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SDSU Extension Master Gardener Templates

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.

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

Growing Together South Dakota

Mini-grant application and overview document for Growing Together South Dakota

Group of volunteers working in a garden center.

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.

Gardener re-potting several seedlings that were started indoors over winter.

Apply now to attend SDSU Extension Master Gardener and Home Horticulture Course

February 24, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the South Dakota State University Extension Master Gardener and Home Horticulture course offered March 23 to June 13.

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Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Grants

View the criteria and applications for the Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Professional Improvement Grant and Project Grant.

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SDSU Extension launches new virtual vegetable production training series

January 13, 2023

The South Dakota Virtual Vegetable Short Course is a four-part educational series geared toward commercial specialty crop farmers, gardeners and Master Gardeners. Nonprofits, business partners and members of the general public are also welcome to attend.

Gardener re-potting several seedlings that were started indoors over winter.

SDSU Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council

The Master Gardener Advisory Council supports the work of Master Gardener Volunteers across the state.

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Grow Getters: Garden-Based Education for Preschool-3rd Grades

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!

A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables displayed on a countertop.

Lesson 2 - Eat What You Grow

Youth will learn the different parts of plants that we eat, and how to use drying and freezing techniques to preserve foods for later use.

Garden at the SDSU Specialty Crop Research Field-South
Apr 04

Garden Hour Webinar

SDSU Extension's Garden Hour will return as a limited series during the fall and winter months.