Extension Master Gardener Training in Poplar Bluff, MO


The Master Gardener program provides in-depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education.  To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must complete a 30 hour core training course.  Then the Master Gardener trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to the community in approved MU Extension activities.

Meets every Friday, June 3-July 8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (one and half hour break for lunch) at the Butler County Extension Center at 614 Lindsay, Suite 3 (third floor) in Poplar Bluff, MO

Cost:  $200; includes core course binder and handouts

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 will be an 7-week course that will cover the following:  Plant Growth and Development, Soils and fertility, Composting,  Insect and Disease Control,  Lawncare and Weeds, Vegetable Gardening, Landscaping Basics, Home Fruit Production, Flower Gardening and Woody Ornamentals. 

For more information, contact Donna Aufdenberg at 573-243-3581 or email [email protected] 

Sessions (9:00AM - 4:30PM)

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