Master Gardener course offered in Versailles

— A University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Course is being held in Versailles starting March 13. You will receive 30 hours of instruction in plant growth, flowers, woody ornamentals, turf, vegetables, fruits, soils, insects, disease prevention, and landscaping. Training is taught by MU Extension Specialists and other qualified professionals.

The Master Gardener Volunteer program is an opportunity for adults of all ages interested in lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetable gardens and like activities to learn and to share that knowledge with others. Each person entering the program agrees to a time commitment to the Master Gardener Program. Master Gardeners use their education by volunteering in their community at least 30 hours of approved activities the first year and 20 hours each year following to maintain the Master Gardener status. As representative of the University of Missouri Extension, volunteers may engage in a variety of interesting education activities that benefit the community; as well as individuals and their families. Master Gardener’s develop their gardening and community potential as their efforts help others in the community.

The Course will be held at the Morgan County Extension Office Sims Meeting Room located on the 4th Floor of the Courthouse, Versailles. Ten sessions are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., Thursday evenings and will last approximately three hours each. Course is limited to 25 people and a fee does apply. Pre-registration deadline is March 6. To register for the Course or for more information contact – Morgan County Extension Center at (573) 378-5358. Information about the Missouri Master Gardener Program can be found on the web at http://mg.missouri.edu.

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