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In 2012, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers gave nearly 130,000 hours of service to their communities. That is an average of 52.8 hours per volunteer and a public value worth more than $2.5 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

  • Extension Master Gardeners have the answers at the 2013 MN State Fair

    By Julie Weisenhorn - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Amidst the food, fun and heat, Master Gardeners talk with an average of 400 people per day during the Fair. More

  • Red wigglers visit Gopher Adventures

    By Julie Weisenhorn - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    The focus of the day was soil - good soil, bad soil, what's in soil - and how worms compost soil. Gopher adventurers gathered 'round as Extension educator and Master ... More

  • Minnesota Commissioner of Education visits with Master Gardeners at school garden

    By Julie Weisenhorn - Thursday, June 27, 2013

    June 24, 2013 - Commissioner Brenda Cassellius of the Minnesota Department of Education, visited the Woodland Elementary School Garden in Alexandria, MN. The garden and the youth gardening program is ... More

  • State Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

    By mgweb - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener State Advisory Board welcomed five new board members in June at its first quarterly meeting of the 2013-2014 program year. It was also ... More

  • Saluting Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

    By moenx010 - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    During National Volunteer Week, April 21 -27, we salute University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers!  In the most recent year, Extension Master Gardeners contributed over 129,220 hours of volunteer service preparing ... More

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