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

Exciting Summer Initiatives!

Pollinator Garden SignsTviet, Diana pollinator sign

Extension Master Gardener is excited to once again "bee" offering our Certified NDSU Extension Pollinator Garden Signs! Click to apply for your garden sign and be the envy of your gardening friends! Use the link at the left to learn more about native plants and pollinators. (Image of placed sign at right courtesy of Diana in Larimore)

Veggies for the Pantry

Veggies logo

 Veggies for the Pantry is an initiative that puts Extension Master Gardeners in place in Dilworth, Moorhead, Fargo, and West Fargo to collect excess fruit and vegetable production from your home gardens and deliver it to the Emergency Food Pantry and Churches United. Simply drop off your overages on Monday evenings at one of several locations and we'll deliver! See the Veggies for the Pantry link at the left for an interactive map of locations as well as a printable flyer with addresses.

Winter Opportunities for New Learners!

Master Gardener Core Course

under constructionOur entry level Master Gardener course, the "Core Course" is under construction. Esther and the NDSU Extension team will unveil a new take on the course which will begin in January 2018. Look for application information to become available in November. For more information on the requirements to be an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, click on "Extension Master Gardener Guidelines" at the left, then "Master Gardener Intern Guidelines."

Please submit your request

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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