• Join Us at Greene County’s 1st Annual Fresh Produce Drive!

    The Master Gardeners of Greene County in association with Grow Well Missouri welcome you to the first annual fresh produce drive to be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Grow Well Missouri and area friends and partners, Crosslines and the Greater Springfield Farmers Market, are sponsoring the event to […]

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  • Join Us for the 1st Annual Southwest Regional Master Gardener Field Day!

    The Master Gardeners of Greene County welcome you to attend the 1st Annual Field Day at the Springfield Botanical Gardens! Join us on August 19, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for a fun and informative workshop hosted by the University of Missouri Extension. The field day will include garden tours, indoor educational sessions, […]

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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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  • New Advanced Master Gardener Class: Residential Landscape and Design

    Master Gardeners of Greene County is offering an exciting new class in June, Residential Landscape and Design. The class will be taught by retired Missouri State University Horticulture professor, Dr. Pam Trewatha, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S Scenic, Springfield, Missouri.  Cost for the class is $20 per person; […]

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  • Why Plant Names Change

    Botanical names can be confusing. But a plant’s botanical name is more than just a label—it can tell many things about a plant such as leaf shape, petal color, country of origin and more. Botanical names were usually based on the hypothesis that a plant was related to other similar looking plants with similar names. […]

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  • Summer Blooms Series: Winter Seed Sowing

    With over 30 in attendance, today’s Winter Seed Sowing class was a HUGE success! Check our Events Calendar for more free classes in the Summer Blooms Series. All Summer Blooms classes will be taught on the north side of town in Springfield, MO to make it easier for some neighbors to attend. Note: This class will be […]

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  • Frost Flowers Bloom in the Ozarks

    Have you seen “Frost Flowers” blooming lately? If so, you have had to get out early in the morning during the first few hard frosts. Frost flowers, also known as “ice ribbons”, are formed by super cooled water being extruded through plant stems and freezing the minute they hit the cold air. They are beautiful, delicate and […]

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