Master Gardener Program


Upcoming Events
NDSU Horticulture Research Field Day Aug 11, 2021 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM — near Absaraka, ND
Plants, Local Foods, and Outdoor Spaces Sep 02, 2021 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM — NDSU Research Gardens, 12th Ave and 18th St N, Fargo, ND
7th Annual IPG Trip Sep 10, 2021 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM — International Peace Garden
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APPLY to be a NDSU Extension Certified Pollinator Garden

Beginning in 2016, NDSU Master Gardener Program has been awarded grant money to recognize homeowners for their commitment to maintaining healthy and helpful environments for pollinator insects.

Apply for your Home Pollinator Garden Sign!

Home Pol Sign

NDSU Extension Master Gardener Program is encouraging homeowners to build new pollinator gardens or transform their existing garden by adding pollinator plants. Your garden can be become a colorful oasis and nourish our bees and butterflies. You are eligible if you reside in North Dakota, Minnesota,South Dakota, or Montana and meet the guidelines in the application.

Click hereto open the short application in a new window. You'll need to know the approximate square footage or your garden(s) and which native plants from our lists are growing during spring, summer, and fall.

Our Teaching Tools

At the left you'll find links to NDSU Extension documents to help you build your best garden and to teach others about the importance of pollinator insects. Hover over the link to read a summary, click the link to open the document.

Our Impact

In the first year, 2016, NDSU Extension Master Gardener received 50 applications and awarded 50 home pollinator signs, designating 143,259 square feet of MN, ND, and SD pollinator insect friendly! Since then, we've sent an additional 70 signs to MN, MT, ND, and SD totaling over 4,406,800 square feet (over 100 acres)!

Take a virtual tour of home gardens by clicking on the house icons. If photos are available, you can click on the picture to flip through the photos. Locate public sites to visit by clicking on the flower icons. Other public gardens can be viewed here.

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