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

Over 3800 Pounds of Fresh Produce!

Veggies for the Pantry Ends Successfully

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 Veggies for the Pantry was an initiative putting Extension Master Gardeners in place in Dilworth, Moorhead, Fargo, and West Fargo to collect excess fruit and vegetable production from area home gardens. Produce was then delivered to Emergency Food Pantry and Churches United. The 2017 season has ended but we would like to thank the team of Master Gardeners for their hard work and especially thank area home gardeners for their generosity! We know a few more donations will be coming in, but we've already beat last year's amazing totals! WOW!

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 January 19, 2018. Look for application information here 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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