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Master Gardeners of Goodhue County

Master Gardeners of Goodhue County

Become a Goodhue County Master Gardener

Those who have gardening talents they would like to share with other residents of Goodhue County are being sought for the Master Gardener program sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension.

The Master Gardener program is an educational program designed to train volunteers to help others in their communities with horticulture. The 2012 Master Gardener Core Course will be held at the University of MN -- St. Paul Campus and online. A total of 48 hours of education, this class is taught by University of Minnesota extension educators and faculty. Some of the topics included in the core course will be: entomology, herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs, indoor plants, integrated pest management, lawn care, fruits and vegetables.

Upon completion of the Master Gardener program, each Master Gardener is required to complete an internship of 50 hours of volunteer time the first year, and 25 hours of volunteer time in following years. These volunteer hours can be achieved in a variety of ways including presentations and community service projects.

For more information, please contact, U of MN Extension Goodhue County, 651-385-3100 or 1-800-385-3101.