Meeting Highlights

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents 14th Annual Fall Garden Workshop

The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will host their14th Annual Fall Garden Workshop on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 71 Kimberling Boulevard, Kimberling City MO. Doors will open at 8:30 with a continental breakfast and vendor booths available.

Topics this year will be Hostas and Other Perennial Companion Plants for Shade by Oscar Cross, Hilltop Gardens, Ash Grove, MO; Eat Smart from the Garden by Angie Langston, MU Extension Nutrition Program Associate in Galena and Barb Beck, MU Extension Nutrition Program Associate in Forsyth; Autumn Gardening by Doyle Ferguson, Aurora Greenhouse Floral and Gifts, Aurora, MO; and Native Trees and Shrubs for your Landscape by Cindy Garner, Urban Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation, Springfield MO. .

Advance registration is recommended. Space is limited so register early. The workshop includes lunch by Lilliee's Catering of Nixa. Contact the Stone County Extension Center for special diatery needs. Vendors will be available with gardening supplies and plants. Cost per person for all sessions and lunch is $20.  You may register online at or by mailing a check to Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, PO Box 345, Galena MO 65656. Please include all names and addresses for each person you are registering for. This event will be held rain or shine. Contact the Stone County Extension Center for more information 417-357-6812. Registration deadline is September 25.


Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will host the 2018 Missouri Master Gardener State Conference on September 28, 29, & 30, 2018.  This conference will be held at the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center, Branson Missouri. More information will be posted when available.

Crane Public Library Garden Programs

Crane Public Library is hosting "Let's Get Growing", a series of gardening classes being taught by Master Gardeners fo the Ozarks. Sessions are as follows:

  • April 13, 4 p.m.              Seed Starting by Bill Greet, Lamp
  • May 18, 4 p.m.               Perennials for Springtime Color, by Kathryn Kufahl, Reeds Spring
  • June 15, 4 p.m.              To Be Announced
  • July 20, 4 p.m.               Growing Microgreens for Salads, by Norma Ross, Branson
  • August 17, 4 p.m.           Butterfly Gardening, by Tom Riley, Forsyth
  • September 21, 4 p.m.    Bringing in Flowers for the Fall, by Alice Troyke, Kimberling City

The Library is located at 201 Main Street, Crane MO. Please call the Stone County Library, Crane Branch 417-723-8261 for more information.

Kimberling Area Library Garden Programs

Kimberling Area Library gardening classes presented by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be held on Wednesdy's at 10:00 AM.              Class schedule is:

  • April 12       Summer Bulbs to Plant Now by MG Kathryn Kufahl
  • May 10       Plants to Attract Hummingsbirds by MG Kathryn Kufahl
  • June 14      Insect Pests in the Garden by MG Tom Riley
  • July 12       Pruning: From Basic to Espalier by MG Aaron Lynn-Vogel
  • August 9    Bringing the Garden in for Fall by MG Alice Troyke
  • September 13     The Keyhole Garden by MG Marva Ramsey