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In 2013, there were 2,302 University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers. They gave a total of 130,400 hours of service to their communities. That is an average of 56.6 hours per volunteer and a public value worth more than $2.6 million. These enthusiastic and University-trained volunteers help Minnesotans solve problems and make their communities more sustainable, more beautiful, more knowledgeable, and more fun!

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Spotlight on Master Gardeners

  • Tomato Problems Brochure Available

    By mgweb - Thursday, September 11, 2014

    This new brochure about three common tomato problems in Minnesota gardens was a popular handout at the Extension Master Gardener booth during the 2014 State Fair.  To review or download the handout ... More

  • Generous Gift to Benefit the Program

    By mgweb - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

    Please join us in celebrating an exciting gift to benefit the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program! Pam Hartley, a Ramsey County Extension Master Gardener, has created a new endowment fund ... More

  • "Ask A Master Gardener" at 2014 Minnesota State Fair

    By mgweb - Monday, August 04, 2014

    The 2014 Minnesota State Fair is just around the corner - August 21 through September 1. Be sure to stop by the "Ask a Master Gardener" booth in the Agriculture and ... More

  • Extension Master Gardener Annual Trials 2014: Tomatoes, Taste, Technology

    By mgweb - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

    by Julie Weisenhorn, University of Minnesota Extension educator, horticulture This year, one crop being trialed by Extension Master Gardeners is patio tomatoes. These are tomatoes developed to be grown in ... More

  • Junior Master Gardener Students Make Donation to Start New Program in Brainerd

    By mgweb - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Nearly 150 fifth grade students at Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy for Math and Environmental Sciences in Champlin, MN walked across the stage on June 6 to receive their certificates and pins to become ... More

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