Master Gardeners are required to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours the first year and 25 hours annually thereafter. Most often Master Gardeners volunteer many more hours than what is required of them.
In 2018 the U of M Extension Master Gardeners in Crow Wing County, volunteered a total of 4055 hours (preparing, teaching, and serving) at a value of $28.15 per hour, provided a total contribution of $114,148.25.
These dollar figures quantify the enormous value that our volunteers provide to Crow Wing County.
Crow Wing County Master Gardeners participate in many different types of volunteer work like community beautification projects, community educational projects and community environmental projects. Listed below are some of our past and current projects: