Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Program
...to enhance and improve the environment and quality of life in the community
The mission of the Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Program is to involve volunteers trained in horticulture to use research-based resources of the University of Minnesota to enhance and improve the environment and quality of life in the community.
The Carver-Scott Master Extension Gardener Program is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of Master Gardener volunteers, creating a financially sustainable framework for program growth, and providing accessible products and services to the people and communities of Carver and Scott Counties.
In Carver and Scott Counties there are over 100 active Master Gardeners who volunteer several thousand hours per year at various activities including teaching classes for community education, free yard and garden help desks, question and answer booths at fairs and community expos, assisting at nursing homes and community gardens, and maintaining teaching gardens at both county fairgrounds.
What do Master Gardeners Do?
Master Gardeners in Carver and Scott counties joined together to form a unified group in 1987, with a grand total membership of five. Since those humble beginnings, the group has grown to its current size of 100+ active members. These members regularly average over 50 hours volunteer time per year and keep busy with many yearly projects. Our focus is Food, the Environment, Diversity and Youth. Click here for more information
Frequently Asked Questions
Garden Fever - March 14, 2015
GARDEN FEVER - Presented by the
Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardeners
Saturday, March 14 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Early registration is $42.
On March 8 and for walk-ins, the price increases to $47
Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
1 Oak Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
A Renewed View:
Fresh Practices & Purpose for You and Your Garden
Are you and your garden a good “love match”? Does your garden-style fit your life-style? Maybe you crave change but need new ideas. Local author and self-proclaimed “lawn chair gardener”, Dawn Pape, will highlight easy, eco-friendly practices and plans that can help your garden reflect a unique purpose. U of M Extension educator and plant breeder, Kathy Zuzek, will show that shrubs have come a long way from boring foundations to many new high-impact landscape options. Program also includes several breakout sessions, vendor exhibits, silent auction, door prizes, light breakfast and a fabulous buffet lunch.
Online registration begins in early January.
For more information contact: 952-466-5300 tel:952-466-5300 or email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE classes taught by Master Gardeners at your local library. No registration needed. All classes start at 6:30.
Click here for the full schedule or click title above. See dates and titles of all our events on our Events/Programing page.
Did you miss the 2014 garden tour?
View 2014 Pre-Tour Video
Thanks to Lilli's neighbor, Connie, you can still see a video of Lilli's garden below.
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