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Plant Sale!

2019 Plant Sale: Saturday, May 25th at the Northland Arboretum! Save the date-more info coming soon. The Brainerd Garden Club and Crow Wing Master Gardeners will host the annual plant sale at the Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Brainerd MN.

2019 Youth Gardening 101

Classes begin June 5th and run through August 28th; 9:30-11:30 am. Registration form is required by first class. Information and registration call Northland Arboretum at 218-829-8770.

Become a Master Gardener in Crow Wing County!

If you have an interest in plants and gardening and would enjoy sharing that interest with others, apply to become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteer.  Applications were accepted for the Crow Wing County Extension Master Gardener Program until October 1st.

Individuals selected for the program will begin an internship that starts with the Master Gardener core course training in January.  The course is taught online or in-person at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  Instructors are University of Minnesota Extension educators and faculty.

Following the course, interns will complete 50 hours of volunteer service in the first year, working with local Master Gardener volunteers on a variety of projects that educate the public about gardening and horticulture.  Interns might answer plant questions by phone or at an information booth, write a newspaper column, or make a presentation to a community group.

After completing the internship, you become a certified University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener.  To remain certified, Master Gardeners must contribute at least 25 hours of volunteer service annually.

For an application packet and more information, please contact Crow Wing Master Gardeners at 218-454-4769. 

U of M Extension Master Gardeners at Crow Wing County Fair

U of M Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will be staffing 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, July 30th through August 3rd, 2019.  

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 218-454-4769.


Veterans Intro to Gardening

Open to Military Veterans and their families, pre-register for the very first hands on food gardening education in our area. Garden sessions run one day per week early June through August, 9:30 am -11:30 am. Plus one time initial class for garden planning and spring prep. Call the Northland Arboretum to reserve your spot, 218-829-8770. Contact Ken Lueken for more information at