Master Gardener Program


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Plants, Local Foods, and Outdoor Spaces Sep 05, 2019 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM — NDSU Research Gardens, 12th Ave and 18th St N, Fargo, ND
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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

Many congratulations to our Class of 2019! New Master Gardener Interns are looking for volunteer projects throughout the state and our Professional Horticulture registrants have received their certificates of completion. Thank you for joining us and best wishes for a bountiful growing season.

Valued Master Gardeners and MG Interns

2018 was another great year for NDSU Extension Master Gardener! Participants from 32 counties in ND reported over 10,000 hours of community service, over 2600 hours of continuing education program attendance, and just over 7100 pounds of fresh garden produce donated to area food banks!

Twenty-five MG Interns became Certified Master Gardeners, over 100 active Master Gardeners were recertified, and 13 MG Diagnostic Apprentices have completed their training and will be honored as MG Diagnosticians at our annual awards day celebration on June 22.

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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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