Extension Master Gardener Training - (Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Cooper, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray Counties)


Want to learn more about gardening? Do you have a passion for sharing gardening information and making your community a more beautiful place? Join us for the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Training in the KC area. This program’s train-the-trainer mission is sharing research-based horticulture information with the public through educational outreach.

EMG training will help you:

  • Gain new horticulture knowledge and become a community resource for science-based information
  • Educate adults and children about the gardening benefits
  • Meet fellow gardeners

Dates: Thursdays, Aug 17 - Dec 7, 2023 9:30 am to 12:30 pm via Zoom.

Cost: $200, includes EMG Core Manual.

Program requirements:

  • Access to a computer, internet, and email address
  • A desire to learn, work completion, and readiness to volunteer on EMG projects
  • Attendance at all sessions is essential. Only 3 absences are allowed and must be made up
  • Class projects are required and will help you learn how to teach gardening to others
  • Following graduation, complete 30 hrs in established EMG projects. This course is for those who will volunteer with the EMG chapter. If you do not want to volunteer, consider:
  • Extension Garden Steward program: learn gardening basics, no volunteer requirements
  • MU EMG online training
  • Min. age = 16 yrs
  • A desire to volunteer
  • Horticulture knowledge and skills are not required

Learn more about the EMG Program:

Questions?: [email protected]

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