Registration has opened for the fall 2010 University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Course to be held in the Lake of the Ozarks Area.


Registration has opened for the fall 2010 University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Course to be held in the Lake of the Ozarks Area. 
You will receive 30 hours of instruction in soils, composting, insects, disease prevention, plant growth, flowers, woody ornamentals, turf, vegetables, fruits, native plants, herbs, and landscaping.  Classes are taught by University of Missouri state and regional specialists and Master Gardeners themselves.
Master Gardeners are asked to volunteer 30 hours of community gardening or horticultural expertise to assist the University in carrying out the mission of "Improving the Quality of Life of Missourians."  In return, the course is offered for a minimal fee. 
The course begins Aug. 17. Most classes will be held at Central Bank of the Lake of the Ozarks across from Stone Crest Mall.  The location of the first class will be in Tuscumbia at the Extension Center in the Old Courthouse Annex building.  Ten sessions are scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday evenings and will last approximately three hours each.
Space is limited so do not delay. 
For more information and registration materials contact Ted Fry or Margie Howser at the Miller County University of Missouri Extension Center, PO Box 20, Courthouse Annex Building, Tuscumbia, MO 65082.  You may e-mail fryt@missouri.edu  or howserms@missouri.edu or phone (573) 369-2394. 
More information about the Missouri Master Gardener Program can be found on the web at http://mg.missouri.edu/