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Speakers Bureau

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City Speakers Bureau brings science to gardeners in metropolitan Kansas City through fun, engaging talks based on research-based gardening information.  The Speakers Bureau offers a wide variety of topics to garden clubs, plant societies, adult education programs and community groups.

Speakers are Master Gardener volunteers who have completed the Master Gardener training provided by the University of Missouri Extension.  Their prepared presentations reflect their interest and expertise in the offered subject.  Presentations are typically 30-45 minutes in length.  Speakers appreciate an attendance of ten or more.

Talks are offered free of  charge but a donation to support Master Gardener Community Projects is very much encouraged and appreciated.

Program Topics:

  • African Violets
  • Annuals vs. Perennials
  • Art in the Garden
  • Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden
  • Butterfly Gardening
  • Container Gardening
  • Container Vegetable Gardening
  • Creating Rain Gardens
  • De-Bugging Your Garden
  • Emerald Ash Borer for Homeowners
  • Emerald Ash Borer Is Here
  • Fall Bulb Preparation
  • Growing Citrus for the Senses
  • Herbs
  • Highlights of Gardening History
  • Houseplants and Indoor Gardening
  • How plants get their botanical names. And anyway, who was L.?
  • Lawn Care
  • Making Your Garden Buzz … Planting a Bee Friendly Garden
  • Managing Japanese Beetles in the Home Landscape
  • Natives in the Landscape
  • Orchids 101
  • Perennials 101
  • Pesky Pests–Ants to Whitefly
  • Photography in the Garden
  • Pollinators Are Important for Your Garden
  • Preserving the Harvest
  • Safety in the Garden
  • Succulents
  • The Birds and the Bees … and the Butterflies in Your Backyard
  • Vegetable Gardening


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