President Kevin Minard

Vice - President   Jan Carron

Treasurer Joe Walker

Secretary  Rebekah Davis    

Demonstration Garden Co-Leads

Victoria Gally - Cindy Platzer

Constant Contact (group e-mail)...moday68@aol.com

Mary Carey  Web master

Rebekah Davis 

 ST. CHARLES COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS 
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND
TRAINING 

 

Pre-approved advanced training courses are indicated by “(AT)” following the course name. Chapter members may request AT designation for any course of interest and/or taken by sending such request to any member of the AT Committee: 
Bonnie Winkeler  bonniewinkeler@yahoo.com  
Bob Lee    rlee010@earthlink.net  


Gardening Educational Courses, Training and Events, 2017 
Wednesday, March 1st, Gateway Green Industry Conference,  8am – 4:15pm in Collinsville, IL. (Education Credit: Jumping Worms – A New Invader in Illinois; Beyond Hosta – Perennials for the Shade; Planning  for Fall Blooms. AT Credit: Dwarf and Unusual Landscape Conifers; Prairie & Savanna Plants for Urban and Suburban Gardens; Five steps to Successful Prairie Meadow Establishment; Stinging Tree Insects; Caring for a Significant Tree Collection; Invasive Plants in the Urban-Rural Interface; Insect Pests of Trees; Common Fungal Diseases of Trees and Shrubs; Getting Your Feet Wet with Rain Gardens; Trees that Need Special Care; Oak diseases – Exotic, Emerging and Endemic; Gardening for Pollinators; Native Landscaping Design Styles; Selecting Trees for Urban Settings; From the Bottom Up). http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mms .   


Wednesday, March 1st, Invasive Plants in Your Yard (AT),  7– 9pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Friday, March 3rd, Native Landscaping Workshop (AT),  5:30 – 9pm at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlouisaudubon.org/PNL2017 .  
 

Saturday, March 4th, Weekend Gardener,  9am – 1:30pm at Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL. (Education credit: Cool New Shrubs; Houseplants-Uncommon Ideas for Common Plants; Oh, For the Love of Shade; Get Up and Grow Herbs in the Midwest; Landscaping with Native Trees & Shrubs; Home Grown Tree-Ripened Fruit.  AT credit for: Feeding the Pollinators – Flower bloom Times; Square Foot Gardening Part II; Alien Plant Invasions; Winter Tree Identification). http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mms .

 
Saturday, March 4th, Vegetable Gardening (AT),  9 – 11:30am  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Saturday, March 4th, Landscaping Workshop (AT), 9 am – 4pm at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlouisaudubon.org/PNL2017  


Thursday, March 9th, Maintaining a Successful Native Garden (AT),  1– 4pm at Shaw Nature Reserve.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Friday, March 10th, Grow Native Workshop (AT), 7:30am – 12:30pm at Lewis and Clark College, Edwardsville, IL.  www.grownative.org


Saturday, March 11th, Beginning Perennial Gardening,  10 – 11am at Sugar Creek Gardens.* www.sugarcreekgardens.com


Saturday, March 11th, Vegetable Gardening (AT),  9 – 11:30am  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education 


Saturday, March 11th, Getting a Handle on Invasive Bush Honeysuckle (AT),  1 – 3pm at the Butterfly House.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Wednesday, March 15th, Pesticide Application Technology Training (AT),  6 – 9pm at St Charles County University Mo Extension.  More details soon. 


Saturday, March 18th, To Prune or Not to Prune?  And The Right Way To Do It,  10 – 11am at Sugar Creek Gardens. www.sugarcreekgardens.com


Saturday, March 18th, Grow Native for Homeowners Workshop  (AT),  9 – 11am at Rockwood Reservation . www.mdc.mo.gov  .

 

Tuesday, March 21st, Best Bubs for St. Louis,  6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Tuesday, March 21st, Spring Lawn Care (AT),  6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Friday, March 24th, Composting 101,1 – 2:30pm at Shaw Nature Reserve.  www.mobot.org/classe


Saturday, March 25th, Sugar Creek Gardens’ Best Spring Gardening Tips, 10 – 11am at Sugar Creek Gardens.

www.sugarcreekgardens.com


Monday, March 27th, Organic Spring Vegetables (AT),  6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Tuesday, March 28th, Sugar Creek Gardens’ Best Spring Gardening Tips, 10 – 11am at Sugar Creek Gardens. www.sugarcreekgardens.com


Tuesday, March 28th, Monarchs and Milkweed (AT),  7 – 9pm  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Tuesday, March 28th, Edible Gardening in Containers,  5:30 – 7:30pm at MOBOT. www.mobot.org/classes


Wednesday s, March 29th – May 3rd, Home Landscape Design (AT),  6:30 – 9pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Thursday, March 30th, Terrarium: Greening Your Cube,  6:30 – 8pm at MOBOT. www.mobot.org/classes  


Saturday, April 1st, Sun and Shade Perennials: What’s Best for the Midwest? (AT),  9 – 11:30am at STLCC Meramec **.  www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Saturday, April 1st, Grow Native Workshop (AT) 9am – 3pm at MDC Office, Kirksville, MO.  www.grownative.org


Tuesday, April 4th, MBG’s Favorite Tools of the Trade 6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes

 
Wednesday, April 5th, All About Herbs (AT)  6– 9pm  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Wednesday, April 5th, Go Native! An Introduction to Native Landscaping (AT)  9am – noon  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Thursdays, April 6th – 27th, Back to Basics Garden Boot Camp,  6 – 8pm at MOBOT. www.mobot.org/classes


Friday, April 7th, Go Native! Identification and Ecology of Common Missouri Wildflowers (AT),  9am – noon  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Saturday, April 8th, Gardening Under Trees and Other Tough Spaces (AT)  9 – 11:30am  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Saturday, April 8th, Boxwood Basics (AT),  10am – Noon at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Tuesday, April 11th, Perennials 101,  6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Tuesday, April 11th, Pruning with Ben Chu (AT),  6:30 – 8:30pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Thursday, April 13th, Top Performing Native Plants for the St. Louis Region (AT),  1 – 4pm at Shaw Nature Reserve.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Wednesday, April 12th, Really Green Thumbs,  7 – 9pm  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Wednesday, April 12th, Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shade-Adapted Perennials (AT),  9am – noon  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Thursday, April 13th, Soil and Composting: Get the ‘Dirt’ on Successful Gardening,  7 – 9pm  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Friday, April 14th, Go Native! Native Landscaping with Sun-Adapted Perennials (AT),  9am – noon  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Saturday, April 15th, The ‘Other’ Part of Gardening: Care and Maintenance of Flowers and Shrubs,         9 – 11:30am at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Saturday, April 15th, Small Container Gardening,  10am – Noon at the Butterfly House www.mobot.org/classes 


Saturday, April 15th, Beginning Bonsai - Junipers (AT) 9am – Noon at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Monday, April 17th, Made in the Shade (AT),  6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Tuesday,  April 18th, IPM Garden Scouting (AT), 6 – 9pm at St. Charles University of Mo Extension.  More details soon. 


Tuesday, April 18th, Small Container Gardening,  6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes

 
Tuesday, April 18th, Heirloom Bulbs,  6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Tuesday, April 18th, Growing Orchids Part II (AT), 6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Wednesday, April 19th, Go Native! Identification and Natural History of Common Missouri Insects (AT),  9am – noon  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education

 
Friday, April 21st, Go Native! Native Landscaping for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators (AT), 9am – noon  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Saturday, April 22nd, Create a Beautiful Landscape with Native Plants (AT),  9 – 11:30am  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Monday, April 24th, Inviting Native Bees into Your Garden (AT),  6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Tuesday, April 25th, Low Maintenance Perennials,  6 - 8pm at MOBOT. www.mobot.org/classes


Tuesday, April 25th, DIY Repot Your Orchid (AT), 6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Tuesday, April 25th, Rescue Your Zoysia (AT), 6 – 8pm at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes 


Wednesday, April 26th, Go Native! Ways to Attract Songbirds and Hummingbirds through Native Landscaping (AT), 9am – noon  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Friday, April 28th, Go Native! Native Landscaping with Shrubs (AT), 9am – noon  at STLCC Meramec **. www.stlcc.edu/Continuing Education


Saturday, April 29th, Tips and Tricks from the Rock Gardens (AT), 10am – noon at MOBOT.  www.mobot.org/classes

 
Tuesday, May 16th, Soils (AT) 6 – 9pm at St Charles University of Mo Extension. More details soon. 
 
 
Garden Tours and Plant Sales:  
Saturday, March 18th, Cool Season Plant Sale, 9am - noon at St. Charles University of Mo Extension. 


Saturday, April 29th, Annual Plant Sale, 9am – noon at St. Charles University of Mo Extension.

 
Saturday, May 20th, Grow Native Plant Sale, 10am – 2pm at Whole Foods at Town and Country. 
 
Save the Date 

Thursday & Friday, June 15th & 16th, Missouri Master Gardener Conference at University of Mo Columbia. 


July 10th – 14th, International Master Gardener Conference in Portland, Oregon. If anyone plans on attending this conference, please contact the AT committee. We will look at the offered classes and determine which ones qualify for AT.  


Notes: 
All MOBOT classes require advanced registration and a fee. 


*Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122, 314-965-3070 Most classes listed are free. 


**STLCC is St. Louis Community College. 


***Could not determine at press time if the course is qualified for AT status. Any Chapter member completing the course is asked to contact any member of the AT Committee. 


Links to additional gardening education and events 


Plant Societies Shows and Sales www.mobot.org/plantsocieties.  


The Webster Groves Nature Study Society (WGNSS) usually offers each Monday for its members and guests (open to anyone) a hike (mild to moderate) of a local/nearby nature area to identify and record native wild flowers. Most of the WGNSS members also are members of the Missouri Native Plant Society. If you are interested in more information on these outings, send an email to Mark Alan Harris at markalanharris@gmail.com and request to be added to his weekly mailing list. 


The St. Louis Chapter of the Wild Ones also has hikes and activities related to wild flowers. www.stlwildones.org


University of Illinois Extension (Monroe County) http://web.extension.illinois.edu/units/calendar.cfm?UnitID=487  


Sugar Creek Gardens, Kirkwood, MO offers numerous free classes on gardening. www.sugarcreekgardens.com  


St. Charles Adult and Community Ed Classes www.StCharlesAE.org  


 The Missouri Master Garden Association www.momga.org    


The St. Louis Master Gardener Chapter www.stlmg.com  


Missouri Gardener Magazine www.statebystategardening.com/mo/  


Forest ReLeaf of Missouri www.moreleaf.org   


Missouri Master Gardener Heartland Horticulture Newsletter http://mg.missouri.edu/news.htm 


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