Monday, August 11, 2014

Register Before Aug. 21 for Master Gardener Classes in Lamar and Greenfield

Contact: Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist
Headquartered at Barton County Extension Center
Tel: (417) 682-3579

LAMAR, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s Master Gardener program is an intensive 10-week horticulture course.

Master Gardener classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug. 26 to Sept. 25 with classes in Lamar going from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and classes in Greenfield going from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Course topics for the Master Gardener training include plant development, soils/composting, flower and vegetable gardening, fruit production/ pruning, landscape tree selection/pruning, plant diseases, insects, turf and landscaping.

Individuals who complete 30 hours of training qualify to become an intern. Certified Master Gardeners must complete 30 additional hours of volunteer service in horticulture education.

The training costs $135 per person and $225 per couple (if one set of materials is used).

Registration is due by Aug. 21.  Call Barton County Extension (417) 682-3579 or Dade County Extension (417) 637-2112 to register.


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