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David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

February 24, 2017

"Let's Get Growing" Gardening
Workshop in Cassville March 11

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Barry County Master Gardeners will present a gardening workshop, "Let's Get Growing," from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 11 at the Barry County Museum in Cassville.

Registration is $5 in advance or $7 at the door. To register, call the Barry County Extension office at 417-847-3161. A registration form is also available online at


University of Missouri Extension Master Gardeners and Roaring River State Park naturalists will present four garden topics as part of the program.

Topics to be covered include choosing flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, installing drip irrigation, successful vegetable gardening, and native plants.

"We deliberately scheduled time at the end of each session in hopes that participants will come with questions," said E.J. Adams of the workshop planning committee.

It promises to be a fun day with tasty snacks and door prizes.

"Whether you are just beginning to garden or have years of experience, this workshop will provide information and inspiration for your gardening efforts," said Adams.


The Barry County Master Gardeners chapter will also be accepting orders from the Baler's Creek catalog for seeds and gardening resources to start the 2017 Growing Season off right. Order proceeds benefit the Barry County Master Gardener efforts locally.

"If you have not seen the Barry County Museum, you will be impressed with the facility. We are very fortunate to be holding the workshop there," said Adams.


Master Gardener is a program of University of Missouri Extension.

Master gardeners take classes - either online or in group sessions - where they learn about various aspects of gardening. After completion of the classes, graduates are invited to join a master gardener group.

Master gardeners then fulfill volunteer requirements by working in educational projects, advising others and helping in the maintenance of public gardens at community centers, libraries, churches, senior centers, and parks.

Source: Reagan Bluel, (417) 847-3161; EJ Adams, 417-271-1094

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