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Community Collaboration

Volunteers on Construction Site

 

Breaking Records During

COVID-19!

Master Gardener Volunteers team up with Habitat for Humanity!

In our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Ramsey County Master Gardener Volunteers work with new homeowners to create a landscape design that improves their new home and appeals to them as homeowners. Volunteers help to install the plants alongside the residents and provide them with education on how to care for their new gardens, shrubs and trees. In 2020, a team of 27 Ramsey County Master Gardener Volunteers helped to install landscapes for a record-breaking 8 new homes, despite COVID-19 restrictions. We created new signs and teaching aids that illustrated how to correctly plant perennials and educational tips to manage water runoff.

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Community Get-Togethers

The primary service that Ramsey County Master Gardener Volunteers provide is access to research-based information from the University of Minnesota.

 

We are stationed around the county at various events throughout the year in-person and often offer handouts or give-away items based on the nature of the event. Hope to see you at our RCMG Volunteer Booth at one of these events!

Neighborhood Festivals

  • Edgerton Community Garden Open House

  • Falcon Heights Ice Cream Social

  • Lake Phalen Waterfest

  • Rondo Days

  • Selby Jazz Fest

  • BearPower Harvest Party

  • White Bear Lake Food Shelf Garden Party

  • White Bear Lake Environmental Resources Expo

  • Community Peace Celebration

  • Celebrations at Frogtown Farm

  • Take Aim at Summer Fun

  • Ramsey County Fair

  • Minnesota State Fair

  • Metro Bloom's Blooming St. Paul Competition

Community Center Activities

  • Maplewood Nature Center

  • Tamarack Nature Center

  • Midway Green Spirit Community Garden

  • Como Park and Conservatory Pollinator Project

  • St. Anthony Park Garden Tour

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County Park Programs

  • Maplewood Nature Center

  • Tamarack Nature Center

  • Midway Green Spirit Community Garden

  • Como Park and Conservatory Pollinator Project

  • St. Anthony Park Garden Tour

Department of Environmental Health Yard Waste Sites

  • Arden Hills Yard Waste Site

  • Battle Creek Yard Waste Site

  • East Side/Frank & Sims Yard Waste Site

  • Midway Yard Waste Site

  • Mounds View Yard Waste Site

  • Summit Hill Yard Waste Site

  • Marshall Street

Department of Environmental Health Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Distribution

Plant and Tree Sales

  • Ramsey County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

  • Friends School Plant Sale

  • Friends of the Park Tree Sale

  • Ramsey County Correctional Facility Plant Sale

  • Pletscher's Greenhouse Open House

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Resident Assistance & Education

Community Projects

  • Midwest Special Services

  • St Paul Public Housing Assistance Program High Rise Garden Mentor Project

  • Habitat for Humanity Garden Installation

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Youth and School Activities

Partner Schools

  • American Indian Montessori Garden

  • Battle Creek Elementary Indoor Plants

  • Falcon Heights Elementary

  • Carver Elementary Community Garden

  • Matoska International IB World School

  • Maxfield Elementary School

  • Mississippi Creative Arts School

  • St. Paul City School

  • Bruce Vento Elementary Garden

Children's Gardens and Other Programs

  • Children's Gardening Program in the Peace Sanctuary Garden

  • Junior Master Gardener Program

  • Children’s Hospital Little Green Friends Program

Museum Partners

  • Science Museum of Minnesota

  • Bell Museum

  • Children's Museum of Minnesota

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