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Learn to can tomatoes, make jelly in Master Gardener Class Aug. 6

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For only $5, you can learn to can tomatoes and make blackberry jelly–and take some home with you—in a class Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to Noon at First Baptist Church, 1400 W. Jackson St. in Ozark. The class is hosted by Christian County Master Gardeners.Canning tomatoes 03

The class is limited to 10 people and requires advance registration at the University of Missouri Extension office on the Square in Ozark, 581-3558. Pay there or bring cash with you. Meet in the kitchen of the church.

The class will be presented by Master Gardeners JJ Leek and Marla Hull of CCMG.

Looking ahead to September, CCMG will host a plant sale in Sept.24, 8-11 a.m., in the parking lot of Nixa Assembly of God church, 113 W. Mt. Vernon, Nixa, and that afternoon from 1-4 p.m. a free public seminar on season extenders at the Nixa Community Center, 701 N. Taylor Way.

Here are just some of the activities of Christian County Master Gardeners:

  • Maintain public flower gardens and landscaping projects in Ozark, Nixa and Clever.
  • Offer  the Gardening Hotline, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-Noon, from mid-March to mid-October at the Extension office.
  • Host annual spring and fall plant sales.
  • Host free public seminars, as well as advanced training workshops for Master Gardeners.
  • Write and edit a gardening column in the Christian County Headliner News.

You can follow Christian County Master Gardeners on Facebook and http://extension.missouri.edu/ccmg or email us at christianmg@missouri.edu.

Missouri Extension is committed to providing equity and access to all through the implementation of practices and procedures that ensure compliance with federal laws and university policies and that enhance the Extension’s capacity to serve the people of Missouri.

Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Contact CCMG immediately if you need accommodations because of disability, need to relay emergency medical information or need special arrangements if the building is evacuated.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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