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Macon County Master Gardeners
The Macon Shelby Master Gardeners are a group of dedicated volunteers who give back to their communities through educational programs on gardening and community projects. Master Gardeners provide unbiased horticultural information and education to the public based on proven research, specific to the climate, soil and other growing conditions of our county.
To become trained as a Master Gardener, individuals must attend the 30-hour classroom core training and agree to provide 30 hours of volunteer service to their community. Then Master Gardener trainees are required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities.
Contact: Jennifer Schutter, Horticulture Specialist.
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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 ...
Master Gardener Core Training Course and Manual Bundle
Jan. 17, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Your $200 registration fee includes a FREE Core Manual. During checkout, a $37.95 discount will be applied: $30 for the manual and $7.95 for shipping. During checkout, please click the "Next" button under Shipping Methods. The shipping fee is part ...
In this issue: Preparing your garden for winter | Wood ashes in the garden | Black walnut harvest | Master Gardener volunteer hours due Nov. 30 | Gardening tips for November | Upcoming events
In this issue: 2018's weather was 'near normal,' but averages hide record-setting events | The Northern Cardinals | New Year's resolutions for the gardener | Capturing winter with potpourri | Garden tips for January | Upcoming events
In this issue: Holiday cacti benefit from bright light and proper watering | 2019 All-America selection winners | Valentine's Day flowers | Garden tips for February | Upcoming events
In this issue: Monarch butterflies: The Good News and the Bad News | St. Paddy's Day is a dud for planting spuds | Gardening tips for March | Upcoming events
In this issue: Garden workshops offered in April | MDC state nursery open house April 6 | Mid Mo Expo, April 27 in Columbia | Understanding Neonicotinoids | It's almost tulip time | Garden tips for April | Upcoming events