Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cedar County Master Gardener Classes Begin Feb. 6, 2014; Pre-Registration Needed by Jan. 23

Contact: Patrick Davis, livestock specialist
Headquartered in Cedar County
Tel: 417-276-3313

STOCKTON, Mo. -- Opportunities to gain and share horticultural knowledge is available through University of Missouri Extension’s Master Gardener program in Cedar County.

The Master Gardener Program is an intensive horticulture course offered statewide by University of Missouri Extension.  The 30 hours of classroom training provided by area horticulture specialists set Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners and programs.

The Master Gardener class sessions will be held every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting Feb. 6 and running through April 17 at the Cedar County Health Complex in Stockton. Graduation activities will be held on April 24.

A total of 12 three-hour sessions taught by trained professionals will cover horticulture principles and practices. Ornamentals, turf, vegetable gardening, fruit crops, landscape design and turfgrass are some of the subjects covered through this course.

Master Gardeners are volunteers who assist with horticulture education in the community.

Thirty volunteer hours from participants are required the first year after training.  Following that, 20 volunteer service hours are required each year to remain an active Master Gardener.

The volunteer service is usually done by volunteering as part of a county Master Gardeners organization activities, serving as an advisor for community gardens, or helping to maintain the demonstration gardens.

Enrollment for the class is limited and there is a fee of $150 per person or $250 per couple (with one set of materials). Registration and payment are due by Jan. 23, 2014.  To register for the course or to request more information please contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or email  

The Master Gardener Program is a popular and successful statewide volunteer community-service organization administered through University of Missouri Extension. Go to to learn more information about the Master Gardener program.    


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