In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Central Missouri Master Gardeners
The Central Missouri Master Gardeners (CMMG) have been in Cole County since the early 1990's and are a very active group. Annually, around 200 CMMG donate approximately 8,000 volunteer hours to approved projects. Some of the approved projects include the Cole County Extension grounds, the Master Gardener Greenhouses, Habitat for Humanity, Missouri River Regional Library, McKay Park sign area, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and others.
The Master Gardener program is offered to interested gardeners, aged 16 and older. For more information, contact the Cole County Extension Office at 573-634-2824 or email. You can also join the CMMG Facebook Group for news and updates.
The public is invited to attend the monthly meetings. Meetings are currently held on the 4th Tuesday at 6 p.m. CMMG does not meet in December. Contact us for more information.
Central Missouri Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale
The Central Missouri Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale is held the first weekend in May at our greenhouses in North Jefferson City. You can expect to find a large variety of vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials, houseplants and more. This plant sale happens rain or shine. More information can be found on the group Facebook page.
Master Gardener Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to students that reside in Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, Osage, Maries and Miller counties. Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, technical or trade school for the fall term of the current year. Applicants are limited to those who plan to study horticulture, agriculture, conservation or forestry. Applications (PDF) are accepted until the last day in February. Contact the Cole County Extension Center for more information.
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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 - Sp2024
Jan. 14, 2024 - June 1, 2024
The Missouri Master Gardener Core Manual is available online to download or purchase. The motto of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.” This is accomplished by providing in-depth horticultural ...
Instructions for entering Master Gardener hours online for Central MO Master Gardeners
Missouri Master Gardeners can report their service hours using this online reporting system.
Policy and procedures for the Central Missouri Master Gardener program and projects.