Master Gardeners are trained volunteers with gardening backgrounds ranging 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. 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.

Master Gardener chapter in Barry County

Master Gardeners of Barry Co. organized in January of 2015 following the first Barry Co. Master Gardening class offering. Master Gardeners are trained by University of Missouri Extension to provide research-based gardening information and volunteer in their community. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener please call or email the office.

Meeting date and time

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Cassville Library basement meeting room.

Master gardeners gardening

Get in-depth horticultural training and join the Master Gardeners in “helping others learn to grow.”

Missouri map with a dogwood flower overlaid on it

Missouri Master Gardeners, use this online system to report your volunteer hours.

garden journal on table with gloves

Put your plans, thoughts and results on paper to help ensure successful gardening.