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Master Gardeners Award Scholarship

$1000 Scholarship Awarded to College of the Ozarks Junior

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks (MGO) awarded a $1000 scholarship to Kyle Kapella, a junior at College of the Ozarks. Kapella is seeking a biology degree at College of the Ozarks and is a 2016 graduate of Hollister High School. Cindy Heider, Chair of the MGO Scholarship Committee, described Kyle as a “perfect candidate for the Master Gardeners’ scholarship. He is an outstanding young man with excellent academic credentials and a commitment to nurturing plant and animal life.” Kyle Kapella is the son of John and Karin Kapella of Hollister who attended the award ceremony.

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The scholarship funds can be used for any educational purpose (tuition, fees, books, housing, etc.) and Kapella noted that with his work at College of the Ozarks, his summer work at the US Army Corps of Engineers (Dewey Short Administrative offices) and the MGO scholarship funding, he will be able to cover the costs of his education for 2018-2019.

Heider explained that the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks started a new scholarship process for 2018 which focuses on high school and/or college students from Stone or Taney counties who are interested in pursuing degrees in horticulture/agriculture related fields such as agriculture, biology, horticulture, environmental science, conservation/wildlife management, entomology or landscape/design management. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000 per semester and can be used at any accredited Missouri institution of higher education such as colleges, universities and community colleges. Applicants can pursue baccalaureate, associate or certificate programs.

The MGO scholarship is designed to support the financial needs of Stone and Taney County students seeking degree or certificate programs in horticulture/agriculture related fields. It is not a need-based scholarship so no verification of financial need is required. Students must simply have a permanent address in Stone or Taney county and seek further education in a horticulture or agriculture related field. The new process is entirely online so potential applicants are encouraged to review the requirements online at https://www.mgozarks.com/scholarship

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks raise funds to provide this scholarship through annual spring and fall workshops held in Branson and Kimberling City as well as an annual plant sale held in Forsyth. The Master Gardeners operate under the auspices of the University of Missouri Extension Council with offices in Galena and Forsyth, Missouri.

The Master Gardeners are seeking scholarship applications for the spring 2019 semester. Applicants who are permanent residents of Stone or Taney counties and seeking a spring scholarship award (2019) must submit an application by October 15, 2018. For the MGO scholarship application and instructions, go to https://www.mgozarks.com/scholarship. For questions or further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2018 Stone County Library Garden Series

Garden Programs at the Stone County Library in Crane

Let's Get Growing

The Stone County Library at 201 Main Street in Crane will offer "Let's Get Growing" - a series of informative sessions taught by gardening experts - from March through September. All sessions are in the community room at Stone County Library in Crane 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.

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For more information, contact Julie Steele at the Stone County Library in Crane at 417-723-8261.

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Springtime in the Garden

Springtime in the Garden - Saturday, April 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

TANEY COUNTY MU EXTENSION OFFICE - 122 FELKINS AVE., FORSYTH, MO.

Plan on a fun day in our garden setting. If you choose, pack a lunch and spend the day. There will be lots of activities, information and handouts available.

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Spring Gardening Workshop in Branson March 3

Spring Workshop Attendance is usually at full capacity

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be hosting their fifteenth annual Spring Gardening Workshop designed for homeowners looking for tips to improve their landscapes and gardening skills.

The workshop will be held with registration, vendor booths and a continental breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m. and the program ending at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the Faith Lutheran Church, located at 221 Malone Street in Branson, Mo.

“This program will feature qualified and informative speakers who will discuss the topics of developing the right size garden, composting tips, successfully growing microgreens and amazing plants for gardens.   This year we will also feature a speaker who will discuss yoga and gardening.” said Tim Schnakenberg, regional agronomy specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

“This program has grown in popularity and has become a Branson tradition for gardeners throughout the region,” according to Maggie Ann Shanks, master gardener who chairs the program. “Over 200 people attended last year’s event. Several vendors will be on site and will be set up to offer plants and horticulture-related merchandise to the public.”

A registration fee will be charged to cover the cost of the workshop and lunch. Contact the Stone County University of Missouri Extension Center at (417) 357-6812 for more information and to pre-register. Seating is limited so pre-register soon.

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Advanced Registration for this event is now closed. You may be able to make a last minute reservation by calling (417) 357-6812.

2018 Gardening Programs at Kimberling Area Library Announced

Garden Programs at the Kimberling Area Library

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks have announced their annual Gardening Program schedule at the Kimberling Area Library for 2018.

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 third Wednesday of each month, from April 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.

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Gardening Programs at KAL

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Programs at the Kimberling Area Library

March - September
3rd Wednesday of the month
10 AM in the Community Room

Our program resumes March 20th, 2019
Budget Wise Gardening presented by Alice Troyke

Stay Tuned for the new program schedule in early 2019

Springtime in the Garden

Springtime in the Garden

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Springtime in the Garden

PLANT SALE AND MORE!
Taney County Extension Office
122 Felkins Ave
Forsyth, MO

Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Plant Sale, Arbor Day & Educational Activities

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!