Friday, January 03, 2014

Master Gardener Training in Greene County Starts Soon; Register Now for Orientation Sessions Jan. 28 and Jan. 30

Contact: Kelly McGowan, Horticulture Educator
Tel: (417) 881-8909

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

The Master Gardener class sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting Feb. 18 and running through April 1. The classes will be held at the Botanical Center, 2400 South Scenic, Springfield.

A total of 13 three-hour sessions taught by trained professionals will cover horticulture principles and practices. Ornamentals, turf, vegetables, fruit crops and landscape design are some of the subjects covered through this course.

Enrollment for the class is limited and there is a fee of $150 per person or $255 per couple to cover the costs of the program and materials. Contact Kelly McGowan at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Springfield at or (417) 881-8909. McGowan can provide more information or to register individuals for one of two orientation sessions to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the O’Reilly Cancer Center and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Botanical Center.

Master Gardeners assist in 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.


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