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Garden & Yard

Gardening is good for the mind and body. South Dakotans who garden provide healthy, nutrient-rich produce for themselves and those they care about. Working outside with plants and soil can also be therapeutic. 

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Fruit

View information to grow, harvest and enjoy fruit.

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Vegetables

Whether you are a beginner or have a green thumb, our tips will help your garden flourish.

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Flowers & Ornamental

Everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of flowers and ornamental plants with some simple recommendations.

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Lawns

Lush, green and healthy - that's what we all desire for our lawns, but it's not always an easy goal to achieve.

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Trees & Shrubs

The United States is the world’s leading producer and consumer of forest products and accounts for about one-fourth of the world’s production and consumption.

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Problems and Solutions

Not finding the gardening or horticulture resource you need? Use the Ask Extension tool to submit your question.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Program

SDSU Extension’s Master Gardener program develops gardening enthusiasts into expert volunteers who share their research-based knowledge with community members across the state.

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Community Gardens

Community gardens, organized by SDSU Extension staff and community volunteers, bring fresh produce to many rural communities and designated food deserts across the state.

Upcoming Events

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Oct 20

Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus Conference

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will be hosting its annual mosquito control meeting over Zoom on Oct. 20, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.