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In-Person Master Gardener Program to be Held in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.- For individuals interested in becoming a University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener, an in-person course will be held on Thursdays, February 29 through May 16, from 9:30-12:30, at the Kirksville Aquatic Center meeting room. Most classes will have a garden tour or hands-on learning opportunities. You can find registration information at


The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Extension Program is “helping others learn to grow.” The Master Gardener program provides in-depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities learn about gardening and environmental education.


After the course, individuals will be encouraged to join a local chapter, and complete 30 volunteer hours of service and 6 continuing education hours within the first year to become a certified Master Gardener. Local chapters have monthly meetings, social activities, garden tours, service projects, and much more. Chapters organize projects monthly so members can get their volunteer service hours.


There is a fee for the course. For more information contact Jennifer Schutter, MU Extension Field Specialist in Horticulture at or 660-665-9866.

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