ND Extension Master Gardener
Please sign up to receive a reminder email regarding Master Gardener Core Course and Pro Hort Course when they next open for applicants. We believe the next courses will be held in January 2022.
The neat thing about the MG course is that you do NOT have to be enrolled at NDSU to get instruction from NDSU faculty and Extension Agents! Also, the course builds on itself, so there is no previous experience required. There are two course options for you, and two ways to participate if you are selected during the application process.
Master Gardener - This option gives you sessions of cutting edge training in soils, weeds, flower and food gardening, pests, pesticides, trees and shrubs, and much more. In return for the education, we ask that you provide the state of ND with 48 hours of volunteer service total in your first two years with us. This is your internship. Following the internship, you become a Certified MG and maintain minimums of volunteer and education hours to maintain in Active status. The course is offered at a reduced fee in return for your volunteerism.
Pro-Horticulture - This option gives you the same learning experience, but does not require volunteerism. This course option WILL NOT lead to Master Gardener certification or the ability to participate in our conferences or group trips. The course fee for this option is higher since no community service is required.
NDSU Campus (Core Course participants only) - Join Esther, NDSU faculty, and other Master Gardeners live on campus
Online (Core Course or Pro-Hort participants) - The course lectures, handouts, and quizzes are available 100% online so you can work at your own pace during the course. High speed internet is required for this option.
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