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Extension 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?

2015 Master Gardener Core Course (for new students)

2015 Master Gardener is well under way! We have over 100 students participating this semester and are thrilled to offer classes remotely to Bismarck, Jamestown, Minot, Watford City, and Williston. Our online course option has seen great growth, as well. If you would like to join Dr. Esther McGinnis next time the course is offered, please to be added to the reminder list.

 2015 Volunteer Forms Due

Master Gardeners and MG Interns, its that time of year again when we welcome the harvest. Remember to report your volunteer time. Volunteer and Continuing Education forms are due to your County Agent by November 15. Forms signed by the Agent may be forwarded to the home office. Those who've completed their internship this season can expect a certificate in January 2016.

Information about how to tally hours can be found in the Guidelines section at the left. The correct forms for reporting, along with instructions and deadlines, can be found in the Hours and Forms section at the left. Early entries show we've donated over 1000 lbs of produce to local food banks this growing season! 

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

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