In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Cape Girardeau County
East Central MO
Urban East MO
Urban West MO
West Central MO
Participants in the Missouri Master Gardener Program receive basic and advanced horticulture training from university faculty. Basic training sessions take place in the early spring and fall, meeting weekly for eight weeks. Participants agree to give back to the community with volunteer time for gardening projects and educational programs. Certified Master Gardeners are part of a local chapter and maintain their certification through volunteerism and advanced training opportunities.
MU Extension holds Master Gardener training in the spring and fall in Cape Girardeau. Specific dates for the fall class will be announced here.
Southeast Missouri Master Gardener Chapters
Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center.
Perry County Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Perry County Extension Center.
Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners meet on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Patke Room of the Ste. Genevieve County Extension Center, located at 255 Market Street in Ste. Genevieve.
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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: Oct. 19, 2023 - Feb. 22, 2024
Master Gardener Training on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. from October 19 to December 7, 2023 (seven sessions) plus January 18 to February 22, 2024 (six sessions) at the Cape Girardeau County Extension office located at 684 Jackson Trail in ...
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: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
JACKSON, Mo. – Retired engineer Lois Caron’s lifelong thirst for knowledge led her to the University of Missouri Extension office where she often bent the ear of MU Extension horticulturist Donna Aufdenberg.“She was a lifelong learner,” says ...
- Published: Thursday, June 16, 2022
JACKSON, Mo. – Both gardeners and their plants need extra care when it’s hot outside, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Donna Aufdenberg.She reminds gardeners to take care of themselves first so they can tend to gardens and ...
- 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 ...
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 ...