In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Master Gardeners are trained individuals who enjoy learning and sharing their expertise with others. Our gardening backgrounds range 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.
Lake Area Master Gardener chapter meetings
Monthly chapter meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Willmore Lodge in Lake Ozark at 6:30 p.m. All are invited and encouraged to attend the meetings.
Journal your garden
The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension's publication, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.
This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.
The goal of the Lake Area Master Gardeners Scholarship is to provide aid to students of higher education in the area of horticulture, landscape design, environmental sciences, forestry, entomology, botany, agriculture, and other related fields. The amount awarded for the scholarship will depend upon club fundraising success.
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Event date: Sept. 30, 2023
Event time: | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Come join the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners and University of Missouri Extension as they host a free field day. Visitors can take self-guided tours and attend presentations from a variety of topics such as fall gardening, herbology 201, flower ...
Event date: Oct. 14, 2023 - Oct. 15, 2023
The Missouri Extension Master Gardener Conference is a 2-day conference with breakout sessions and tours. The breakout sessions include:* Fruit, Vegetables & Edible Gardening* Ornamentals & Landscape * Miscellaneous ...
Event date: Aug. 31, 2023 - Nov. 9, 2023
Provides in depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening. Prepares volunteers for horticulture questions frequently asked by citizens around the state, based on unbiased research based gardening ...
Event date: Sept. 11, 2023 - Oct. 2, 2023
Four sessions for beginning vegetable gardeners on lasagna gardening, soils & cover crops, season extension, and tool maintenance and garden cleanup. Each session is live on Zoom, recordings and other resources will be available to the ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Submitting soil samples to your local University of Missouri Extension center is easy, says Manjula Nathan, director of the MU Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory.Now is the best time of the year to submit samples to the accredited ...
- Published: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The summer they were married, Dan and Earlene Britton received a cutting from a Christmas cactus belonging to Earlene’s grandmother Naomi Ingrum. Thirty-six years later, the Brittons and the cactus continue to do well in spite of ...
- Published: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The term “winterize” is associated more with automobiles than garden plants, but just as motorists want their cars to withstand the rigors of winter, gardeners can take steps to help their fragile plants do the same.Most of our ...
Publication date: March 1, 2014
This garden journal for all Missouri gardeners, including Missouri Master Gardeners, is also a how-to guide and information resource. Keeping a garden journal is a great way to organize and keep track of the how, when, where and what of the gardening ...
Missouri Master Gardener Online Core Training - Fall 2023
Aug. 13, 2023 - Dec. 30, 2023
The manual for this course, the Missouri Master Gardener Manual can be downloaded for printing. Access the manual. The motto of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.” This is accomplished by providing ...
The Missouri Master Gardener Association is dedicated to preserving and supporting the Master Gardener program of the University of Missouri.
Missouri Master Gardeners can report their service hours using this online reporting system.
Learn how to do soil sampling and see the process for having samples tested.