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Spring Gardening Class

800 S. Marshall, Marshfield, MO
18 April 2018 - 4 May 2018, 12:00AM until 12:00AM
Price: $ 0.00
Type: Community Event

Event Description

Both beginning and experienced gardeners are invited to attend a 6-session series of gardening classes scheduled for April and May 2018. All classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Webster County Extension Center on South Highway A (next to City Hall), in Marshfield, and will include both classroom and field experiences. Patrick Byers, MU Extension horticulture specialist, will be the instructor. Session #1 will be Wednesday, April 18, and will cover composting and soils, including soil requirements for various plants and benefits of mulching and cover crops. Session #2 will be Monday, April 23, and will cover raised beds and other garden structures to make gardening successful and easier on your body. Session #3 will be Wednesday, April 25, and will cover vegetable gardening, including soil preparation, crop timing, plant water needs and pest control. Session #4 will be Monday, April 30, and will cover growing flowers and ornamentals, including what annuals and perennials grow best in the Ozarks and how to care for them. Session #5 will be Wednesday, May 2, and will cover insects and diseases, including tips on diagnosis and least-toxic methods of pest control. Session #6 will be Friday, May 4, and will cover tree and shrubs, including selection, fertilizing, pruning, watering, and pest control. “This class series will provide a great opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to share information, problems and solutions with other growers. Participants can sign up for one, multiple or all sessions based on their interests,” said Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist with University of Missouri Extension. The fee for each two-hour class is $10 per person per session, $15 per couple per session, or all six sessions for $50. Pre-registration and payment is required one week in advance of the first session attended, to assure adequate resource materials are available. The program is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension, the Webster County Extension Council, and the Marshfield Area Community Foundation. For more information or to register for one or more of the gardening classes, contact the Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044, send an email to websterco@missouri.edu to reserve a seat; or go online to http://extension.missouri.edu/webster get the pre registration form and class schedule.
Business Details
Webster County Extension Council
800 South Marshall Street, Marshfield 65706, Missouri

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1329 Spur Drive, Suite 130
Marshfield, MO 65706
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