The Baxter County Master Gardeners are a fun group of folks who enjoy sharing their love of gardening with any visitor.
At our meetings we have speakers, refreshments, & fun.
Come join us!
Next Meeting Date:
September 5, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church
1106 Spring Street
Mountain Home, AR
Guest Speaker: Deb Anderson & Ceil Gasiecki
Topic: US and Canadian Rockies: Garden & Nature Tour
Horticulture Table: Mike Kuenzli
Topic: How to Add Your Pins to Your Name Tag
Master Gardeners Monthly Radio Program:
Mountain Talk Radio September 18th on 97.1 7:15 a.m. - 8:am.
Master Gardener Hosts this month are Tommy Hagan and Ceil Gasiecki
From Mountain Home
Take US Hwy. 62B East through Mountain Home until you come to Cardinal Street. Cardinal Street is the intersection just past Harp's Grocery. Turn right onto Cardinal Street and travel South until you come to the first stop sign which should be Spring Street. Turn left onto Spring Street and go down the hill past the bridge and the First Presbyterian Church will be on your right hand side.
Take Hwy. 62/412 towards Mountain Home. Once you get to Mountain Home continue on into Mountain Home on US 62B. This will take you through town till you get to Harp's Grocery and you come to Cardinal Street. Cardinal Street is the intersection just past Harp's Grocery. Turn right onto Cardinal Street and travel South until you come to the first stop sign which should be Spring Street. Turn left onto Spring Street and go down the hill past the bridge and the First Presbyterian Church will be on your right hand side. here to edit.
The 2020 Master Gardener Conference will be here before we know it. Take a moment to review the August newsletter for the upcoming conference.
We look forward to seeing you in Jonesboro next year.
August 2019 Newsletter
- Craighead County MG Conference Planning Committee
Arkansas Master Gardener Program
Wanna be a Baxter County Master Gardener?
The 2019-2020 training will be done in 2 ways so you can be on your way to becoming a Baxter County Master Gardener.
1. In-class training will be held at the Baxter County Extension Office located at 3 East 9th Street, Mountain Home. All 5 ZOOM classes are by teleconference and will be held on Wednesdays from October 9th through November 6th, 2019 from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
The cost of ZOOM training is $100 to cover your book and training supplies.
2. Online training is an option for those who cannot attend class. These classes are taken at your leisure at home between January and March 2020.
The cost of online training is $125 to cover your book and training supplies.
Click here for the application.
In addition to the training, you must agree to give at least 40 hours of volunteer service back to the county extension office through the Master Gardener Program during the next year and comply with the guidelines of the Baxter County program.
Application deadline is September 6, 2019.
Contact Brad Runsick at the Extension Office at 425-2335 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Hatchery Outdoor Adventure
We will need volunteers for the 2019 Hatchery Outdoor Adventure Day which will be held on Saturday, 09/07/19, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. The planned project this year is called Garden in a Glove.
Please contact Darrell Stewart to sign up for shifts.
Baxter County Fair
The Baxter County Fair is right around the corner in September. Rick Gatewood has graciously again agreed to be our chair. However, Rick is looking for an assistant to help him getting this organized.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ceil Gasiecki or Rick Gatewood. Appreciate your help.
Mentors for New MGs
Mentors are needed for the students in the upcoming ZOOM and online MG classes. Contact Audrey Holt if you would like to mentor a new MG.
Gardening: A Bridge to Happiness
2019 Master Gardener Appreciation Day
Crystal Bridges Museum
Join other Master Gardeners from around the state on Monday, October 14th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to celebrate the 31st birthday of the Arkansas Master Gardener program!
For more detailed information, log on to Buddy Messages.
Horticulture entries are sought for the Baxter County Fair.
Entries range from all types of vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, and field crops.
The Baxter County Fair is held in Mountain Home with entries accepted Tuesday, the week of the
fair, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Check out the web site (www.baxtercountyfair.org) for more information.