Master Gardeners Article Archive

South Dakota Master Gardener Association

The South Dakota Master Gardener (SDMG) Association is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide assistance to SDSU Extension in carrying out their basic mission to disseminate research-based information on ornamental horticulture and gardening to the general public by coordinating the activities of its member Master Gardeners in fulfilling their obligated hours of assistance to SDSU Extension

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SDSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Reporting System

The new volunteer reporting system for SDSU Extension Master Gardeners is under development and will be launched in the spring of 2017. This web-application will allow SDSU Extension’s Master Gardeners the ability to add their volunteer hours and training activities through the means of an on-line interface which can be accessed by the state's Master Gardener program administrators.

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Master Gardeners Work to Enhance Lifelight Festival Grounds

The LifeLight Festival Grounds Garden near Worthing, S.D. is starting its third year as a Master Gardener Project. Many individual gardens surround a pond. It is a very beautiful and tranquil place. Not only is it beautiful during the festival on Labor Day weekend but during the summer for company and club picnics. The gardens have also been used as backdrops for senior pictures, baptisms, club meetings and tours. This is the first year to be on the Minnehaha Master Gardener Tour of Gardens. We received the largest SD Master Gardener grant last year.

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Gold Star Badge Nominations Sought

The gold star badge may be awarded to any current, participating Master Gardener. Earlier graduates will be considered first in recognition for their efforts in implementing and initializing the master gardener program in SD. but chronological order is not mandatory.  Please submit your nominations for Gold Star Badge Recipients no later than July 30, 2015 to David Graper or LeAnn Feuillerat.

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