The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks is based in the Stone and Taney County area with close to 100 active residents who participate. Master Gardeners are trained by the University of Missouri Extension as gardening and horticulture outreach specialist and pay back their education by volunteering their communities. The volunteer aspect of the program is the heart of the community outreach effort.
Core of Engineers
The gardens at the Core of Engineers Project Office (the building which housed the old Dewey Short Visitor Center) just south of Table Rock Dam are completely maintained by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks – Core of Engineers Project Office Garden Beds Committee. Funding is provided by the Army Corps of Engineers, who manage the center, the dam and the lake.
Core of Engineers Project Office Project Details
Conversion of the former visitor center fountain and moat areas to public gardens. Visitors to the lake as well as local citizens having business with the Corp. of Engineers Project Office, pass thru the gardens daily. Contact with Master Gardener volunteers occurs throughout the growing season, with questions asked about the plant varieties displayed and advice for visitors own gardens.
Corp. of Engineers office at Tablerock Dam
Planning plant selections, preparing beds, planting, mulching, deadheading, pruning & weeding
General public, local & out of state visitors & Corp. of Engineers business constituencies.