Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners are trained individuals who enjoy learning and sharing their expertise with others. Our gardening backgrounds range 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.

Call 573-369-2394 for information about the next class session

Meeting dates and speaker schedule

The Lake Area Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted). The meeting location varies so please check newsletters for date, time and location to verify meetings. Note: We do not cancel meeting due to weather. Please use your own judgment in determining whether to attend.

Lake Area Master Garden information and Missouri Master Gardener State form

Advanced Training
Lake Area Master Gardeners Club By-Laws (PDF)Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)
Standing Rules (PDF)
Missouri Master Gardener Service Hours online reporting system
Master Gardener State Forms

Lake Area Master Gardener Newsletter

September 2019 (PDF)

August 2019 (PDF)

July 2019 (PDF)

June 2019 (PDF)

May 2019 (PDF)

April 2019 (PDF)

March 2019 (PDF)

Dec/Jan 2019 (PDF)

November 2018 (PDF)

Oct/Nov 2018 (PDF)

September 2018 (PDF)

August 2018 (PDF)

July 2018(PDF)

June 2018 (PDF)

May 2018 (PDF)

June 2017 (PDF)                                                                       

May 2017(PDF)
March/April 2017(PDF)
February 2017 (PDF)
January 2017(PDF)

September 2016 (PDF)
August 2016 (PDF)
July 2016 (PDF)
June 2016 (PDF)

Lake Area Master Gardener Meeting Minutes

April 2017(PDF)

Other gardening newsletters

Garden Talk Newsletter — A monthly newsletter from the Adair County Extension Center

Heartland Horticulture Newsletter — A quarterly newsletter full of news for the Missouri Master Gardener

Missourians for Monarchs, Naturalist and Gardeners, Mid-Missouri Region

A website has been created for anyone interested, and particularly members of Mid-Missouri Master Naturalist Chapters, members of Master Gardener Clubs and Federated Garden Clubs, that provides a quick resource of information regarding how to establish and maintain a pollinator garden.

Monarch Butterfly population has decreased 90 percent since 1997. There are many reasons for this, but many are man-made. Pesticide use, herbicide use and mowing during Monarch migration are just a few of the causes. Various organizations are working on stopping these harmful activities. Meanwhile, what can you do to help protect existing and to establish new pollinator habitat to increase the number of pollinator insects which are so important for pollinating our food supply. The goal of Missourians for Monarch is to establish new pollinator habitat in Central Missouri as part of the Missourians for Monarchs overall plan. For more information