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. 

Syllabus is below and classes are from 9am-12pm:

  • Jan 18 - Program Orientation
  • Jan 25 - Soils, Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management
  • Feb 1 - Plants and Their Environment
  • Feb 8 - Natives
  • Feb 15 - Insects
  • Feb 22 - Preventing and Managing Plant Diseases
  • Feb 29 - Establishment and Care of Woody Ornamentals
  • Mar 7 - Vegetable Gardening
  • Mar 14 - Turf and Lawn Maintenance
  • Mar 21 - Fruit Production
  • Mar 28 - Plant Propagation  
  • Apr 4 - Herbaceous Ornamentals
  • Apr 11 - Using Pesticides Safely in the Home and Garden
  • Apr 18 - Residential Landscaping
  • Apr 25 - Program closing; garden tours; meet MGs

Registration deadline is: 1/11/24

Cost: $200

Contact: Eli Isele, elihuisele@missouri.edu, 636-970-3000