Master Gardeners of the Ozarks continues to move forward in reaching out to the community. Following the recommendations of the Grant committee; The membership of the Master Gardeners approved and dispersed funds of $2700 to our community. These funds were used in scholarships at College of the Ozarks, Kimberling Area Library, Lampe Area project, Kimberling Area Senior Center, and educational grants in the Master Gardener Program.
The University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program provides "life-enhancing" skills to 259,960 participants state wide in 2008. This was done through educational workshops and seminars, gardening demonstrations and community gardening events. Master Gardeners go and speak to various groups and organizations and are ready to speak to your group on a variety of gardening subjects.
Four Thousand Six Hundred Hours... That's how many volunteer hours the Master Gardener's of the Ozarks worked at area projects in Stone and Taney County for 2008. 4,600 Hours .. That's a lot of work at Dewey Short Visitor Center.. the Children's garden at the Kimberling City Library. Helping home gardeners and food banks. Wildflower Rescue programs and Square Foot Gardens at Christian Associates. Four Thousand Six Hundred Hours .. IF you can spare 30 hours of your time a year.. You could be a Master Gardener. For more information Call Tim at the University of Missouri Extension office 417-357-6812.