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Master Gardener program offered in Park Hills

The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.”

The Master Gardener program provides in depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities to learn about gardening and environmental education. The Master Gardener program throughout Missouri promotes and raises public awareness of the University of Missouri Extension as a source of unbiased, research based gardening information.

Through activities such as Extension newsletter articles, workshops, speaker’s bureaus, garden show booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.

To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30 hour classroom Core Course training. Then the Master Gardener trainee is required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities.

The core course training will be held on Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting August 14 to October 23, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The classes will be held at North College Center, Mineral Area College in Park Hills.  Registration deadline is August 9.  The program will cover the subjects of plant anatomy, soils and fertility, annuals and perennials, fruits and brambles, vegetable gardening, lawn care, insects, landscaping, propagation and plant disease.  For more information or to register, contact Katie Kammler at 573-883-3548 or

The University of Missouri Extension is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.

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