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July 19th proclaimed U of M Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Day

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For 35 years, Minnesota citizens have been learning and teaching about horticulture as P1180345.JPGMaster Gardener volunteers. Since the first class in 1977, Master Gardeners have conservatively contributed over 1.7 million hours in Minnesota communities, teaching research-based University horticulture and sharing their passions for gardening and the environment. 

Governor Dayton has proclaimed July 19th as a day of recognition of U of M Extension Master Gardener volunteers and to celebrate their positive affect on our lives as Minnesotans. From community gardens and school classrooms to partnerships and faculty research, The Master Gardeners in our communities have helped improve people's lives and helped citizens see how they can be good stewards of the earth by following best practices in horticulture in their own backyards.

To read the proclamation: University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Day-1.pdf

On July 19th, take a minute to thank the Master Gardeners in your community, your school, and in your life for their help in learning how to apply the research happening at your University in your own backyard. 

Thank you, Master Gardeners, for all you have done as volunteers, and for all you continue to do!

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