Master Gardener Program


Upcoming Events
Field to Fork Webinars and more Feb 06, 2019 - Apr 17, 2019
Winter Garden College: Woody Perennials Feb 26, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
For the Love of Gardens: A look at the International Peace Garden Mar 02, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM — West Fargo Public Works, 810 12th Ave NW
2019 Spring Tree and Garden Workshop Mar 09, 2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM — Williston REC, 14120 Hwy 2 W, Williston, ND
Spring Fever Garden Forum 2019 Mar 25, 2019 - Apr 15, 2019 — Your county extension office!
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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

2020 Master Gardener Core Course and Extension Pro-Hort Course

Please click to open a new webpage, read more about the courses, and sign up for an alert when the 2020 application period opens.

2019 Master Gardener Core Course and Extension Pro-Hort Course

The application period for 2019 has now closed. Congratulations to those applicants who will be joining us!

Course dates: January 18 - March 29, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (c.d.t.) (no class March 15)

Online Extension Master Gardener Core Course Participants, please expect your loose-leaf textbook by January 8th, 2019. If you do not receive it, please email

Classroom Extension Master Gardener Core Course Participants, your loose-leaf textbook will be held at your classroom location.

Online Extension Pro-Hort Course Participants, please look for your textbook and welcome materials by December 21, 2018.

Valued Master Gardeners and MG Interns

The 2018 service hour forms you submitted are nearly tallied and we will begin working soon on mailing 2018 Certificates. Please email if you've had a change of physical address so you can receive your certificate.

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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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