Master Gardener Program


Upcoming Events
EMG Noon Webinar Series 2017 Feb 07, 2017 - May 09, 2017
Spring Fever Garden Forum 2017 Mar 20, 2017 - Apr 10, 2017 — Your county extension office!
Myra Arboretum Volunteer Day Apr 13, 2017 12:00 AM — Near Larimore, ND
Metigoshe Ministries: Grace-Filled Gardens Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017
EMG 2017 Awards Recognition Day May 20, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017 — Loftsgard Hall, NDSU Campus, Fargo
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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 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!

Master Gardeners and Interns, all certificates have been mailed! A BIG thank you to those who earned some volunteer hours here at the home office by helping me create and mail over 120 pieces! Thank you all for your service to ND! Remember to Save the Date for the EMG 2017 Awards Recognition Day on May 7, 2017!

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. Find out where to visit a garden near you. 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

Phone:  701-231-7406



For More Information

Contact Esther McGinnis or her assistant, Shannon Ueker (; phone: (701) 231-7971

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