Tri-County Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program for gardeners interested in learning and sharing horticultural knowledge.  The Master Gardener program began in 1972, and there are about 35,000 trained Master Gardeners in all 50 states and Canada.  The Missouri Master Gardener program assists the University of Missouri and Lincoln Outreach and Extension by providing horticultural information to the public.

Master Gardeners receive 30 hours of classroom training in a wide variety of horticultural topics.  In return, each person pledges 30 hours of community service during their fist year and 20 hours of community service in subsequent years. 

Tri-County Master Gardeners began in January 2002 and is made up of Master Gardeners from Douglas, Texas, and Wright counties.  Anyone that has completed Master Gardener training is eligible for membership in Tri-County Master Gardeners.

General membership meetings are held the first Monday of every month in Faurot Hall at the Missouri State Campus at Mountain Grove.  The meetings include informational programs and an opportunity for interaction with other gardeners.