For area residents interested in learning more about landscaping and gardening, a University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener course is being held in Versailles this spring. The course offers 30 hours of instruction in plant growth, flowers, woody ornamentals, turf, vegetables, fruits, soils, insects, disease prevention and landscaping. Classes are taught by University of Missouri state and regional specialists.


For area residents interested in learning more about landscaping and gardening, a University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener course is being held in Versailles this spring. The course offers 30 hours of instruction in plant growth, flowers, woody ornamentals, turf, vegetables, fruits, soils, insects, disease prevention and landscaping. Classes are taught by University of Missouri state and regional specialists.
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 educational activities that benefit the community, as well as individuals and their families. Master Gardeners develop their gardening and community potential as their efforts help others in the community.
Take the Course
What: Ten sessions
When: 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings for approximately three hours each, starting March 21
Where: Morgan County Extension Office Sims Meeting Room located on the 4th Floor of the Courthouse in Versailles.
Costs: Course fee is $100 per person or $180 per couple; optional reference manual is $45
Registration: The course is limited to 25 people, the pre-registration deadline is March 11. To register or for more information, contact the Morgan County Extension Center at (573) 378-5358.