How to learn how little you know about gardening in 12 easy classes
Three of the writers who bring you GREENE Magazine just finished 10 weeks of training to be Master Gardeners. Along with 50 other gardening students, we spent six hours a week learning how to learn ore about gardening. Contributing editor Jeanne Duffey, Columnist Tom Lakowske and I sat relatively still for 12 sessions at the new Botanical Center listening and asking questions about the latest and thinking about the botanical world. Lest you think we’re just a few wanna-be’s, even our wonderful webmaster, R.J. Jacob, is a Master Gardener as well.
much they don’t know, and keeping trying. Master Gardeners are students, not experts.
Still, we do have more resources than most. We may have a better idea of where to look for questions we can’t answer. We often know what to ask to gather clues. We often know who might have the best answer, whether it might be another gardener, a book or on the vast resources of the Internet. You can call the Master Gardener Hotline, 417-881-8909, Ext. 320.
You certainly don’t have to be a Master Gardener to be a student of the horticultural world. What really sets us apart is our willingness to give something back, to share, to espouse good and safe practices, and to encourage you to try and try again.
Gardening today is more popular than ever. More than NASCAR or golf or soccer or, well, you name it.
Along with gardening, GREENE believes we’re yearning for something more. Sanctuary, balance, trust, quiet, beauty, knowledge, happiness and celebration, reverence. And one more piece of this giant puzzle, more sustainable ways of living. What we’ve learned so far is that the best is yet to come.
GREENE is hoping you might want to come along. Join us. Take the first step
online and we’ll see you in print.