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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 the Extension Service in providing scientifically accurate and environmentally sustainable horticultural advice. Are you ready to be extraordinary?

Master Gardener Core Course

New students have begun the 2016 Master Gardener Core Course! The ten week program will prep them to become Master Gardener Interns who will spend their first two years in the program donating 48 hours of service time back to ND! Welcome, class of 2016, we're so happy to have you!!

If you missed out on this year's course and would like to be informed of our next core course registration sometime in 2018, please submit your request by choosing "Sign Up" and then "Submit and Sign up" at the page bottom and providing contact information. You're also welcome to continue checking our website for updates on course offerings, classes, tours, and much more.

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.

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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