People who have completed training through the University of Minnesota Extension Service (www.extension.umn.edu/) are designated Master Gardeners. Their responsibility is to work with organizations, present educational programs on horticulture and answer questions that the public might have on gardening. The number to reach Master Gardens in Rice County is 507-332-6109. Members of the Northfield Garden Club who are currently Master Gardeners are: Karen Adams, Judy Code, Charlene Erickson-Knox, Carol Korda, Kathy Sidla and Marcia Walters.
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
The Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS) is a member-supported, not-for-profit, education and charitable corporation established in 1866. Their mission is to serve northern gardeners through education, encouragement, and community. Their publication, Northern Gardener, contains articles pertinent to us in this area. Their web site is: www.northerngardener.org
Publications and websites that members of the Northfield Garden Club have found to be helpful in planning and maintaining their gardens can be found at the links below.