Join us on an adventure! Welcome to the 2022 NDSU Extension 

Master Gardener Core Course.

January 28 through April 8, 2022

Dr. Esther E. McGinnis, NDSU Extension Horticulturist/Extension Master Gardener Program Director

North Dakota State University

NDSU Dept. 7670

PO Box 6050

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Phone:  701-231-7406


The goal of the MG Core Course is to make you a well-rounded horticulturist. You will learn about plant selection, botany, tree care, soils, entomology, plant diseases, and turf, as well as fruit and vegetable production in the Great Plains. In the end, we hope that you will be able to troubleshoot common plant problems and select plants appropriate for the landscape. Three or four topics will be covered each week. Participants will watch the lecture in person, via webinar technology, or recorded lecture. After the lecture, students will read the assigned chapters in the manual, take the open book quiz, and complete any surveys. All assignments must be completed by April 6, 2018.
For more information contact Esther McGinnis at

The audience for this course is: Master Gardeners Interns in North Dakota

By taking this course, students will learn: a broad overview of horticultural topics that will allow them to select appropriate plants and to troubleshoot problems

For more information or to enroll please contact: Esther McGinnis at

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