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Tulips blooming near the entrance to McCrory Gardens.

McCrory Gardens to Host 2022 Garden Discovery Festival May 22

May 16, 2022

SDSU Extension and McCrory Gardens will be hosting the 2022 Garden Discovery Festival on May 22 from noon to 5 p.m. CDT at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings.

Tulips blooming near the entrance to McCrory Gardens.
May 22

Garden Discovery Festival @ McCrory Gardens

Join us on May 22 for the 2022 Garden Discovery Festival at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, featuring plant sales, interactive booths, guided garden tours and expert-led workshops!

Master gardener holding a tomato seedling outside a greenhouse.

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.

Variety of cool-season, flowering plants, including: African Daisies, Petunias, Lobelia and Alyssum.

Cool-Season Flowering Annuals for the Garden

Flowering annuals that thrive in the cool weather can bring a gorgeous array of colors, shapes and sizes to your garden for early-season enjoyment! Learn about some great selections for South Dakota gardens.

Woman with clipboard instructing a group of volunteers in a community garden.

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.

Young tomato plants surrounded by organic mulch in a no-till garden.

Weed Control in No-Till Gardens

Mulch is the key to successful weed control in no-till gardening. It is best to start a no-till garden in the fall to give applied mulch the time to breakdown and suppress any weed growth.

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

South Dakota Master Gardener Association

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.

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

Winter Garden Education Opportunities To Cultivate Your Curiosity

Anxious to get your garden off to a good start this spring? Explore some resources and learning opportunities to grow your gardening knowledge this winter!

Group of volunteers working in a garden center.

Becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer

Interested in becoming an SDSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Learn more about our program requirements, volunteer expectations and how to apply.

sketch of Earl Dailey

South Dakota Master Gardener Association Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Grants

View the criteria and applications for the Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Professional Improvement Grant and Project Grant. Applications are due March 30.