From backyards to parks and beginners to experts, the Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Program is a local partnership here to help you. We are a collective of trained volunteers accredited by the University of Minnesota Extension who provide free, unbiased horticultural and environmental best practices. Our goal is to enhance quality of life through informed decision making. We reach thousands of people every year, partnering with schools, cities, organizations and neighbors throughout Carver and Scott counties. Contact us to see how we can help!
“I would like to express my thanks for how helpful the Master Gardeners are! I have been working closely with Bob on the Riverview Terrace project for two years. This year, he put so much time and energy into creating a better plan for our space. He worked hours behind the scenes on creating a plan for us and determining amounts of materials needed for completing the project. I am in awe of how helpful he is and how much passion he has for this work. I can’t express my thanks enough! Last night he brought a crew of other Master Gardeners with him and the way they all worked together with the residents to get the garden set up and planted was truly amazing! I feel so fortunate to have Bob working with us on this project; I know it wouldn’t be nearly as successful without him. Again I really thank you and all of the Master Gardeners for the services you provide.”
Carver County Health and Human Services
"Now confident as to where to prune and how.” “Plan to explore the different varieties of vegetables! I had no idea there were so many!!” “I was not aware of native plants at all – thanks for the info!”
Library class participants
"Thank you so much for donating your time to the Bluff Creek Garden for our planting day! You help contribute to the success of the garden by getting the kids interested in gardening and the outside world around them! The kids had such a great time learning..."
Bluff Creek Elementary
“I would not have been able to do it without you!...It’s very important to me to not only provide Shakopee residents with trees, but to give them knowledge on how to properly plant and care for them. You all helped tremendously with that.”