Extension Master Gardener Training - (Mid-Missouri)


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. 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, August 17 - November 16, 2023, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm via Zoom, plus in-person field sessions. In person field sessions will be on Tuesdays- Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 3rd and on Thursdays- Oct 26th and Nov 16th. The location and topic for field/lab sessions to be determined. All participants will meet at Cole County Extension Center (2436 Tanner Bridge Rd), Jefferson City, MO 65101 on Thursday, August 17 at 9:30 am.

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. 

• Min. age = 16 yrs

• Horticulture knowledge and skills are not a prerequisite

Complete the application included in the next step of the registration process, due July 31. Notification of acceptance in the program will be via email the first week of August.

Learn more about the EMG Program:

• General info: https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/master-gardener

Questions: [email protected]

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