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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

Master Gardener Training for Fall 2012

Master Gardener training has been announced for the fall of 2012.

The $135 course fee covers ten classes periods, a notebook and travel costs for class instructors. A class is planned for Forsyth and Ozark beginning in early October, 2012, for two days per week for five weeks. Contact Tim Schnakenberg to be placed on a notification list for the next class. An orientation will be offered to learn more.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call the Stone County Extension Office at 417-357-6812. You can also download the brochure below.

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Master Gardener Training for 2012

Master Gardener Kathryn Kufahl gives a demonstration at a Workshop Registration for the 2012 Master Gardener Training Classes in Taney County is now open and schedules have been announced. Classes will be held October 2nd through November 15 with a special Orientation Class to be held on September 25th, 2012.

There will be one location: Forsyth- afternoon sessions. Click below for the informational brochure and registration form. You can also download the training schedule.

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Read more: Master Gardener Training for 2012

New Master Gardener Training Update

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, We have about 20 people who have committed to the training in Forsyth this year! Unfortunately the Ozark class did not make due to low turnout this year so there will not be a class offered there in the evening.

I wanted to invite you to attend any of the classes at no charge if you would like a refresher. There is a download link below for the schedule we will follow. This year I am offering the training core manual to the training participants which provides the basis and text for each of the presentations we will offer. If you also would like a copy of it, the cost is $30.

Here are directions to the church in Forsyth where we are meeting. Take State Highway 160 to the four-way stop in Forsyth. Turn onto David Rd. and go past the Taney County Courthouse. At the next stop sign, make a right onto Main St. and go one half block to the Community Presbyterian Church on the left. It sits directly across the street from the Judicial Center. Park in the back or on the east side and enter the downstairs door.

Tim Schnakenberg
Regional Agronomy Specialist
University of Missouri Extension; Stone County Extension Center

icon 2012 Master Gardener Training Schedule (141.08 kB)

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

Details and Registration


Gardening Programs at KAL

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Programs at the Kimberling Area Library

March - September
Select Wednesdays
10 AM in the Community Room

New program schedule for 2020 now available!


Annual Garden Tour

Garden Tour at Bonniebrook

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Tour at Bonniebrook

"Bohemian Garden Rhapsody Tour" will be held at the Rose O’Neill’s historic homestead on Saturday, June 13th from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Learn from the Master Gardeners at a variety of gardens and horticultural Education Stations highlighting Bonniebrook’s beautiful gardens.   Enjoy refreshments, music and a variety of artisans, then tour the Rose O'Neill historic home and fine art gallery located at 485 Rose O'Neill Road, Walnut Shade, MO 65771.

Garden Tour tickets:   $20 Advanced Registration;  $25 day of event.

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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