March 08, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

New Gardening Classes in 2011

University of Missouri Extension Master Gardeners will partner with Springfield-Greene County Park Board locations, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, and Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, to offer several new classes that will enhance gardening knowledge and skills.

The Farm Park series is titled "Growing Knowledge at the Farm." All classes are held from 6 – 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Pre-registration is required at 417-837-5949.
Series topics include:

Botanical Center's classes are titled "Into Gardening Series." All classes are held from 9 – 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Pre-registration is required at 417-891-1515 and each session has a fee of $10.

Series topics include:

Registration for both locations and series can also be made online at

For more information, media contact: Patrick Byers, MU Extension, 417-881-8909; or Amy Dooley, Farm Park Coordinator, 417-837-5944.