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Welcome to DCMG's Gardening Site

Sharing reliable, locally specific gardening information with residents of the Douglas County, Minnesota, area.

Let's Get Growing

Thanks for Attending!

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We all looked forward to this year's Let's Get Growing workshop on Saturday, March 29th at Alexandria Technical and Community College and no one was disappointed.

Mark Seeley was this year's keynote speaker. His topic was "Climate Trends in Minnesota: Gardening Implications" Dr. Seeley is an Extension Climatologist and Meteorologist managing the weather and climate education program and a weekly commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's "Morning Edition" news program.

The following workshop topics were offered: Tomato Gardening; Asparagus to Zucchini: Cooking what you grow; Growing Fruit Trees; Moonlight Gardening; Color with Annuals; High Tunnel Gardening; Beginning Vegetable Gardening; Landscaping with Natives; Honey Bees; Whats New in 2014 Annuals & Perennials; Making Sewer Mounds Attractive; Sweet Potatoes; Adding Whimsy to your Garden; Healthy Lawns; Plants in Both Sun and Shade; Garlic, Shallots, Onions; Raised Beds; Soil Preparation-Compost/Manure/Fertilizer; What is Happening to my Ash; Its all Vine and Dandy; Shade Tolerant Shrubs; and Ponds.

As you can see, this was another great program with lots of options. We really appreciate all the folks who set aside this date and took time to attend.

With Spring just around the corner planning stages for a lot of our activities are moving ahead full speed. Watch this page for announcements about the Spring Plant Sale, our Summer Garden Tour and other gardening activities.

Map of Douglas County in Minnesota

Discover Gardening

A wide variety of gardening educational opportunities are provided to the people of Douglas County each year through a growing number of programs made available by Douglas County Master Gardeners.

Descriptions of many of these are found in the section called Douglas County Master Gardener Activities. On this page you will find the most important ones publicized with participation details as they come up on the calendar.

Check back often for opportunities to get involved in our programs and to learn more about gardening in our area. Remember, we are here to help make your gardening more enjoyable.

The Many Activities of Douglas County Master Gardeners

Among the most popular activities and projects of Douglas County Master Gardeners are the following:

In addition to participating in these events and activities you can also get personal help with your gardening questions by contacting one of Douglas County’s Master Gardeners personally. Check out the ways you can do this on the “Contact Us” page.