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2010 Graduation Class

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Front Row - L to R :  Rita Hlasney, Marva Ramsey; Phyllis Gavillet, Colleen Walpert, Carolyn Crawford.
Back Row – L to R : Joy Crellin, Leroy Adams, Cathy Meyer, Mary Raymond, Marty Bennett, Ann Waterman, Larisa Houck, Dennis Goodnight
(Not pictured included: Barbara Horn, Betty Kiley, Barbara Orle, Tena Roberts, Alicia Rohrer)
Alicia Rohrer and Carolyn Crawford attended the Christian County training class but will participate in the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks. We had 16 in the Branson class.

Another Scholarship Awarded


The third time's the charm, at least for a College of the Ozarks Horticulture student.

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks presented another $1,000 Scholarship, this time to College of the Ozarks Junior Joshua Pulliam. This is the third scholarship awarded since the program's inception.

Read more: Another Scholarship Awarded

2011 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 2011. 

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 August. All sessions are in the community room at Kimberling Area Library and are free and open to everyone as part of community education sponsored by the library and Master Gardeners.

Each Session is on the second Wednesday at 10:30 AM - Community Room - Kimberling Area Library

Date Subject Presenter
March 9 Heirloom Tomatoes MG Rita Williams
April 13 Perennials for Shade MG Kathryn Kufahl
May 11 Deer Resistant Gardens MG Kathryn Kufahl
June 8 Flower Arrangements from the Garden MG Kathryn Kufahl
July 13  Growing the Best Homegrown Vegetables MG Joe Wolven
Aug 10 Composting: Using Nature's Bounty MG Alice Troyke

Master Gardener Carol Gerhart Receives Award from Army Corps of Engineers

carol-gerhardt-award-420 Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Executive Committee Members stand with Carol Gerhart and Army Corps of Engineers Representative, Jim Sandberg.
(Left to Right) Bill Greet, Treasurer; Elaine Fischer, Secretary; Kathryn Kufahl, President; Carol Gerhart, Award Recipient; Jim Sandberg, Operations Project Manager for Table Rock Lake; Sharon Burgess, Vice-President

Master Gardener of the Ozarks Carol Gerhart could not conceal her shock when she was surprised by two awards at the monthly meeting of the Stone and Taney County Master Gardener group on Monday, February 14th.

The first award was presented by Jim Sandberg, operations project manager at the Army Corps of Engineers' Table Rock Lake and recognizes Carol's achievements over an 8 year span as chairperson of the Dewey Short Visitors Center Committee of the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks. She and her committee are responsible for the design, planting and maintenance of several flower beds and landscape features at the Visitors Center. "I can't tell you how many times people have mentioned the beauty and aesthetic quality of the landscaping around the Visitors Center," Sandberg noted as he presented the award. "There is no way we could've done this without Carol and the Master Gardeners."

Ms. Gerhart was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, in recognition of her many years and tireless efforts as a volunteer for the University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener program.

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks is based in the Stone and Taney County area with close to 100 active residents who participate. Master Gardeners are trained by the University of Missouri Extension as gardening and horticulture outreach specialist and pay back their education by volunteering their communities. The volunteer aspect of the program is the heart of the community outreach effort.

Grant Guidelines for 2012 Mini-Grants

Once again, the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks have voted to establish the Grant Committee in order to award mini-grants totalling $3000 to special projects designed and managed by its members. A unanimous vote at the regular master gardener meeting on November 14th created the committee which has the sole purpose of awarding the funds to qualifying projects. To read the full story and guidelines for submission, click the link below.

Read more: Grant Guidelines for 2012 Mini-Grants

Spring Gardening Workshop

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

The Annual Spring Workshop

March 7, 2020
Faith Lutheran Church
Branson, MO

Stay Tuned for Details!


Annual Garden Tour

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Tour at Bonniebrook

Enjoy mulitple gardens at one location.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Springtime in the Garden

Springtime in the Garden

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Springtime in the Garden

Taney County Extension Office
122 Felkins Ave
Forsyth, MO

Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Plant Sale, Arbor Day & Educational Activities