• Congratulations to the Master Gardener Class of 2017!

    The Master Gardeners of Greene County core training class for 2017 completed classes on Tuesday, April 11 with 47 people and 1 canine completing the class. The members of this class are very enthusiastic and have already started volunteering in the gardens and in chapter activities! Please help us welcome our new members!

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  • Potting ‘Em Up for the 2017 Annual Plant Sale!

    Our Master Gardeners are working hard for the Annual Plant Sale coming up on Saturday, April 29, 2017! Over 50 of our dedicated volunteers showed up to play in the dirt during our Pot ‘Em Up workdays at the Xeriscape Garden and Demonstration Garden last week. Hundreds of plants were divided, repotted, and labeled for the Plant […]

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  • Repotting Plants for the Annual Plant Sale

    Preparations for the Master Gardeners of Greene County 20th Annual Plant Sale are moving right along! Our diligent volunteers are busy browsing through seed catalogs, trading seeds, washing pots, building soil, and dreaming of the varieties they will share with our customers in just a couple months. Some customers have wondered how long plants that have […]

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  • 2017 Annual Plant Sale times have changed!

    New times have been announced for the 2017 Annual Plant Sale! The 20th Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale in Greene County will start at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center located in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Parks, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO, and will continue until 2:00 p.m. People are advised […]

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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 the Library Station through April […]

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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 $5 per class; please pay at […]

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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 in just the last five […]

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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 frost to harvest sweet potatoes, […]

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  • Thanks for Your Support!

    The Master Gardeners of Greene County want to thank all of our customers and supporters of our 19th Annual Plant Sale.  All of the money earned goes back into maintaining our gardens, and into programs like Potting Shed University, Young Sprouts in the Garden (now combined with The Butterfly Festival, June 25, 2016) and Learn […]

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  • Congratulations to the Master Gardener Class of 2016

    The Master Gardeners of Greene County core training class for 2016 completed classes on Tuesday, April 5 with 51 members completing the class. The members of this class are very enthusiastic and have already started volunteering in the gardens and in chapter activities! Please help us welcome our new members!

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