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Gardeners’ Gathering

The purpose of the Gardeners’ Gatherings is to educate Extension Master Gardeners and the public in latest trends, information and research in horticulture education. The gatherings during each year are led by experts in the field and last approximately two hours in length. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Counts as two hours continuing education for Extension Master Gardeners.


2024 Presentations

Helping You Learn to Grow…

None scheduled at this time.


Previous 2024 Presentations

April 18, 2024

“Efficient Gardening with Native Plants and
Ideas on Permaculture Guilds/Companion Planting with Natives”

 Our second Gardeners’ Gathering of the year was held April 18 at Trails West Branch, Kansas City Public Library. Lisa Richter, MDC Naturalist, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, presented “Efficient Gardening with Native Plants and Ideas on Permaculture Guilds/Companion Planting with Natives”. Lisa’s talk was well received by the 43 people in attendance.

Here is the presentation that was shared with us by Lisa.  Thank you, Lisa!

Efficient Native Plants for People and Wildlife!


February 15, 2024

“Safeguarding Greenery: Insights from a State Plant Inspector”

Mandy Tizon, a Plant protection specialist from the Missouri Department of Agriculture, gave an
engaging, entertaining, and informative talk on Garden Pests and Disease. The 42 attendees, a
mix of Extension Master Gardeners and the gardening public, learned what pests and diseases
plant inspectors are looking out for, and what to be on the lookout for in our own gardens.
The event was held at the Midcontinent Public Library, Woodneath Branch.

Here is the presentation that Mandy graciously has shared with us.

“Garden Pests and Disease”


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