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About Us

The mission of the Dakota County Extension Master Gardener program is to educate and assist the public by answering questions and solving problems about horticulture and related environmental topics. There are more than 130 Dakota County residents who are University of Minnesota Extension-trained and volunteer thousands of hours each year.

Events & Workshops

What We Do

Extension Master Gardeners use up-to-date University information to provide education and horticulture resources.

  • Teaching classes to youth and adults

  • Speaking to groups

  • Participating in community events and projects

  • Conducting research

  • Answering gardening questions online and by phone

  • Partnering with other state and county organizations


Learn more about the state Master Gardener program or how to become a Dakota County Master Gardener:

State-wide Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program

Dakota County Extension Master Gardener membership

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