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Master Gardener training to be offered at Farmington Public Library

The 30-hour Master Gardener Extension Program is being offered from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting Aug. 23 and continuing through Nov. 1 at the Farmington Public Library. The registration deadline is Aug. 21.

The Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is being offered again this year.

To become trained as a Master Gardener, an individual must attend a 30-hour classroom Core Course training. The Master Gardener trainee is then required to give 30 hours of volunteer service back to their community in approved University of Missouri Extension activities. The training is open to those who are 16 years of age or older.

The core course training will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays for 11 weeks starting Aug. 23 and continuing through Nov 1. The classes will be held in the Farmington Public Library meeting room. The cost of the class is $200, which includes the Master Gardener Core Manual, state fees, refreshments, and speaker fees.

The program will cover the subjects of plant anatomy, soils and fertility, ornamentals, fruits and brambles, vegetable gardening, lawn care, insects, landscaping, plant propagation and plant disease. To register by mail or in person by the Aug. 21 deadline, make out the check to MU Extension and mail to 1300 Progress Pkwy, Suite B, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 with your contact information. To register online, go to

For more information, contact Katie Kammler at 573-883-3548 or

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, fair booths and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.

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