MU Extension Master Gardeners training will begin on Aug. 17 and last through September, October and November on Thursday night.  The class will begin at 6 pm and last till 9 pm. The location for the class is the Opera House Arts Council Building on the northeast corner of the Main and Spring Street intersection near the Park in El Dorado Springs.

This will be a 10-week horticulture education course that is taught by local professionals in MU Extension and Missouri Department of Conservation.

The course topics are as follows:

• Woody Ornamentals & Trees

• Irrigation, Hobby Greenhouses & Tool Care

• Plant Growth & Development

• Plant Diseases

• Soils & Composting

• Entomology

• Vegetable Gardening

• Flower Gardening

• Growing Fruit Crops

• Turfgrass

After the training, master gardeners can then be volunteers who assist with horticulture education in the community.

Pre-registration is required for this series of classes and the cost is $150 per person or $250 per couple sharing material. Registration needs to be done by Aug. 10.  To register or for more information please contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417/276 – 3313 or by email at

If you have other questions or need more information please contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center.