Spring is coming, and the South Dakota Master Gardeners Association Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Grant Application Forms and criteria are ready for submission! Applications for funding consideration are due on or before March 30, 2018.
SDSU Extension staff have created a suite of templates that can be used by currently active and registered SDSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers as they engage in service to their community.
The purpose of the SDSU Extension Master Gardener (EMG) program is to provide current, research-based, consumer horticulture information and education to the citizens of South Dakota through SDSU Extension Master Gardener projects and services.
SDSU Extension hosts Master Gardener Training annually throughout the state of South Dakota during the summer months. Master Gardener training is an eight-week course and is offered at three locations throughout the state.
Master Gardeners are welcome to join Master Gardener groups across the state of South Dakota. These are volunteer-run clubs. For more information about club meeting dates/times and activities, please contact the club officers listed below.
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
SDSU Extension Master Gardener Clubs come together to provide services and education to communities across the state. This article features a snapshot of some of the programs that have been offered over the last 8-12 months.
The new volunteer reporting system allows 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.
Consult these resources for answers to common plant and weed issues, including: Plant Characteristics, Plant Problems (Diseases, Insects, and Abiotic), Plant Selection and Management, and Weed Identification and Control.
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.