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Master Gardener Training - 2014

Master Gardener Classes Now Forming

Master Gardener classes are usually offered in Taney and Christian Counties in Autumn of each year. Registrations are being accepted for the 2014 core training class. Please contact our office at 417-357-6812 or print the registration brochure. Also be sure and check the schedule and subjects offered in the core training. The class size is limited so register early. The first scheduled class is October 16th.

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We are having a no obligation informational meeting / orientation on the classes and what master gardeners do at 1:30, Monday, Sept. 29 at OTC Table Rock Campus at Hollister. Call us for more information.

Pass-Along-Plant Workshop

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be presenting a program called “Pass Along Plants”, on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the native plant and herb demonstration garden located behind the Taney County University of Missouri Extension office.  The office is located at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth and is the first house on the right just past the Taney County Judicial center.  Pass along plants travel from one gardener to another.  Each holds a story of where it came from and the loving hands that grew it.

The Master Gardeners will be discussing the basics of dividing plants, propagation, and saving seeds to share with family members, friends and neighbors along with some of the history and traditions.

If you are a new gardener and looking to get started, Master Gardeners will be bringing in plant and many will be available from the Demonstration Garden to share.  We invite you to bring in a few of your favorite plants or seeds to share in a pass along tradition.

Come and join the Master Gardeners as they explore the traditions of “Pass Along Plants”.   “The best part of pass alongs is that you can’t give or receive a piece of a plant without giving or receiving a piece of gardening advice” said Marva Ramsey, Master Gardener of the Ozarks member.

For more information call the Taney County Extension Center 417-546-4431

MG Ozarks Impact in 2014

Editor's Note: The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks have produced far reaching effects on their environment and the public in 2014. This content is re-published from the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Annual Report for 2014, produced and written by our mentor and advisor, Tim Schnakenberg with Missouri Extension. You can download the PDF version of this report here:

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Gardening has become an important activity of many Southwest Missourians. Gardening is an excellent way to beautify our landscape and provide a healthy activity for the homeowner. It also is a huge industry in our region and impacts water quality. To help address the general horticulture and gardening needs of the public, a thriving Master Gardener program is present in Stone and Taney Counties. Master Gardeners are University of Missouri trained volunteers who assist with organized horticulture education programs for the gardening public. As of December 31, there were 110 Master Gardeners in the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks chapter. Of these there are 63 who reside in Stone County, 40 residing in Taney County, three in Barry County, two in Christian County and two who reside in Boone County, Arkansas.

Read more: MG Ozarks Impact in 2014

Emeritus Awards Presented

A special, Master Gardener Emeritus Award Presentation was the cornerstone of today's Master Gardeners of the Ozarks monthly meeting, held at the Table Rock Dam's Dewey Short Visitor's Center. These are ten-year members who graduated in the 2005 Master Gardener class in Reeds Spring and have records of activity since.   Administrative records show that these members include Fran Filip, Julie Jacob, Kathryn Kufahl, June Legleiter, Rosanne McEvoy, Vickie Mitchell, Barbara Schoenholtz and DeVere Olmstead. Of the 8 awards granted for 10 years' continuous volunteer service, 6 recipients were in attendance to receive them.

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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