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 90's and they are a very active group. Annually, around 175 CMMG donate approximately 15,000 volunteer hours to approved projects. Some of the approved projects include MU Extension in Cole County grounds, the Master Gardener Greenhouses, Habitat for Humanity, Missouri River Regional Library, McKay Park sign area, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and others.
Every fall, the Master Gardener program is offered to interested gardeners, aged 16 and older. To find out more (dates and the fee for the program), contact us by phone at 573-634-2824 or email and check out the CMMG Facebook Group.
The public is invited to attend the monthly meetings. Dates, time and location are subject to change, but currently the meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday at 6 p.m. CMMG does not meet in December. The January meeting is an annual dinner – reservations and payment must be made in advance. Contact us for more information.
Central Missouri Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale
Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of May from 7 a.m. to noon. The plant sale is held at the Jefferson City Jaycees' Fairgrounds at 1445 Fairgrounds Road in Jefferson City. Expect to find a large variety of vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials, house plants and more. This indoor plant sale happens rain or shine.
Master Gardener Scholarship
Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to three 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 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 Gardeners can report their service hours using this online reporting system.
Instructions for entering Master Gardener hours online for Central MO Master Gardeners
Policy and procedures for the Central Missouri Master Gardener program and projects.