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Diversity and inclusion

Celebrating diversity in gardening

The Master Gardener program, as part of University of Minnesota Extension, is committed to the promotion of human dignity and tolerance, as well as the acknowledgement, appreciation, and celebration of diversity and inclusion in all of its endeavors.

The Master Gardener program has been intentional about this commitment. A State Master Gardener Diversity Committee, which functioned actively between 2005 and 2008, developed goals and action plans. Those goals and action plans remain today a foundation for our focus on increasing outreach to ethnically and racially diverse audiences who are new to Minnesota or have been historically underserved.

The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in three goals and action plans:

Goal 1: To increase the cultural competency of Master Gardener staff and volunteers

Goal 2: To provide equal access to Master Gardener services and information for all diverse cultures in Minnesota

Goal 3: To increase the number of ethnic/racially diverse individuals who serve as volunteers or staff within the Master Gardener program

Diversity resources



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