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  • 2017 Core Training for New Master Gardeners

    Become a Master Gardener! If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener and joining the Master Gardeners of Greene County, 2017 Core Training for new members begins Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Classes will be held from 1-4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and at

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  • 2017 Potting Shed University classes have been announced!

    Master Gardeners of Greene County is proud to announce 7 new Potting Shed University classes for 2017. All 7 classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Botanical Center, beginning on March 6, 2017 and running through April 24, 2017. The fee for all classes is

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  • Can 1224 Plants Save Bees?

    It’s a good thing I’m not allergic to bee stings… they’re practically part of my job description. But if my research can unlock better ways to give bees a fighting chance, stings are a small price to pay. Bees are in big trouble. We’ve lost an astounding 25 percent of our wild bees

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  • Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

    With our first frost imminent here in Missouri, now is the time to harvest those sweet potatoes! Most varieties of sweet potatoes are ready to harvest between 90 and 120 days of planting. The leaves begin to yellow, indicating that growth is slowing down. You can wait until the first

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