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Missouri Master Gardener Series

Jefferson College, in partnership with the University of Missouri Extension Office is pleased to offer gardening courses that are part of the Missouri Master Gardener Series. 

These courses may be taken individually, or as part of the Missouri Master Gardener Program.  To become a Missouri Master Gardener no prior knowledge is necessary.  The cost of the 12 week course is $150 + $50 deposit payable to "Missouri Extension".   Please call the Extension Center (636) 797-5391 to make those particular arrangements.

You may take classes individually for $20 per class, but you will not receive a Missouri Master Gardener Certificate.  To enroll for individual classes, contact the Continuing Education Office at (636) 481-3144.

Whether you are a novice gardener, someone with a green thumb, or someone interested in becoming a Master Gardener, we have courses that will interest you. For more information, click on the current CE Schedule link, or call the Continuing Education Office at (636) 481-3144.

MASTER GARDENER CLASSES - SUMMER 2015

Plant/Tree Disease                            

A study of plant diseases caused by infectious and environmental conditions or other pests that affect plant health. This course provides a fundamental background of terms and concepts dealing with fungus, bacteria, viruses and environmental issues.

Tree Identification

Find out the first steps in tree identification by distinguishing characteristics that separate one tree species from another.

SECTION:
DAY/DATE/TIME: W, May 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  
SESSIONS: 1
FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Ned Siegel, Master Gardener
LOCATION: Student Center, Viking Room 
Reference # 11826
 

Insect Identification

Insect Order ID Class: Is that insect a beetle or a bug? Is it a caterpillar or a lookalike? You need to identify it before you can control it. This class helps to identify the ten most commonly encountered insect orders in home gardens. Most insect ID textbooks and reference works arrange insects by insect order, so knowing the order is essential for identification, control, or preservation of beneficial insects.

SECTION: 0
DAY/DATE/TIME: W, June 3, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  
SESSIONS: 1
FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Ronda Anson -Master Gardener - Plant Doctor
LOCATION: Student Center, Viking Room 
Reference # 11827
 

Landscaping and Proper Use of Chemicals

Do you want to change your outdoor space? Revise or modify what you have? Increase your property value?  Barb Marco and Matt Herring will be the featured instructors.

SECTION: 0
DAY/DATE/TIME: W, June 10, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  
SESSIONS: 1
FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Barb Marco and Matt Herring, University of Missouri Specialist
LOCATION: Student Center, Viking Room 
Reference # 11828
 

Hummert International Presents: 

Greenhouse/Irrigation, Turf & Fertilizers, Nursery & Landscape Design

Aaron Fields will lead the discussion regarding greenhouses, Chris Erwin will speak about turf and proper fertilizers. Jennifer Hedges will explain how to grow your own plants and how to place them for the best results.

SECTION: 0
DAY/DATE/TIME: W, June 17, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  
SESSIONS: 1
FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Hedges
LOCATION: Student Center, Viking Room 
Reference # 11829
 

Rain Barrels, Water Conservation and Growing Orchids

It is a common belief in our world that water is an infinite resource.  It is not. Collecting rainwater for use during dry months in rain barrels or other depositories is an ancient and traditional practice. Christina Ritter will explain how to collect rain by using rain barrels. This saves money, is environmentally friendly and great for your plants.

Rounding out the evening will be Master Gardener Carol Graves.  Carol will present an interesting program on Orchids. Orchids, the largest of all plant families, are the most diverse, fascinating and exotic plants on earth.

SECTION: 0
DAY/DATE/TIME: W, June 24, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  
SESSIONS: 1
FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Christina Ritter - MG Carol Graves 
LOCATION: Student Center, Viking Room 
Reference # 11830
 

Bee Keeping

Get easy to understand, step by step instructions on how to successfully start your first hive. You'll learn what equipment you need, how to set it up, what common pitfalls to avoid.  Learn interesting facts about bees and their habits.

SECTION: 0
DAY/DATE/TIME: W, July 1, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  
SESSIONS: 1
FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Scott Moser  -  Jeff. Co BeeKeepers
​LOCATION: Student Center, Viking Room 
Reference # 11831

Courses are subject to change, so check the webpage for updates!

 

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CE Registration Info

By Phone:  
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Call (636) 481-3144.
TDD users call (636) 789-5772.
    
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CE ENROLL
Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, MO 63050*
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Continuing Education Office,
Administration Building,
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm 
 
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Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm
Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
 
 
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