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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks

Extension Volunteers serving Stone and Taney Counties

Covid-19 Restrictions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current restrictions issued by the Governor and University of Missouri because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our events, series and other assemblies have been suspended or postponed until further notice. Call the Extension Office for more information and stay tuned to our website for news of a return to normal scheduling and operations.

Tim is the Agronomy Specialist/County Program Director
Stone County Extension Center, University of Missouri Extension

Tim Schnakenberg - Stone County Extension Agent"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 86 active Master Gardeners in the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks group. Of these there are 52 who reside in Stone County, 29 residing in Taney County, one in Christian County and four who live in Barry County.

Master Gardener Total Impact:

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks had a very eventful year in 2009. A total of 4,414 hours were reported in 2009 by sixty-eight Master Gardeners who served the entire year and reported. They reported making 5,525 contacts with persons in the community in 2009. The first-year Master Gardeners are required to provide 30 hours of service and seasoned Master Gardeners are only required to provide 20 hours. This year the Master Gardeners each averaged 65 hours of service. According to the latest figures from the Independent Sector organization, the hourly wage for Missouri volunteer hours currently is $17.76. If you put a value on the education and service hours provided to the community, the value totals over $78,000 worth of volunteer time!

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

This series is currently suspended until further notice.

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Gardening Programs at Stone County Library

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Programs at the Stone County Library

March - September
Last Thursday of each month
4 PM in the Community Room

This series is currently suspended until further notice.

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Annual Garden Tour

Garden Tour at Bonniebrook

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Tour at Bonniebrook

This event is currently postponed until further notice.

"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

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

This event has been CANCELLED. Refunds will be issued. For details:

GARDEN TOUR CANCELLED