About the Master Gardeners in Anoka CountyMaster Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. This educational effort is designed to enhance the public's quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.
Anoka County Master Gardeners:
- Educate adults by teaching classes at the Home Landscaping and garden Fair, the Walk in the Garden Series or upon request by local organizations (see our Events page)
- Educate youth in schools through the Junior Master Gardener program, the GAPS Challenge program and 4H programs
- Provide landscape design and instruction for Habitat for Humanity sites
- Answer residents' horticulture questions via the Yard and Garden Line phone service
- Serve weekly throughout summer at the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinics
- Set up Ask A Master Gardener Booths at local garden centers, community events, Anoka County Fair and at the Nowthen Threshing Show
- Assist with partnering organizations such as Great River Greening, local watershed districts, Anoka County Parks
- Design and maintain the Anoka County Veteran's Peace and Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
A love of gardening, a search for knowledge and a desire to share that knowledge with others is central to why people join the Master Gardener program. Learn more about becoming a Master Gardener.