The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Jefferson Farm and Garden is partnering with the Heart of Missouri Master Gardeners for a six-part series called “Growing Knowledge at the Farm.”
The focus of the series is to offer tips and techniques to individuals to create a successful garden at home. The workshops will take place the second Tuesday of each month from April to September. Each workshop will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Jefferson Farm and Garden.
“Jefferson Farm and Garden is committed to sharing the story of agriculture and demonstrating a vast array of Midwest farming, gardening and conservation practices,” said director Amy Dooley. “As an outdoor classroom, Jefferson Farm and Garden aims to reach learners of all ages by connecting people to the land and enriching the community through workshops, field trips and special events.”
Each workshop will include knowledgeable instructors who will engage participants in hands-on learning activities and demonstrations. All levels of experience are welcome.
There is a $10 cost per household for each of the workshops. The cost is $50 if a household registers for all six sessions.
Each workshop will take on a different focus, from the beginning steps of gardening to wrapping up the gardening season.
“Whether you grow edibles or ornamentals, whether you are starting a garden for the first time or expanding the garden you already have, this garden workshop series will provide you with the tools to meet all of your gardening goals,” Dooley said.
The first workshop will be on Tuesday, April 11, and focus on preparing the soil for a garden. The goal is to look at what individuals should consider for their garden and how to maintain those plants.
The second workshop (May 9) will talk about establishing different types of gardens, with the third workshop (June 13) focusing on the best way to include several plants in close proximity.
The fourth (July 11), fifth (Aug. 8) and sixth (Sept. 12) workshops will take a look at butterfly gardening, insects in the garden and preparing the garden for winter, respectively.
“Both Jefferson Farm and Garden and the Heart of Missouri Master Gardeners are here to be a resource for attendees,” Dooley said. “We are dedicated to helping fellow community gardeners build their knowledge and skill level so that they can grow with confidence.”
To register for any of the workshops, click here.
Jefferson Farm and Garden is located at 4800 East New Haven Road in Columbia. For more information, contact Dooley at (573) 239-6134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full schedule (All workshops will be held at Jefferson Farm and Garden):
- Tuesday, April 11 – Getting Ready to Garden – 5-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 9 – Garden Techniques – 5-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 13 – Companion Planting – 5-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 11 – Butterfly Gardening – 5-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 8 – Insects in the Garden – 5-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Putting the Garden to Bed – 5-7 p.m.