Hiring Horticulturist Specialist

Applications for our open Horticulturist Specialist position are now being accepted. The position will primarily serve the St. Charles County and
St. Louis County areas. A job description and option to apply online is available--enter the number 26742, which is the job ID number, in the
search box, then click on the job title. If you have trouble accessing the job description, call the extension center. Job description and online application

Garden and food preservation classes

University of Missouri Extension and St. Charles Community College have partnered to offer the following classes. Sep 10, Salsa and Tomatoes, learn to can them and Sep 17, Make the Garden last All Year, learn to dehydrate/freeze produce. Both classes will be taught by Emily Barbee, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist. Sep 12, Preserve Your Herbs; Sept 19, Seeds from Year-to-Year and Oct 3, Jewels of the Spring Garden--BULBS! will be taught by Master Gardeners. All classes will be held at the Community College. To register or for more information, call 636-922-8233 or visit the website.

Strength training for older adults

Man and woman lifting hand weightsStudies show that regular strength training helps build bone, preserve strength and prevent the loss of muscle mass and development of chronic diseases — and that it’s effective for women and men of all ages, whether they are 30 or 85. It is never too late for older adults to start strength training. MU Extension will offer Stay Strong, Stay Healthy September 10 through October 21, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Community College. More details (PDF flyer)

Caring for ash trees

Emeraled ash borer insect resting on a penny to show sizeThe Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was initially found in St. Charles County in 2014. Due to the potential spread and destruction from this pest, you should take steps to protect ash trees while they are relatively healthy. Once canopy dieback or thinning begins, the tree's vascular system is considerably damaged. Treatment at that point may stop additional damage, but it cannot reverse the existing damage. Resources to learn more about this pest and how to manage it: Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)Tree pests

You are important to Extension's future

If you have received help from  MU Extension of St. Charles County, please consider letting the County Executive or your county council member know about your experience. Our operation is funded by the county council. Your comments will verify the unique benefits from extension. Find your county council member

Support our funding — brick by brick

brick path through demonstration gardensBrick by brick we continue to extend the pathway that meanders through the on-site demonstration gardens. It has become a place for all to enjoy the peacefulness and awe-inspiring beauty of nature. A brick with your name or the name of someone to remember extends the path one brick at a time. Your generosity will support the funding of all programs at MU Extension in St. Charles County. Together we can make a difference. Brick order form (PDF) | Online ordering.

“Friends of mine and I visited this wonderful place today. We had a picnic lunch on the property. Surrounded by gorgeous flowers and plants. Will definitely return for a leisure, peaceful visit.” – Facebook post by garden visitor

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