Making An Impact

Discovery Garden in July

Discovery Garden in full bloom

Ask A Master Gardener

Extension Master Gardeners provide you with the latest university research-based information.

Master Gardeners are available at the Red Wing Farmers Market to answer your lawn and garden questions. Or, you can also call 651-385-3100 or email goodhuemgs@gmail.com. Just leave a message and an Extension Master Gardener will get back to you shortly.

Master Gardener Led Classes

Check back for future class offerings.

Sharing Knowledge

Goodhue County Extension Master Gardeners (GCEMG) are available to speak to community groups on a wide variety of gardening subjects. Contact us for a full list of program topics.

Public Gardens   

GCEMG volunteers designed and coordinate the maintenance of a large rain garden at Pottery Park in Red Wing, MN. This rain garden captures rainwater that would otherwise travel through the adjacent parking lot, picking up salt, antifreeze and other contaminants from automobiles and enter the storm sewer and then the river system. With the addition of the rain garden, the native plant roots filter out the impurities before the water percolates into the nearby Pottery Pond and local groundwater.

Other Red Wing public gardens that the Goodhue County Extension Master Gardeners has also helped to design, plant and maintain include the gardens at Bay Point Park and the Discovery Garden at Colvill Park. For more information watch Building Our Children’s Discovery GardenYouTube Video  or visit the Discovery Garden Facebook Page 

At the community vegetable gardens in Red Wing, and the Lake City Community Garden, GCEMG’s demonstrate a variety gardening methods including no-till and straw bale gardening, hügelkultur, container and square foot gardening.

Partnerships

Habitat for Humanity – GCEMG’s works with the local chapters of Habitat for Humanity to help new homeowners with their landscaping needs.

Prairie Island Indian Community – GCEMG’s work in partnership with the Prairie Island Indian Community by providing seedlings, online training for their community gardens, insect and disease identification, fruit tree pruning and maintenance services at the Elder Medicinal Garden. We are very grateful for the indigenous plant wisdom they share  with us in return.

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