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Stone County Library – Galena Facility – Gardening Programs
The Stone County Library at 322 W State Highway 248 in Galena will offer Gardening Programs – a series of informative sessions taught by gardening experts – from March through September on the 4th Thursday of each month from 4 PM – 5 PM. All sessions are in the community room at the Stone County Library in Galena and are free and open to everyone as part of community education sponsored jointly by the library and Master Gardeners of the Ozarks – volunteers with the University of Missouri Extension.
For more information, contact Stone County Extension at 417-357-6812 or the Stone County Library, Galena branch at 417-357-6410.
Each Session is at 4:00 PM – Meeting Room – Galena Library
Pack your lunch and join us in our garden setting for casual, informative programs. Classes will be held the third Tuesday of the month. It is an outdoor setting, so dress appropriately for the weather. Programs are an hour-long beginning at 12 noon.
Classes are FREE and open to the public as part of our community education sponsored by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks.
Brown Bag Lunch Series Schedule – 2020
FREE and open to the public
At the Demonstration Garden
Taney County Extension
122 Felkins Ave.
For our Tuesday classes, pack your lunch and join us in our garden setting for casual, informative programs. It is an outdoor setting, so dress appropriately. Some seating is provided, but you can bring a lawn chair. Programs are an hour-long beginning at 12 noon.
April 21 – You Can’t Kill This – Tough Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs and Trees
Colleen Walpert, Master Gardener
May 19 – Soil Microbes
Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
June 16 – Using Herbs
Barbara Garlich, Master Gardener
July 21 – Vermiculture
Gloria Cowpergen, Master Gardener
August 18 -Garden Safety
Lisa Gibbs, Master Gardener
Sept. 15- Succulent Propagation
Mary O’Brien, Master Gardener
October 20 – Dahlias
Penny Meador, Master Gardener
Master Gardeners of the Ozarks have announced their annual Gardening Program schedule at the Kimberling Area Library for 2020.
Each year, the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks presents the FREE Programs in cooperation with the Kimberling Area Library Association. All sessions are on Wednesdays in the community room at Kimberling Area Library and are free and open to everyone as part of community education sponsored jointly by the library and Master Gardeners of the Ozarks – volunteers with the University of Missouri Extension.
The Master Gardener Class of 2019 for southwest Missouri includes:
Spring Online Class
Glynda Giles – Forsyth
Fall Online Class
Emily Ernest – Crane
Douglas Jones – Branson
Kimberly Shearman – Branson
Lonna Tucker – Aurora
Rebecca Moody – Branson West
Sarah Potter – Galena
Emily Stephens – Galena
Janet Krause – Reeds Spring
Gregg Erickson – Kimberling City
Lisa Gibbs – Kimberling City
Lagena Jenkins – Forsyth
Barbara Keil – Shell Knob
Ed Kucab – Ozark
Tonya Lewis – Forsyth
Rita Otradovec – Branson West
Joe Purma – Taneyville
Andrew Rybinski – Branson
Janet Sapp – Forsyth
Roger Schnackenberg – Shell Knob
Anne Symington – Hollister
Carolyn Townsend – Forsyth
Jan Trauernicht – Lampe
Donalene Wright – Forsyth
Congratulations to all! Welcome to the Master Gardener Program!
$1000 Scholarship Awarded to College of the Ozarks Junior
The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks (MGO) awarded a $1000 scholarship to Kyle Kapella, a junior at College of the Ozarks. Kapella is seeking a biology degree at College of the Ozarks and is a 2016 graduate of Hollister High School. Cindy Heider, Chair of the MGO Scholarship Committee, described Kyle as a “perfect candidate for the Master Gardeners’ scholarship. He is an outstanding young man with excellent academic credentials and a commitment to nurturing plant and animal life.” Kyle Kapella is the son of John and Karin Kapella of Hollister who attended the award ceremony.
The scholarship funds can be used for any educational purpose (tuition, fees, books, housing, etc.) and Kapella noted that with his work at College of the Ozarks, his summer work at the US Army Corps of Engineers (Dewey Short Administrative offices) and the MGO scholarship funding, he will be able to cover the costs of his education for 2018-2019.
Heider explained that the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks started a new scholarship process for 2018 which focuses on high school and/or college students from Stone or Taney counties who are interested in pursuing degrees in horticulture/agriculture related fields such as agriculture, biology, horticulture, environmental science, conservation/wildlife management, entomology or landscape/design management. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000 per semester and can be used at any accredited Missouri institution of higher education such as colleges, universities and community colleges. Applicants can pursue baccalaureate, associate or certificate programs.
The MGO scholarship is designed to support the financial needs of Stone and Taney County students seeking degree or certificate programs in horticulture/agriculture related fields. It is not a need-based scholarship so no verification of financial need is required. Students must simply have a permanent address in Stone or Taney county and seek further education in a horticulture or agriculture related field. The new process is entirely online so potential applicants are encouraged to review the requirements online at https://www.mgozarks.com/scholarship
The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks raise funds to provide this scholarship through annual spring and fall workshops held in Branson and Kimberling City as well as an annual plant sale held in Forsyth. The Master Gardeners operate under the auspices of the University of Missouri Extension Council with offices in Galena and Forsyth, Missouri.
The Master Gardeners are seeking scholarship applications for the spring 2019 semester. Applicants who are permanent residents of Stone or Taney counties and seeking a spring scholarship award (2019) must submit an application by October 15, 2018. For the MGO scholarship application and instructions, go to https://www.mgozarks.com/scholarship. For questions or further information please contact email@example.com.