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Another Successful Spring Gardening Workshop

An estimated 240 gardening enthusiasts turned out for the 2016 Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Spring Gardening Workshop, hosted in Branson at the Faith Lutheran Church.

Attendees were treated to interesting and informative presentations by entomologist, photographer and Taney County Master Gardener, Tom Riley; Garden Adventures Nursery owner and plant breeder, Dow Whiting; Tim Reinbott, Director of Field Operations for the University of Missouri Ag Experiment Stations in Columbia; Tamara Walkingstick, Associate Professor, Extension Forestry & Associate Director, Arkansas Forest Resources Center, Little Rock; and Tom Lakowske, Master Gardener and creator of Alta Birdsong, a private garden sanctuary in Springfield, MO. See below for PDFs of their presentations and hand-outs. Very soon, videos of the presentations will be available on the MG Ozarks YouTube Channel. (Stay tuned.)

The workshop also featured displays by several of our area's premier, gardening-related businesses including Cedar Creek Gardens, The Flower Farm, Hilltop Farm and Robbies Baskets.

Lunch was catered by T&K Catering of Cedar Creek, Missouri.

Editor's Note:

Below are the hand-outs of the presentations in PDF form. Although we've tried to reduce the file size of these (mostly) PowerPoint presentations, they might still take a while to load into a new page in your browser depending upon your internet connection speed.

pdfThings that bite and sting in the garden.pdf2.68 MB - Tom Riley

pdfWhats New in the Nursery.pdf824 KB - Dow Whiting

pdfTips and Tricks for Vegetable Gardening.pdf1.8 MB - Tim Reinbott

pdfWild Edibles.pdf (includes recipes)287.89 KB  - Tamara Walkingstick

pdfCreating a garden sanctuary.pdf2.35 MB - Tom Lakowske

2016 College of the Ozarks Scholarship Awarded

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks present 2016 College of the Ozarks Scholarship Award

About 15 members of the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks were present for the annual awarding of their Scholarship for a College of the Ozarks horticulture student.  Members were introduced to Josh Franks, the new C of O liaison to the Master Gardener group and Scholarship Committee members presented the $1000.00 scholarship to Chloe Hunter.  She is a junior in horticulture and would like to go into greenhouse management.  In the picture l to r, are Josh Franks (C of O Landscape Director and MG Ozarks Liaison), Danny Manis (MG of the Ozarks President), Chloe Hunter (C of O student and scholarship recipient), Elaine Fisher (MG of the Ozarks Scholarship Chairman), Charlie Bowden (MG of the Ozarks Scholarship Committee Member).

The MG Ozarks Annual Scholarship Award Program has been in existence for several years now and has benifitted a number of College of the Ozarks horticultural students with financial assistance.

Spring Gardening Workshop

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Spring Garden Workshop

March 5th, Faith Lutheran Church in Branson, MO

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks 2016 Spring Garden Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the Faith Lutheran Church, 221 Malone St, Branson, MO 65616.

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2016 Gardening Programs at Kimberling Area Library Announced

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks have announced their annual Gardening Program schedule at the Kimberling Area Library for 2016. 

Each year, the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks presents the FREE Programs in cooperation with the Kimberling Area Library Association. This year, each session will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, from March through September. All sessions are in the community room at Kimberling Area Library and are free and open to everyone as part of community education sponsored jointly by the library and Master Gardeners of the Ozarks - volunteers with the University of Missouri Extension.

Read more: 2016 Gardening Programs at Kimberling Area Library Announced

Annual Garden Tour

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2016 Annual Garden Tour

Gardening in the Ozarks: Branson & Hollister Style!

Through Hill and Valley - Flowers and Vegetables

Mark your calendars for Friday, June 17th

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2015 Committees

The 2015 list of Committees and Projects is now available for download. This list contains every standing committee and project as well as chairperson name and phone number and committee members.

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