Learn to Grow in the Garden Series
Started in August of 2014, Learn to Grow in the Garden classes represent what Master Gardeners do best: share research-based horticulture education in a garden setting. This series of classes was introduced to “put our Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens to work” by fulfilling our mission of education which is top priority. Master Gardeners of Greene County volunteers teach about herbs, vegetables, flowers, cold frames, hot houses, composting and many other gardening topics to area Master Gardeners, Park Partners, and interested gardening enthusiasts in our community and surrounding communities. Classes are held once a month on average and our goal is to instruct and provide hands-on demonstration if possible. All Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes count as Master Gardener Continuing Education. We also invite all Master Gardeners to volunteer to teach a class or help with planning and hosting. Please contact the Chair to get involved. If you’ve never attended a Learn to Grow in the Garden class, you are missing out! Join us! All classes are open to everyone.
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S Scenic
Springfield, MO 65807
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
***$5/person per class | Pay at the door | Registration begins at 5:30pm
2019 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:
Oscar Cross, Hilltop Farms
Are you tired of your hostas becoming deer candy? Oscar will provide a short examination of a variety of selected native and nonnative perennials suited for our conditions.
Becky Nicholas, Landscape Designer Wickman’s Garden Village
Join Becky for an exciting program all about hydrangeas. Becky will share her wealth of information about the types and care of these lovely bloomers. Becky’s programs are always informative and a fun addition to the Learn To Grow In the Garden Series.
Kelly McGowan, Horticulture Specialist. MU Extension
Did you know that most insects are either harmless or even beneficial? In this class you will learn about common backyard insects, tips to attract beneficial insects, and tips to control harmful insects using Integrated Pest management strategies.
Pat Ware, Master Gardener of Greene County
Tired of daffodils, tulips and crocus? Learn about more unusual bulbs like Snake’s Head Iris, Guinea Hen Flower, Schubertii Allium and more
Brenda Agee, Master Gardener of Greene County
Does your garden need a kick start for next spring? Come join Brenda as she gives tips on mulching, pruning, composting and more to put your garden to bed for the winter.
2018 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:
2017 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:
Climbers (June 12, 2017) Rebecca Nickols
Lilies (July 10, 2017) Becky Nicholas
Dwarf Conifer Garden (August 14, 2017) Katie Steinhoff
Preserving And Cooking With Herbs (September 11, 2017) Barb Emge
Garden Journaling (October 9, 2017) Dulcy Stewart
2016 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:
Hydrangeas (June 13, 2016) Beck Nicholas
Kitchen Garden (July 7, 2016) Alice Greenfield
Growing and Using Lavender (August 8, 2016) Barb Emge
The Winter Garden (September 12, 2016) Gail Wright
Plant In The Fall, Bloom In The Spring: Unique “Bulbs” (October 10, 2016) Pat Ware
2015 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:
Soil (May 11, 2015) Kelly McGowan
Milkweed (June 8, 2015) Jean Ackley
Herbs (July 13, 2015) Barb Emge
Garden Above Ground (August 10, 2015) Missy Sanford
Seed Saving (September 14, 2015) Patrick Byers
Urban Bee Keeping (October 5, 2015) Ann Kynion