In-depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening.
Master Gardeners are trained individuals who enjoy learning and sharing their expertise with others. Our gardening backgrounds range from hobbyist to professional, from beginner to experienced, from young adult to senior citizen. The common bond is a love of gardening, learning and sharing.
After training, Master Gardeners serve as a resource with University of Missouri Extension to give county residents research-based answers to their gardening questions. The primary purpose of a Master Gardener is to volunteer, but members rate camaraderie and learning opportunities as important reasons for participating.
Call 573-369-2394 for information about the next class session.
Meeting dates and speaker schedule
The Lake Area Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted). The meeting location varies, so please check Lake Area Master Gardener newsletters for date, time and location of meetings. Note: We do not cancel meeting due to weather. Please use your own judgment in determining whether to attend.
The goal of the Lake Area Master Gardeners Scholarship is to provide aid to students of higher education in the area of horticulture, landscape design, environmental sciences, forestry, entomology, botany, agriculture, and other related fields. The amount awarded for the scholarship will depend upon club fundraising success.
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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 - 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 ...
The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and University of Missouri Extension.