Tanya Stanley, District Director 2015-2017
Central District includes 12 federated garden clubs in the Mid Missouri area, primarily around Columbia and Jefferson City. The district reaches north to Centralia and south to the Lake of the Ozarks. Gardening hardiness zones range from 5a to 6b, tempered by the Lake and the Missouri River region, and soils from heavy clay to thin, rocky chert. Some environments include prairie remnants, rich woodlands, flood plains, hilly valleys, pasture/farmland and Ozark glades.