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?
We are in the process of adding more programming to enhance the Master Gardener Program. See the following events planned for 2014.
2014 Master Gardener Core Course (for new students)
Dates: September 19th - November 14th, 2014
Time: Every Friday at 8:30am - 12:30pm (Central Time)
Classroom Locations: TBD
Convenient online option too! More information is coming!
Continuing Education Opportunities Coming this Spring
Information on all events is available at the top right-hand-side of this page.
Square Foot Gardening with Lindsey Novak will be held in Jamestown on March 24th, 2014.
Gardening Saturday will be held in Fargo at NDSU on March 8, 2014 and in Grand Forks at Alerus Center on April 5, 2014.
Emerald Ash Borer First Detector Training will be held in Fargo and Mandan, ND.
A High Tunnel Workshop will be held in Casselton March 10, 2014.
Out-of-State Master Gardener Summer Field Trip
Join us for a pleasurable and educational tour of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN. We will also tour Clemmons and Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud. More gardens may be added as time permits.
In-State Master Gardener Summer Field Trip
Master Gardeners, do you have horticultural or ecological treasures in your county? Propose an agenda and we will come!
Save the date for the 1st Annual Master Gardener Convention!
Our first convention will be held in Fargo the weekend of September 6th. We will have educational lectures, fun tours, and a banquet to recognize exceptional Master Gardeners.
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
For More Information
Contact Esther McGinnis or her assistant, Shannon Ueker (firstname.lastname@example.org); phone: (701) 231-7971