NDSU Extension Service - Cass County


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Horticulture & Gardening

The Horticulture program in Cass County includes providing the public with current research-based information on gardening, lawn care, plants and flowers, trees and shrubs, and many other horticultural topics.


Master Gardener Program:

The Master Gardener program is made up of volunteers that assist the NDSU Extension Service answering horticulture questions. These volunteers have been trained by NDSU Extension to provide research based information. Currently Cass County has 102 Master Gardeners with 58 actively participating.

Master Gardener Continuing Education:
-Advanced Master Gardener Training
-New NDSU Greenhouse Tour
-NDSU Lab Tours
-Cass/Clay Master Gardener Update
-Spring Gardening Saturday
-Emerald Ash Borer Training

Junior Master Gardener Program:

The Junior Master Gardener program in Cass County improved the knowledge base of 203 youth ages 4 to 21. Cass County Extension provided training in plant growth and development, soils and water, ecology and environmental horticulture, landscape horticulture, insects and diseases, fruits and nuts, vegetables and herbs, tree care and proper planting. Cass County Extension collaborated with Fargo and West Fargo Public Schools, Head Start, NDSU Childcare Center and Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society.

Master Gardener Program
Junior Master Gardener Program
Urban Youth Garden Program

NDSU Home-Lawn-Garden-Trees Resources
NDSU Educational Materials: Lawn-Garden-Flowers-Trees-Shrubs
eXtension: Gardens-Lawns-Landscapes Resources

Garden to Table:
Growing and Preserving Foods

YouTube Videos:
Horticulture for the Home: Building a Raised Bed
Horticulture for the Home: Cabbage Harvest
Horticulture for the Home: Caring for Flowers in the Fall
Horticulture for the Home: Fall Garden Care
Horticulture for the Home: Fall Lawn Care
Horticulture for the Home: Flower Gardening, Part 1
Horticulture for the Home: Flower Gardening, Part 2
Horticulture for the Home:
Gardening is Growing with Young Families

Horticulture for the Home: Gardening Without Removing Sod
Part 1
Horticulture for the Home: Gardening Without Removing Sod
Part 2
Horticulture for the Home: Growing Garlic  
Horticulture for the Home: Soil Testing
Horticulture for the Home: Spring Lawn Care
Horticulture for the Home: Wrapping Trees in the Fall

NDSU Extension Video:
Protect Bees from Insecticide Poisoning

Horticulture Topics:
Annual Flowers
Frequently Asked Questions
Fruit Growing
Ground Covers
Indoor Plants
Informational Sheets
Lawn Care
Master Gardener Program
Ornamental Grass
Perennial Flowers
Trees, Shrubs & Vines
Vegetable Gardening


Todd Weinmann, Extension Agent
Horticulture & Forestry

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