MOMGA Statewide Events

Friends of the Garden Event Calendar

  • Garden Story Time

    Pre-schoolers and family are invited to listen to a garden-themed story followed by a fun craft

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  • Garden Story Time

    Pre-schoolers and family are invited to listen to a garden-themed story followed by a fun craft

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  • Garden Walk and Talk

    Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

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  • Gray/Campbell Farmstead Open House

    Visit with volunteer docents to look inside historic buildings and learn more about life in the

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  • Gigs in the Garden

    About Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and social distance to listen to live, local music in

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  • Gray/Campbell Farmstead Open House

    Visit with volunteer docents to look inside historic buildings and learn more about life in the

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  • Gigs in the Garden

    About Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and social distance to listen to live, local music in

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  • Homeschool Horticulture Series

    School-age kids are invited to a variety of classes about nature. Second Thursday of the month.

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  • Houseplant How-To

    Houseplants are more popular than ever. Learn how to care for their individual needs so they

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  • Garden Story Time

    Pre-schoolers and family are invited to listen to a garden-themed story followed by a fun craft

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks

Extension Volunteers serving Stone and Taney Counties

Covid-19 Restrictions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the lastest surge in cases from the Delta variant, conditions and policies at our public events are subject to change, as we try to follow the latest recommendations and/or restrictions published by the University of Missouri Extension, the State of Missouri and any local directives. Call the Extension Office for more information if you have any questions about current policies in force.

KAL Children's Garden

kimberling city library childrens garden 006The Mission of the KAL Garden is to provide a garden environment in which plant based and reading activities generate interest and appreciation of reading and horticulture that lead to a lifelong pursuit of these beneficial activities.

The KAL Children's Garden was started in 2008 based on an idea of MG Alice Troyke and as a two year college project for MG Julie Jacob. Julie designed the garden and created the text for the interactive signs as part of her Horticultural Therapist training at Colorado State University.

The garden is anchored by a large bed in the shape of a butterfly filled with beautiful annuals and perennials. The body of the butterfly contains the ABC garden. There is a plant for each letter of the alphabet. Also, within the Children's Garden can be found the Arbor Garden, the Rock & Roll Garden and the Rest & Read Shade Garden. These gardens are maintained by Master Gardener voluneers as an educational resource for the community and especially children. They are used to educate the children as part of the KAL Story Hour. The garden is also maintained as a demonstration area in conjunction with the series of gardening classes offered by Master Gardeners at the Kimberling Area Library.

The garden has flourished because of the dedicated Master Gardeners who work on this project in all types of weather. During the growing season you will find them out there the first and third Wednesday mornings of the month. We are always looking for Master Gardeners to help us out with this fun project. Please contact this year's project leader, Joanne Anderson, if you would like to help with this wonderful project.

Story Hour at the Children's Garden

Alice Troyke

Story Hour at the Kimberling Area Library is special for those who get to attend

First Photo: Master Gardener Alice Troyke volunteers her Saturday morning at the Kimberling Area Library to read to kids. The kids got to hear a story about 5 mice and then went outside to play in the Children's Garden. These Daffodils were planted by kids two years ago. Cookies, Flowers, playing on the slide, and reading books at the Kimberling Area Library: A great Saturday for all.

children in the garden Second Photo: Brenda Viveiros, aunt, with Xande Powell, Americus Powell, Barbara Weaver, mom, with Elena Weaver, Sophia Weaver, Bitsy Blanchard, mom, with Ethan & Landon Blanchard

Children's Garden

Kimberling Area Library Children's GardenMaster Gardeners of the Ozarks have been working hard on a Community Enhancement Project  with the Kimberling Area Library Association.

The concept is an interactive garden with a playground. Playground equippement was donated and installed by the Rotary Club and the American Legion post both of Kimberling City. Master Gardener Julie Jacob submitted and got approved a variety of gardens. A large butterfly in the middle of the garden is made of whimsical flowers. The gardens are made possible through private funds.  Master Gardeners Julie Jacob and Kathryn Kufahl says volunteers are greeted with ooohs and aaahs from kids learning in the ABC garden.childrensgarden

Library hours are Mon-Wed-Friday 10am to 4pm
Tuesday-Thursday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 12 noon
For more information or for possible interviews, please contact:
Master Gardeners of the Ozarks are affiliated with the University of Missouri Extension Service - Tim Schnakenberg - 417-357-6812 or email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gardening Programs at KAL

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Programs at the Kimberling Area Library

April - September
Select Wednesdays
10 AM in the Community Room

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