Hotline: 816.833.TREE (8733)

Event Resources

Extension Master Gardeners are available to take your gardening questions and offer free research-based information at our Public Relations Table found at farmers’ markets, community events, and expos. 

Below you will find our recommended resources.


Using Rain Barrels

Rain barrels in the home landscape – University of Minnesota Extension


Rain Garden Designs

Rain Gardens – Kansas City, Missouri, Water Services

How to build your own Rain Garden – Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

A Resident’s Reference Guide to Creating a Rain Garden – Kansas City, Missouri, Water Services


Managing Storm Water

How to Manage and Control Storm Water Runoff – University of Missouri Extension



Native Insect Pollinators and Their Habitats – University of Missouri Extension

Honey Bees as Pollinators, Their Habitats and Products – University of Missouri Extension

Conserving Missouri’s Wild and Managed Pollinators – University of Missouri Extension

Pollinator-friendly lawns: You can have it all! – University of Missouri Extension IPM


Landscaping with Natives

A Guide to Spring Wildflowers in Missouri – 2024 Missouri Division of Tourism

Spring Ephemerals Awaken the Soul – Deep Roots KC

2024 Grow Native Resource Guide – Missouri Prairie Foundation – Grow Native!

Wildflowers in the Home Landscape – University of Missouri Extension

Native Plants for Your Landscape – Missouri Department of Conservation

Native Plants Work – Missouri Prairie Foundation – Grow Native!

Deep Roots KC

Landscaping with Native Plants – Kansas State Extension (Johnson County Master Gardeners)

Native Plants Outdoor Laboratory (Fact Sheet) – Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

Native Plant Database – Missouri Prairie Foundation – Grow Native!


Invasives – Know Before You Grow

Top 25 Invasive Plants in MO – University of Missouri Extension

Invasive Plants – Missouri Department of Conservation


Pollinator-Friendly Fall Clean Up

Fall is time to clean up your garden, plant trees and shrubs University of Missouri Extension

Ounce of prevention in fall is best medicine for garden success in spring – University of Missouri Extension

Fall Garden Clean up Prevents Problems Later – Kansas State Extension

YouTube videos:    How to clean up your Fall Garden   What to do with Fall Leaves  Protecting Pollinators


Pet Friendly Gardening

What you should consider when designing a dog friendly garden

Dog Friendly Gardening – Kansas State University Extension

Keep your pets safe from plants

Keep Your Pets Safe Around Plants – University of Georgia Extension

Find out if the plant your want is safe for your dog

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants – ASPCA

Toxic Plant Database

Complete List of Poisonous Plants – Colorado State University


Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Property – University of Missouri Extension


MU Extension programs and resources on subjects covered in Horticulture. 

Extension Master Gardener –

Missouri Master Naturalist –

Missouri Master Pollinator Steward –

The Garden Hour with MU Extension – &

Gardening Hotline (by the MUE Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City –, 816-833-TREE (8733) &

MU Extension Bug N Garden YouTube –

Upcoming Gardening Education –


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