New Master Gardener Classes

08/11/2011 16:36

Pineville – The University of Missouri Extension will hold Master Gardener classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 12 to October 26 at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Pineville from 1 to 4 pm.

According to John Hobbs, the mission of the Missouri Master Gardener program is “Helping Others Learn to Grow”. As part of the University Extension, master gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life and enhancing the economy and environment through horticultural education, applied research and the resources of the University of Missouri.

Master gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening. Hobbs said, adding that they are members of the local community who are interested in lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, gardens, and the environment and want to learn more.

The primary responsibility of the master gardener is to help find sound solutions to gardening and landscape problems and help answer questions about home horticulture.

Other opportunities include:
Gardening exhibits at home and garden shows and fairs.
Organize community gardening projects.
Assist in senior gardening projects.

Those interested in learning more about plants and gardening and taking the classes this spring are urged to become master gardeners. Deadline is August 18th to register.

For more information on the program, please contact John Hobbs at the McDonald County Extension Center, P.O. Box 336 or by calling at 417- 223-4775. or by email at