Friday, March 21, 2014

Gardening Classes in Cassville Offered by MU Extension

Contact: Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist
Headquartered in Stone County
Tel: (417) 357-6812

GALENA, Mo. – Volunteer members of the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks began teaching a series of classes in Cassville starting March 13 for those interested in home vegetable and flower gardening. The classes are free and open to everyone.

The remaining scheduled classes are as follows.

Time: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm
Sharing locations: Cassville Library and Bayless/Salyer House

April 10, 7 p.m., at Cassville Library, lower level. Subject: “Pick the right flowers,” focuses on heat and drought tolerant best choices, annuals and perennials. Taught by Kathryn Kufahl, a member of the  Master Gardeners of the Ozarks.

May 8, 7 p.m. at the Bayless/Salyer house, weather permitting, bring your own lawn chair.
Subject: “Mostly Bees!, and some Butterflies too!”  How to attract and plant for bees to help with the declining bee population. Speaker: Kevin Young, expert local Beekeeper

Additional topics are being planned for July to October on herbs, companion planting, seed saving, extending your growing seasons, garden types to fit your needs, sustainable gardening practices, working with nature, and preserving.

For more information call the Cassville Branch Library at 417- 847-2121.

The Master Gardener Program is a popular and successful statewide volunteer community-service organization administered through University of Missouri Extension. The organization’s goal is to train gardeners who are willing to share their knowledge with others. Master Gardeners become volunteers of University of Missouri Extension and donate hours for community educational projects in horticulture. For more information, contact the nearest county extension office or go online to


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