Master Gardener Program


Upcoming Events
Community Garden Leadership Workshop Mar 14, 2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Lutheran Social Services, 3911 20th Ave S, Fargo, ND
Spring Fever Garden Forum 2018 Mar 19, 2018 - Apr 09, 2018 — Your county extension office!
Mountrail County Home & Garden Show Apr 07, 2018 12:00 AM
Grand Forks Gardening Saturday Apr 14, 2018 08:00 AM - 04:15 PM — Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
Pretty Bloomers Spring Gardening Workshop Apr 19, 2018 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM — Breckenridge Elementary School Cafeteria, 810 Beede Ave, Breckenridge, MN
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Extension 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 North Dakota Extension Service in providing scientifically accurate and environmentally sustainable horticultural advice. Are you ready to be extraordinary?

Master Gardener Program

Kudos to our Active Master Gardeners!Veggies for the Pantry group photo

Each morning industry professionals in agriculture and horticulture across the U.S. receive Morning Ag Clips: Farming News, Harvested Daily delivered to their email inboxes. On two consecutive days in January the lead article for North Dakota subscribers was one involving NDSU Extension Master Gardeners!

Click here to be taken to the article co-authored by our own Dr. Esther McGinnis about the Veggies for the Pantry initiative.

Click here to be taken to the article authored by Dr. Joe Zeleznik, who has been a great instructor in the work done at Myra Arboretum near Larimore.

Congratulations to Extension Master Gardeners for being recognized statewide for their hard work this year.

2018 Core Course and Pro-Hort Course

Thank you, North Dakotans across the state who called and emailed with questions regarding Extension Master Gardener Program throughout this last year. We're delighted to be such a sought after program in the minds of North Dakota's gardening and horticultural communities!

Congratulations to those who will be joining us beginning January 19, 2018 for the next offering of both the Professional Horticulture course and the Core Internship course.

2019 Core Course and Pro-Hort Course

If you missed out on the application process for 2018, please use our SignUpGenius to get a notification via email when the application window opens for 2019. Sign up here.

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 Shannon Ueker, Extension Administrative Assistant (; phone: (701) 231-7971

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