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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

2019 Master Gardener Core Course and Extension Pro-Hort Course

The 2019 NDSU Extension Master Gardener Core Course and Extension Professional Horticulture Course dates have been set. Thank you for applying to join us Fridays, January 18 - March 29, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (c.d.t.) (no class March 15).  The application period for our 2019 offerings has now closed.

Extension Master Gardener Core Course applicants, notification of acceptance or denial will be sent to the email address you provided in your application by Monday, November 19, 2018. Please check the email account you provided in your application..

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

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2018 Master Gardener and MG Intern Volunteer and Educational Service Hours due November 15

It's that exciting time of year when North Dakota's best send in their service hours and we get to see what amazing projects have been blossoming across our great state! Report service and learning through October 31, 2018 and submit all forms by November 15, 2018 to qualify for 2018 Award Nomination. Find forms, minimums needed to remain active with the program, and mailing addresses 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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