Master Gardeners plan seminar

Hands-on classes have been added to the popular Central Missouri Master Gardener’s Spring Seminar.

In its fourth year, the workshop-style event has served sell-out attendance each year.

Sign-up is underway for the 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22 event at Lincoln University’s George Washington Carver Farm, and classes have been filling fast.

The new hands-on classes, seating only 15 per presenter, already have filled. Those classes are Container Gardening, Soil Health, Starting Seeds and Fairy Gardens.

“We are promoting more landscape classes this year, as this is one area where the homeowner can save quite a bit by doing it the ‘right’ way the first time around,” said event coordinator Gail Cummins.

Those classes will be Working with a Professional Landscaper, Color in the Garden, Landscape Design Part 1 and Landscape Design Part 2.

Tim Moloney will lead the landscape design classes.

“This is as concise and complete as a class can be in three hours to teach the basics of landscape design,” the brochures said.

Other topics and presenters include: Turf Questions — including Moles with Brad Fresenburg, Berries with Marilyn Odneal, Starting Seeds Veggies/Herbs by Scott Marion, Native Plants by Merv Wallace, Extending the Season — Cool Season Plantings with Jenny Grabner, Garden Art from Pinterest Pins by Jane Davis, Tomatoes 101 with James Quinn, Heirloom Tomatoes by Tammy Sellmeyer, Container Gardening by Cindy Crecilius, Color in the Garden by Alice Longfellow, Cut Flowers with Marilyn Odneal, and How and Why to Improve Soil Garden Health by Todd Higgins.

The seminar is co-hosted with the Cole County Extension Center and Lincoln University.

Cost, including lunch, is $25.

Charles Hopper, lead person for the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s farmers markets, will speak at noon.

For more information, send an email to or call 634-2824.

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