Ramsey County Master Gardeners attend educational seminars throughout the year, have access to the latest university-based research, and have personal interest in studying many aspects of gardening, from vegetables to pest control. Our goal is to bring this top-tier knowledge to Minnesota residents. 

Classes in 2021 are taught ONLINE to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The following classes are open to the public; registration is required. Join us to learn more about these popular gardening topics.  

All About Seeds

Seeds are the foundation of a garden. In this class, you will learn about choosing seeds, growing seeds, and saving seeds. It’s all in the name: this class is All About Seeds.

  • No classes currently available.

Become a Pest Detective

This class is designed to help home gardeners learn how to prevent against, diagnose, and respond to problems in your yard and garden using Integrated Pest Management practices.

  • 5/02/2021 – sign-up link coming soon
  • 5/06/2021 – River Market Coop (Register for online class here)
  • More classes expected this summer

Climate Resilient Gardens

The climate is changing and that will affect Minnesota gardens. Learn about what to expect and how to adapt to grow a more resilient landscape.

  • 6/11/2021 – sign-up link coming soon
  • 6/19/2021 – sign-up link coming soon

Herb Gardening

Get to know some of the herbs commonly used in cooking and learn how to harness those flavors year-round.

Home Composting

Learn the science behind and the benefits of home composting, including information on different composting methods, recommended compostable materials, and common uses of compost around the yard and garden.

Nature Heals

Learn the science of how time spent in nature helps to improve our physical and mental well-being.

Planting for Pollinators

Pollinators are critical to a healthy environment and many native species are in jeopardy. Learn what you can do at home to create healthy pollinator habitats for native bees and butterflies in your own yard.

Pruning Trees & Shrubs

Woody plants like trees, shrubs, and some flowers benefit from regular pruning to encourage healthy growth while avoiding potential problems. Learn the basics of how to care for your woody plants.

  • 6/05/2021 – St Paul Parks & Recreation Community Education Program (Register for online class here)

Spring Into Summer

Learn about how to wake up your garden in this class, which provides information about what to do for your garden and landscape between March and August.

Trees: Choose Wisely & Plant Properly

Which tree should you choose? How big will it get? What is the best way to plant it? How do you take care of your new planting for the first year or two? Learn what the latest research shows should guarantee a leafy success with this special guest presentation by the Crow Wing Master Gardeners.

Vegetable Gardening (Advanced)

This class is designed for gardeners who have experience growing vegetables. Learn some of the advanced techniques to take your vegetable garden to the next level by improving your growing conditions, extending the growing season, and increasing your total harvest.

  • No classes currently available.

Vegetable Gardening (Introduction)

This class teaches the basics of growing your first vegetable garden. Come and learn what you need to know about where to plant your vegetables, which plants to choose, and how to care for your garden all season long.

Want us to teach a class for your group or event?

 Ramsey County Master Gardeners are available to speak to garden clubs, at workplace lunch-and-learn seminars, or any other groups about a wide variety of horticulture and garden-related topics. Contact us for more information.