In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
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.
Southeast Missouri Master Gardener Chapters
Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the MU Extension Center in Cape Girardeau County.
Perry County Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the MU Extension Center in Perry County.
Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners meet on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Patke Room of the MU Extension Center in Ste. Genevieve County.
Master Gardener training
MU Extension holds Master Gardener training in the spring and fall in Cape Girardeau. Specific dates for the classes will be announced in the events module below.
Master Gardener training is taking place in the Jackson area this fall. For more information, see the events module or contact Donna Aufdenberg.
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Event date: Jan. 18, 2024 - April 4, 2024
New Dates!Master Gardener Training on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau County Extension office located at 684 Jackson Trail in Jackson, MO. Cost: $200Contact: Donna Aufdenberg, [email protected], ...
Event date: Aug. 23, 2023 - Nov. 1, 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 ...
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.
Master Gardeners can report their service hours using this Word form, a PDF version of this form, or the online reporting system at http://report.missourimastergardener.com.
Master Gardeners can report their service hours using this PDF form, a Word version of this form, or the online reporting system at http://report.missourimastergardener.com.