• 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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  • Time to plant garlic!

    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates Garlic has a reputation for a variety of health benefits and is a beloved ingredient in recipes because of the flavor and aroma that it adds to food. One of the unique qualities of garlic is that it is planted in the fall rather than in the […]

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  • Hotline Training Materials Now Available

    Master Gardeners of Greene County hosts a monthly training workshop for all members who wish to volunteer for the Master Gardener Hotline. The Hotline has been an invaluable resource for home gardeners with questions and concerns about what is going on in their gardens- insect problems, growing requirements, plant identification, soil amendments, etc. Our volunteers […]

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  • Welcome to the 2017 Young Sprouts Fall Native Plant Sale at Hickory Hills Elementary School!

    The Master Gardeners of Greene County invite you to attend our annual Fall Native Plant Sale at Hickory Hills Elementary School on September 12-14, 2017 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Hickory Hills Elementary is located at 4650 E Division St, Springfield, MO 65802. As our flagship Young Sprouts in the Garden school, Hickory Hills Elementary is one […]

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  • 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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  • Thanks for Your Support!

    The Master Gardeners of Greene County want to thank everyone who braved the pouring rain to join us at our 20th Annual Plant Sale. We had a great turnout of customers and supporters who proved that a little rain can’t drench our enthusiasm for growing beautiful things. Unfortunately, when lightning moved in shortly after 1:00 pm, […]

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  • 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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