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David Burton
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Springfield, MO 65807

December 21, 2018

Calling all Gardening Enthusiasts: Master Gardener
Core Training Begins in Barry County January 8

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Calling anyone passionate about plants and plant growth.

Reagan Bluel, county engagement specialist in agriculture and environment in Barry County for University of Missouri Extension, is proud to announce the offering of another Master Gardening core curriculum training session.

Experts teach the 10 session training event. The training will be held twice weekly, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday and Thursdays at Cassville Public Library starting Jan. 8.

The Master Gardening curriculum for 2019 includes information on plant growth, plant diagnostics/diseases, annuals/perennials, soils/plant nutrition/composting, landscape trees, insects/integrated pest management, plant propagation, turf management, home fruit production, and home vegetable production.

An orientation session is scheduled for Jan. 3 at 8:30 am at the Barry County Library, 301 W. 17th Street, Cassville. This orientation will serve as a helpful resource to provide general information about the Master Gardening program.

The mission of the Missouri Master Gardener Program is to train volunteers to educate others about safe, effective and sustainable horticulture practices. In addition to core curriculum training University of Missouri - Master Gardener graduates are required to give back to their community by volunteering a minimum of 30 hours assistance to the horticulture programming efforts in Barry County.

A minimum enrollment is required to proceed with the course. If you are interested in enrolling or receiving additional information about the Master Gardening program, please contact the Extension office at 847-3161, or

Source: Reagan Bluel, (417) 847-3161

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