The Master Gardeners, on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., began a five-week series of classes. Free and open to the public, the group will meet on the third floor of State Fair Community College at Kemper.
Nearly twenty people attended the introductory class of “What? When? Where? Why?” which was conducted by Jackie Hickam. The “why” included fun, satisfaction, beautification, saving money, exercise, and relaxation. The answers to “what” was just as varied.
It was a fun and entertaining evening as Hickam and other Master Gardeners answered questions for those interested in getting started or taking the next step.
“The hardest part for me,” joked Hickam, “was learning to say ‘soil’ instead of ‘dirt.’”
Classes will continue for the next four weeks (weather permitting) on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of State Fair Community College at Kemper.
A part of the University of Missouri Extension Office, the Master Gardeners care for many areas around the community including the garden behind the Old Jail. All this work is done as volunteer services.
Future topics will include:
“Flower Power” by Jane Lago on February 20, “Eat Your Vegetables” by Carol Cox on February 27,
“Sense-ible Planting” by Mary Barile on March 6, and “Lovely Trees” by Jackie Sieckman.