In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
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Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who are willing to share their horticulture knowledge with their friends and neighbors. Master Gardeners is a non-profit organization assisted by University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University. Trained volunteers provide the community with current and approved horticulture practices to enhance their home garden, lawn and landscape. Individuals and group projects include horticulture teaching, service activities and the Master Gardener Hotline.
Who can be a Master Gardener?
You can if you: Have knowledge or experience in gardening or landscape management.
Are willing to learn and provide research-based horticultural information to the public.
Can attend all training sessions.
Master Gardener interns are required to provide at least 30 service hours during their year following graduation in order to become Master Gardeners. As Master Gardeners, they are required to provide at least 20 service hours annually within their community. There are many opportunities for service depending upon the individual's interest and ability. Individuals completing training and service hours are given special recognition. To remain on active status, members of the local Master Gardeners are required to participate in continuous service activities.
Master Gardener classes are generally offered each year, either face-to-face or online. If you are interested in the program, contact us.
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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. 17, 2023 - Dec. 7, 2023
Want to learn more about gardening? Do you have a passion for sharing gardening information and making your community a more beautiful place? Join us for the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Training in the KC area. This program’s train-the-trainer ...
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 ...
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 ...
Articles on gardening and horticulture from the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.