Master Gardener Program


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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

2017 Master Gardener Volunteerism

Of North Dakota's 53 counties, 31 have active program participants who reported more than 10,000 hours of volunteer time to the state of North Dakota in 2017. Hours of continuing education skyrocketed to over 2,300 hours of time spent in the classroom in 2017! The time donated by our volunteers in beautifying, feeding, and researching our state is a great value. Thank you!

2018 Core Course and Pro-Hort Course

Thank you, North Dakotans across the state who called and emailed with questions regarding Extension Master Gardener Program throughout this last year. We're delighted to be such a sought after program in the minds of North Dakota's gardening and horticultural communities!

Congratulations to those who will be joining us beginning January 19, 2018 for the next offering of both the Professional Horticulture course and the Core Internship course.

2019 Core Course and Pro-Hort Course

If you missed out on the application process for 2018, please use our SignUpGenius to get a notification via email when the application window opens for 2019. Sign up 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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