Goodhue County Extension Master Gardeners give presentations to garden clubs and other community groups all over the area on a variety of different horticultural topics. Here is a list of the available programs:
Installing a Rain Garden
Managing Oriental Bittersweet and other Woody Invasives
Monastic Herb Gardening
How to Prune Trees
Making a Faerie Garden
Understanding Plant Patents
Landscaping for Birds
Purchasing and Planting the Right Tree
Planning and Building a Public Garden
The MN Extension Master Gardener Program
Establishing Ground Covers
Planting for Fragrance
Planning a Potager (Kitchen Garden)
A Visit to Public Gardens Around the World
For more information about having a Goodhue County Extension Master Gardener speak to your group, please contact Terry L. Yockey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Extension office at 651-385-3100.
A GCEMG gives a presentation on No-till Gardening to the Horticultural Society in Red Wing.
Our calendar filled with yard and gardening classes, garden events and garden tours all around the southern Minnesota and Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Click the Agenda tab to get a full listing of all the current events or click each separate date for a description and map that shows you how to get there.
If you have gardening talents you would like to share with other residents of Goodhue County, consider becoming a Master Gardener! Applications for this University of Minnesota Extension sponsored program are accepted each fall.
The Master Gardener program is an educational program designed to train volunteers to help others in their communities with horticulture. The Master Gardener Core Course is held at either the University of Minnesota (St Paul MN) or the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (Chaska MN) or 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 are: 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.