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
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.
Find out the first steps in tree identification by distinguishing characteristics that separate one tree species from another.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Courses are subject to change, so check the webpage for updates!