Ramsey County Master Gardener Volunteer Program

A nonprofit organization

Over 350 volunteers share research-based, environmentally-friendly horticultural best practices with the public.


WEBSITE: https://www.ramseymastergardeners.org

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/RamseyMasterGardeners

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ramseycountymastergardenersmn

Ramsey County Master Gardener volunteers give thousands of hours of community service to support the gardening interests of youth and adults living in Ramsey County, Minnesota. Master Gardener volunteers focus on sharing horticultural best practices and researched-based garden solutions with the public. Volunteers serve on many different projects in our community and support the needs of many local organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Ramsey County yard waste sites, farmers markets, school planting projects, community classes, and many others. 

A few highlights: 

  • Volunteers partnered with Ramsey County Public Housing and Public Health to bring garden training and resources to St Paul Public Housing Agency residents, who then become Garden Mentors to their friends, family, and neighbors.  
  • At yard waste sites, volunteers help spread awareness of Jumping Worm, a new invasive pest found in our county.
  • In partnership with the Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District, volunteers helped elementary students learn how to stratify, plant, raise, and transplant native plant seedlings into rain gardens and water restoration projects throughout the county. 
  • With assistance from local park & recreation departments, volunteers installed signage to create a self-guided garden tour to highlight the health benefits of nature.
  • Volunteers visited community gardeners to answer questions and provide suggestions on how to get more food from their small garden plots.
  • Working with community education groups, public libraries, garden clubs, and local businesses, volunteers offered online classes and workshops on dozens of popular gardening topics, from vegetable growing to tree pruning to invasive plant management.

Ramsey County Master Gardener volunteers want more residents to become environmentally-friendly gardeners. Our goal is to share more information about supporting pollinators, growing local food, reducing waste, water conservation, integrated pest management practices and more!

Consider making a donation to our program. Funds raised are used to support our community outreach and education efforts. 


   Ramsey County Master Gardener volunteers help St. Paul Public Housing Residents "Make it Bloom!"

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Ramsey County Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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Education Environment Community


2020 White Bear Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55109





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