Master Gardener Program


| Share

Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener Program

The North Dakota Extension Master Gardener Program is not an ordinary education program. An ordinary class would teach you the basics of horticulture. The Master Gardener Program goes beyond ordinary and invests in creating leaders to serve the needs of their communities. Master Gardeners become ambassadors to assist the Extension Service in providing scientifically accurate and environmentally sustainable horticultural advice. Are you ready to be extraordinary?

2014 Master Gardener Core Course (for new students)

Dates: September 19 - November 21, 2014

Time: Every Friday at 8:30am - 12:30pm (Central Time)

Registration is now closed. If you are interested in joining us next fall please email to be added to the reminder list for August 2015.

Volunteer Hours and Continuing Education Reporting

NDMG's and MG Interns, hours and education reporting forms for Jan 2014-Oct 2014 are due to the home office by November 15, 2014. Wondering what counts? Check out the "Master Gardener Volunteer Opportunities" section. Wondering how to report? Check out the "Forms" section. Committees are being formed to firm up minimum hours expectations in the future but for this year, send in any hours you have! Counties with high total volunteer hours will be recognized.

Your NDMG Newsletter is The Dirt!

The Dirt is beginning to be sifted! Interested in submitting a column, photo, or tip? Interested in managing, editing, or designing? Any volunteer work you do for your newsletter will count towards fulfilling volunteer hour goals! Email us with your interest!


Master Gardener Coordinator/Extension Horticulturist:

Esther E. McGinnis, Ph.D.

North Dakota State University

Department of Plant Sciences

NDSU Dept. 7670

PO Box 6050

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Phone:  701-231-7406



For More Information

Contact Esther McGinnis or her assistant, Shannon Ueker (; phone: (701) 231-7971

Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.