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Northern Gardener Magazine – Master Gardener Spotlight

The Crow Wing County Master Gardeners were recently featured in Northern Gardener Magazine for their effort to create a Monarch Waystation on the Central Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge campus in Brainerd.

READ the entire article here.

Lakeland Public Television – Community Giving Project Feature

The Crow Wing County Master Gardener Volunteers work at the Northland Arboretum was recently featured on Lakeland Public Television.

WATCH the entire feature here.

The Brainerd Dispatch and Pine & Lakes – Community Giving Project Article

An initiative of the Crow Wing County Master Gardener Volunteers was recently featured in the Brainerd Dispatch.

READ the entire article here.

The Star Tribune – Master Gardener Spotlight

Crow Wing County Master Gardener Volunteer Coralee Fox’s gardens and ground were recently featured in the Star Tribune.

READ the entire article here.

Giving Gardens at Northland Arboretum in 2020

Gardening 101 for Youth and Adults was canceled in 2020 due to COVID. The Crow Wing County Master Gardeners established ‘Giving Gardens’ in order to still utilize that valuable space at the Northland Arboretum. All produce grown in these gardens will be donated to the community. In addition, to help those who may be starting vegetable gardens for the first time, the Master Gardeners have developed “Garden Guides” fact sheets. Reference them on our website here.

Thanks to Brainerd Lakes Area Relief, Crow Wing Energized, and Whole Kids for helping to make this project a success and for the funds to make some much needed improvements to the gardens. The Master Gardeners hope to resume Gardening 101 in 2021.

READ MORE about the Giving Gardens at the Northland Arboretum: Here’s a wonderful article from the Brainerd Dispatch. 

Plant Sale 

Each Spring, the Northland Arboretum, the Brainerd Garden Club and Crow Wing Master Gardeners host their Annual Plant Sale. Thank you to all who join us to make this a successful fund raiser!



Youth and Adult/Veteran Gardening

READ MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S YOUTH AND ADULT/VETERAN GARDENING 101 CLASS: Here’s a wonderful Extension Highlight written by: Tracey Srock, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteer in Crow Wing County; Dan Lee and Jennifer Lee, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener interns. 

Check out this great article from the Brainerd Dispatch for more information on Gardening 101.

U of M Extension Master Gardeners at Crow Wing County Fair

U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners staff the “Ask a Master Gardener” booth located in the Horticulture Building at the Crow Wing County Fair from 10 am to 8 pm every day of the fair.  

Visit the informational booth to obtain up-to-date, research-based information on many horticulture-related topics such as flower, vegetable gardening, wildlife management, etc.  Also bring diseased plant material for diagnosis.  Information about the Master Gardener Program and how to become a certified program member will also be available.  To find us, look for the white pergola in the center area of the building.  

For more information about the informational booth, Crow Wing Master Gardeners at (218) 824-1068.