Carver-Scott Master Gardener Program
...to enhance and improve the environment and quality of life in the community
The mission of the Carver-Scott County 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
16th Annual Garden Fever
Garden Ecology: Rethink, Reuse, Restore
Each Decision Makes a Difference
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
1 Oakridge Dr., Chaska.
Emily Tepe, University of Minnesota Horticulturist,
Author of The Edible Landscape
Senior Ecologist, Applied Ecological Services
Classes, vendors, silent auction, and door prizes
Watch for registration here in December!
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Save the Date - 2014 Garden Tour
The Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener 2014 Garden Tour will be on Saturday, July 19 from 9 - 4. Tour will feature gardens in Scott County. Ticket information, maps, tour preview and more are coming to this site spring 2014.
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