Barry County Master Gardeners host ‘Let’s Get Growing Workshop’ on March 10 in Cassville

Planting time will soon be here and the Second Annual Barry County Master Gardeners’ workshop can help local gardeners prepare for a successful year.

This year’s “Let’s Get Growing Workshop” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 10 at Crowder College in Cassville.

Speakers will address varied topics providing useful information to home gardeners, whether novice or expert.

Tom Riley, entomologist and Master Gardener, will discuss our local butterflies, their biology and plant preferences.

Linda Stuart and Zeta VanWye, members of Barry County Master Gardeners, will show us how to grow mushrooms on a log.

A Monsanto representative will provide information concerning GMOs and what the home gardener should know about them.

Shon Bishop, a small farms expert from Lincoln University, will share hints on growing greens and tomatoes.

“After each presentation there will be time for participants to ask questions. Not only will the workshop be informative, but it will include some tasty snacks and great door prizes,” said Reagan Bluel, dairy specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

Persons wanting to attend the workshop must register through the Barry County Extension office. Early registration is $10 per person and registration at the door is $12 per person. Call the extension office at 417-847-3161 or email [email protected] to obtain registration information.