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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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View information to grow, harvest and enjoy fruit.


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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.

Flower, Plant

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


tall trees in the Black Hills

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.

Trees, Shrub, Forest

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Master Gardeners

SDSU Extension Master Gardeners volunteer more than 10,000 hours each year answering questions and hosting programming. 

Master Gardener

produce growing in a collection of raised beds in a SDSU Extension community garden

Community Gardens

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

Community Garden