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In 2014, there were 2,355 University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers. They gave a total of 137,891 hours of service to their communities. That is an average of 58.6 hours per volunteer and a public value worth more than $2.9 million. These enthusiastic and University-trained volunteers help Minnesotans solve problems and make their communities more sustainable, beautiful, knowledgeable and fun!

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What drives Master Gardeners to share their green thumbs?

Minnesotans have dependable allies to help make our communities greener and healthier: U of M Extension Master Gardeners. What does that mean for Minnesota? Read story.

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Teaching in the garden

Extension Master Gardener volunteers complete rigorous training and spend at least 25 hours each year teaching communities how to garden. More.

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