Master Gardeners

In 2003, Warren County held its first Master Gardener program. Since that time, the Master Gardeners have taken on several community projects. One of those projects include maintaining the landscaping and grounds around the Schowengerdt Historical Home in Warrenton. 

photo: Schowengerdt Historical Home

Schowengerdt Historical Home in Warrenton,
a Master Gardener project

Master Gardeners are individuals who enjoy learning and sharing their gardening knowledge with others. There are no prerequisites to participate in Master Gardener training, except to have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn and a desire to give back to local communities through volunteer service and education.

After completing training, Master Gardeners expand the reach of University of Missouri Extension using research-based horticultural information to answer gardening questions in their local communities.

We are proud to announce that the Master Gardener training course is now available online at:


Train online to be a Missouri Master Gardener


October Garden To-Do List  

Time to put the garden to bed: Here are some reminders. 
General cleanup: Get rid of old vines, dead plants and lingering weeds which will prevent bugs from hibernating over the winter.  
Have a soil test: If your garden soil hasn’t been tested within the last 5 years - take a good sample to the Missouri Extension Office (Phone: 636-456-3444) for evaluation. 
Unused seeds: Look at the seeds you didn’t use this year or last year. Give serious thought to discarding them. Store the remaining unused seeds in an air-tight jar. 
Lawn maintenance: Aerate and fertilize the lawn to promote over-winter growth and get the mower sharpened. 
Start next year’s plan: Evaluate this year’s garden plan. Include both the good and bad results. Make your first rough draft plan for next year. Revise it to your satisfaction over the winter months ahead. 
Get help: If you have lingering questions – ask for help! Your local Master Gardener group is a good place to start (Phone: 636-456-3444). 


For any questions please contact the Warren County Extension Center 636-456-3444