Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers with gardening backgrounds ranging from hobbyist to professional, from beginner to experienced, from young adult to senior citizen. The common bond is a love of gardening, learning and sharing. After training, Master Gardeners serve as a resource with University of Missouri Extension to give county residents research-based answers to their gardening questions. The primary purpose of a Master Gardener is to volunteer, but members rate camaraderie and learning opportunities as important reasons for participating.

Master Gardener training

The first step to becoming a Master Gardener is Master Gardener training. Two online Master Gardener training courses are offered each year.  Visit the online Master Gardener Training website to learn more about online Master Gardener training.

Master Gardener meetings

The Audrain County Master Gardener chapter typically meets the first Wednesday of the month. Contact the Audrain County Extension Office at 573-581-3231 about the time and location of the next meeting.

Mexico Community Garden

Audrain County Master Gardener volunteers are working with the Mexico Community Garden project. The Mexico Community Gardens are located at the Help Center at 409 Fairground Street in Mexico. For more information, and to sign up for a garden plot, see the 2018 Mexico Community Garden Application and the 2018 Mexico Community Garden Guidelines.

Master Gardener Facebook Group

Check out the Audrain County MO Master Gardeners Facebook group!

Project Forms

Project form - use this form to propose a new project at an Audrain Master Gardener meeting.

Check request form - use this form to request a check to pay for expenses associated with a project approved by the Audrain Master Gardener chapter.

Resources and links

Audrain Master Gardeners and the Audrain Extension Council work together to offer educational programs and volunteer opportunities as outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding effective January 31, 2017.

University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener website contains information, resources, and online reporting for Missouri Master Gardeners.

Missouri Master Gardener Association website provides information and resources for Missouri Master Gardeners.

Missouri Master Gardener Manual is the complete training manual for Missouri Master Gardeners.