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Master Gardeners of Goodhue County: About Us

Our New Website

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The Goodhue County Master Gardeners have a new website at goodhuemastergardeners.org. We have new gardening articles, a calendar with gardening events all around the region and lots of other timely information for Minnesota gardeners.

For more information on how to become a Goodhue County Master Gardener, please visit our new webpage or call the Extension Office at 651-385-3100.

What do Master Gardeners do in Goodhue County?

Goodhue County Master Gardeners do a variety of volunteer activities including building a rain garden at the lowest point of a downtown Red Wing parking lot. Before there was a rain garden the water would travel through the parking lot picking up salt, antifreeze and other contaminants from automobiles and then drain directly into a storm sewer and then into the river system. Now the rain garden captures the rain water and the plant roots filter out the impurities before the water percolates into the groundwater. Master Gardeners will also be helping to design and plant a large rain garden at the new Pottery Park in 2008.

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Goodhue Co. Master Gardeners planting a rain garden by a parking lot.

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About Us

Educating people where they live and work about horticultural best practices

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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