Educating people where they live and work about horticultural best practices
Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers who educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information. This educational effort is designed to enhance the public’s quality of life and to promote good stewardship of the environment.
There are more than 100 Master Gardeners living in Washington County who volunteer several thousand hours each year to educate others. Activities range from teaching Community Education classes, diagnosing plant problems, and answering questions at “Ask a Master Gardener” events, to helping people in the community with their environmental issues such as water quality, invasive species, and noxious weeds.