/357-6812 by May 15th

Springtime in the Garden Plant Sale

The Master Gardeners of the Ozark will be holding "Springtime in the Garden" on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in their demonstration gardens located at the Taney County MU Extension Center, 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth.  They will be holding a plant sale starting at 9 a.m. and will have a wide assortment of plants for sale, perennials, native plants, houseplants, annuals and vegetables grown by the Hollister School ag department, unique elephant ears, and herbs will be offered at an affordable price.  At 10 a.m. in observance of Arbor Day the Missouri Department of Conservation will provide FREE Washington Hawthorn and Red Mulberry trees, along with information on Missouri native trees and shrubs, and to answer any questions you have on planting trees.  Then at 12:30 p.m. Rachael West from Once Upon a Weed will present a workshop on Wild Culinary Arts.  She will discuss the wild edibles in season along with a presentation on  uses, storage and share a sampling with the group.  For more information contact the Taney County MU Extension center at 417-546-4431.  Program Flyer

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents "Hills & Hollers" Garden Tour

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will host their summer garden tour on Saturday, June 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be a self-driving tour and will be focused on Stone County. The tour will start at Pregnancy Life Line in Branson West (19621 State Hwy 413). Check in at Pregnancy Life Line after 8 a.m. to get your map and program, grab a cup of coffee and a roll and start your day, ending with the last gardens in Lampe MO.

Highlights of the tour are: Multi-level and terraced gardens; Food forest with flowers, herbs and vegetables mixed with fruit trees; Holistic gardening techniques; Unique container gardening systems; Beautiful rose gardens, shade gardens and butterfly gardens; Fun garden decor; and Free garden-related goodies.

Advanced tickets are $15.00 and tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $20.00. No Refunds. You may register online at or by mailing a check to Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, PO Box 345, Galena MO 65656. Please include all names and addresses for each person you are registering for. This event will be held rain or shine. Contact the Stone County Extension Center for more information 417-357-6812.

Crane Public Library Garden Programs

Crane Public Library is hosting "Let's Get Growing", a series of gardening classes being taught by Master Gardeners fo the Ozarks. Sessions are as follows:

  • April 13, 4 p.m.              Seed Starting by Bill Greet, Lamp
  • May 18, 4 p.m.               Perennials for Springtime Color, by Kathryn Kufahl, Reeds Spring
  • June 15, 4 p.m.              To Be Announced
  • July 20, 4 p.m.               Growing Microgreens for Salads, by Norma Ross, Branson
  • August 17, 4 p.m.           Butterfly Gardening, by Tom Riley, Forsyth
  • September 21, 4 p.m.    Bringing in Flowers for the Fall, by Alice Troyke, Kimberling City

The Library is located at 201 Main Street, Crane MO. Please call the Stone County Library, Crane Branch 417-723-8261 for more information.

Kimberling Area Library Garden Programs

Kimberling Area Library gardening classes presented by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be held on Wednesdy's at 10:00 AM.              Class schedule is:

  • April 12       Summer Bulbs to Plant Now by MG Kathryn Kufahl
  • May 10       Plants to Attract Hummingsbirds by MG Kathryn Kufahl
  • June 14      Insect Pests in the Garden by MG Tom Riley
  • July 12       Pruning: From Basic to Espalier by MG Aaron Lynn-Vogel
  • August 9    Bringing the Garden in for Fall by MG Alice Troyke
  • September 13     The Keyhole Garden by MG Marva Ramsey