First posted on 10-02-2013
The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present a program called “Pass Along Plants,” Saturday, Oct. at 10 a.m. in the native plant and herb demonstration garden located behind the Taney County University of Missouri Extension office at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth.
“The best part of pass along plants is that you can’t give or receive a piece of a plant without giving or receiving a piece of gardening advice” said Marva Ramsey, Master Gardener of the Ozarks member. “Pass along plants travel from one gardener to another. Each holds a story of where it came from and the loving hands that grew it.”
The Master Gardeners will be discussing the basics of dividing plants, propagation, and saving seeds to share with family members, friends and neighbors along with some of the history and traditions.
“If you are a new gardener and looking to get started, Master Gardeners will be bringing in plants and many will be available from the demonstration garden to share. We invite you to bring in a few of your favorite plants or seeds to share in a pass along tradition,” said Ramsey.
Telephone the Taney County Extension Center at Tel: (417) 546-4431 for more information.
The Master Gardener Program is a popular and successful statewide volunteer community-service organization administered through University of Missouri Extension. The organization’s goal is to train gardeners who are willing to share their knowledge with others. Master Gardeners become volunteers of University of Missouri Extension and donate hours for community educational projects in horticulture. Volunteer activities include working with non-profit organizations, maintaining community gardens, conducting workshops, participating in a Master Gardener speakers’ bureau and staffing the Master Gardener “Hotline.” For more information, contact the nearest county extension office or go online to http://extension.missouri.edu
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