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? To be informed of our next MG Core Course offering please submit your request
Master Gardener Certification Season
Master Gardener Interns and Certified Master Gardeners have recorded hours of hard work through research and teaching, food pantry donations, and presence in their communities. Please, join us in celebrating our ND Extension Master Gardeners. The amount of donated hours and pounds of fresh food donated grow each year, and this year was no exception! In 2016, over 7000 pounds of produce was donated in 10 counties and over 11,000 hours of service were donated in 30 counties!
Members, if you are moving from an intern to a Certified Master Gardener, expect your certificate in the mail in January. If you have met the 2016 recertification guidelines (12 hours of volunteer service, 8 hours of continuing education) look for your certificate in the mail in early February.
Master Gardener Pollinator Garden Grants Awarded
Thank you to all who applied for a 2016 MG Pollinator Garden Grant. Sixteen gardens in 14 counties were awarded monies. Interested in applying for a grant for a garden in your community? Check back in March 2017 for more information.
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 (email@example.com); phone: (701) 231-7971