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What do Master Gardeners do in Renville County?

The mission of the Master Gardener program is to teach others in the community about horticulture. In Renville County, there are 12 active Master Gardeners who volunteer several hundred hours per year.

We publish a monthly Garden Gatherings newsletter February - September. To subscribe to the email newsletter contact the University of Minnesota Extension Service Office at

We maintain flower gardens at the Renville County Fairgrounds. During the county fair, plants are labeled. We also have an information booth in the horticulture building during county fair.

Each year the group chooses a different theme and that is used at the county fair booth. Themes in the past have included: cooking with herbs, uncommon plants, heirloom plants, decorating Christmas trees naturally and succulents.

Master Gardeners are available to answer horticulture questions and give presentations to groups.


To ask a gardening question: 

Call 320-523-3713 or 800-450-2522 and leave a message. Master Gardener will return call. Or ask a question online.


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