In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
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: Thursday, April 14, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Easter lily used for spring decorations can provide beauty and fragrance for another season.After blooming ends, plant Easter lilies outside as soon as the ground can be worked, says University of Missouri Extension horticulture ...
- Published: Monday, Aug. 9, 2021
CLARENCE, Mo. – Pam Stenger keeps memories of her grandmother’s flower garden alive by offering floral bouquets through a Community Supported Agriculture subscription service.As a child, Stenger loved walking to her grandmother’s house and ...
- 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 ...
Missouri Master Gardener Online Core Training - Fall 2022
Aug. 13, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022
Your $200 registration fee includes a FREE Missouri Master Gardener Core Manual. To receive your manual, you must login to the course and follow the instructions in the first module for placing the order using a discount code. Please place your order ...
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
In this issue: Invasion of the ants | Master Gardener state conference | Missouri Tomato School registration info | Choosing deer-resistant plants for your landscape | Garden tips for May | Upcoming events