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Master Gardeners of Aitkin County

Master Gardeners of Aitkin County

About Master Gardeners in Aitkin County

Educating people where they live and work about horticulture

Master 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.

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Become a Master Gardener

Join Us!

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. They remain Master Gardeners to enjoy the friendship of others who share their interests, to gain and share research-based horticultural knowledge and to give back to the community through their volunteer commitment.

If combining your passion for people and plants sounds appealing, you may be a good Master Gardener candidate. A formal education in horticulture isn’t necessary—we will provide the training and resources to help you teach others. There are five steps to becoming a Master Gardener – each step is described in more detail below.

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Have a Gardening Question?

Extension Master Gardeners in Aitkin County will assist you in answering gardening questions.

By phone call the Master Gardener Helpline at 218-927-7370 or 218-927-2538, then press 5Leave a detailed message.  We'll research your question and returen your call with information within 24-48 hours.

Visit us at an 'Ask a Master Gardener' information booth.  Our booth schedule is:

  • Aitkin County Fair
  • Aitkin Farmers Market
  • McGregor Farmers Market

Email your question, and even send a digital photo, to Extension's online 'Ask an Expert' at: www1.extension.umn.edu/garden/ask/

You can also research on your own with diagnostic tools and publications on the University of Minnesota Extension garden website at: www1.extension.umn.edu/garden/

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