SDSU Extension’s Master Gardener program develops gardening enthusiasts into expert volunteers who share their research-based knowledge with community members across the state. Each year, Master Gardeners volunteer thousands of hours answering citizen questions and hosting community programs. Like the SDSU Extension Master Gardeners Facebook page to stay up-to-date on webinars and workshops open to the public, or use the navigation below to contact us for more information.
Interested in becoming an SDSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Learn more about our program requirements, volunteer expectations and how to apply.
This guide offers current and prospective SDSU Extension Master Gardeners information on: applying for the program, maintaining certification, categorizing and reporting service hours, understanding the various levels of volunteer service and much more!
A suite of templates that can be used by currently active and registered SDSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers as they engage in service to their community.
The South Dakota Master Gardener Association is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance to SDSU Extension in carrying out its basic mission to disseminate research-based information on ornamental horticulture and gardening to the general public.
The “Grow Getters” series consists of lessons and resources to engage youth and families in hands-on, at-home activities related to gardening—even without a garden!
Master Gardener Volunteer Reporting System
The volunteer reporting system (VRS) allows SDSU Extension’s Master Gardeners the ability to add their volunteer hours and training activities through the means of an on-line interface which can be accessed by the state's Master Gardener program administrators.Report your volunteer hours
Join our experts each week to obtain timely information and ideas to get the most out of your garden and landscaping!
Community gardens, organized by SDSU Extension staff and community volunteers, bring fresh produce to many rural communities and designated food deserts across the state.
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