Master Gardener Spotlight: Monarch Waystation

This article about the work of Minnesota master gardeners originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. In September 2020, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in Crow Wing County spearheaded an effort to create a Monarch Waystation on the Central Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge campus in Brainerd, a facility for people…

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Thank You, Master Gardeners!

Nearly 50,000 Minnesotans got answers to their gardening problems in 2020 thanks to University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. That’s one of the inspiring statistics and stories in a recently released annual report from the group. If you are not familiar with them, master gardeners have been around since 1977. The program is run by…

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Minnesota Green: Sherburne County Master Gardeners

The Minnesota Green program has had a big impact on the Sherburne County Master Gardeners’ community gardening projects, and they’ve only participated in the program for one year. “Before Minnesota Green, I was spending money out of my own pocket to get plants for our kids’ gardening programs. I was happy to do it, but…

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