2021 Master Gardener Training - Jackson, MO


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 information. 

Meets every Friday, April 30 -  July 23; 9AM to 12PM

Cost:  $200.00; includes information binder and handouts

There will also be 5 labs/tours set up on alternate days throughout the training. First session will be an introduction to the program and will cover program requirements. 

Course Objectives

 * To understand the mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Program and how it functions. 

 * To acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of plant growth and development. 

 * To apply concepts of plant growth and development to everyday situations and uses in horticulture. 

 * To learn basic terminology associated with the art and science of horticulture. 

 * To gain an appreciation of horticulture as a life-long pursuit. 

This course will cover the following:

 * Plant Structure, Classification and their Environment 

 * Soils Basics 

 * Plant Propagation 

 * Managing Insects 

 * Controlling Diseases 

 * Lawn & Turf 

 * Vegetable Gardening 

 * Landscape Design 

 * Fruit Gardening 

 * Flower Gardening 

 * Trees & Shrubs: Care & Pruning 

Further information: contact Donna Aufdenberg at 573-243-3581 or email [email protected]

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