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Be a Master Gardener, Your Passion, University Training!

Are you a backyard gardener? Do you enjoy growing flowers and vegetables to share? Do friends, family and neighbors turn to you with gardening questions? Are you interested in sharing that knowledge as a volunteer in your neighborhood?

Master gardener activities benefit schools, community gardens, youth and environmental programs, farmers markets and more.

Master gardeners receive 48 hours of University training in horticulture and are paired with a mentor for the first year. You'll experience a variety of volunteer opportunities educating residents in eco-friendly gardening to improve physical and environmental health. Limited financial assistance is available.

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Then, to apply as a Ramsey County Master Gardener, e-mail us ( or 651.704.2053) your name, e-mail address, and phone number.