Gardening nerd

I just received the schedule for an Advanced Master Gardener Education day that the NDSU Extension Service is offering in January.  It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. . . .
seven hours of gardening education (there is a lunch break).  I’m so excited I can hardly stand it!!

Yes, I’m a gardening nerd—I freely admit it.

Who else would get excited about a class entitled “The History and Use of Potatoes”?? But doesn’t that sound interesting?  Especially considering our wild exploits with potato-growing this past summer. 😉

Remember these beauties? Who wouldn't want to know about their history and use?

“Getting seeds started for spring planting”. . . “getting the most out of your Alliums”. . . “review of NDSU woody plant introductions”. . . and, of course, the aforementioned potato class, among quite a few other offerings–that sounds like an amazing day to me.

When I first signed up to take the Master Gardener class a dozen or so years ago, I thought that eight full Saturdays in January and February might end up seeming like a lot of class time.  I thought it might get to be a bit of a long haul (but I did think it would be worth it in the end).  What I found, in actuality, is that I was really sad when it was over.  Eight full Saturdays of fascinating and relevant information about plants and gardening!  I learned before the training was over that there’s almost no way I’d RATHER spend a Saturday (especially in January or February).

So I’m really jazzed for this upcoming education day—and I have no doubt that I will learn a ton of new and relevant information.  And then, it goes without saying, I will be able to share the best and most interesting bits of that information with you! (Aren’t YOU excited?)


Another update on the rabbit poop stats situation. . . Trevor WAS just fooling with me—at least with that last one—he’s the one that searched for “my wife, who is beautiful, finds piles of rabbit poop in our yard,” knowing that I would see it on my stats page and wonder what the heck was going on. (And isn’t he sweet?? My beautiful wife!)  But that’s the only one he’s claiming—all the rest are totally legitimate (if that’s the right word). 😉

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5 Responses to Gardening nerd

  1. Mary L says:

    Sandi: I am a Becker Co Master Gardener – can you tell me where I can find out about that Advanced Master Gardener Class?? I’m always looking for Education hours. Thanks, Mary L

    • Sandi says:

      Hi Mary–sorry it took me so long to respond! I am on vacation this week and that information is at my office–but stay posted and I’ll reply again on Tuesday (the 3rd) and let you know everything you need to know. Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

      • Mary L says:

        Thanks Sandi! No hurry. Enjoy your time off.

        • Sandi says:

          Well, back at work. :( I could definitely get used to not working. 😉 Here’s the information about the training: It’s “Advanced Master Gardener Education”, being held at NDSU in Loftsgard Hall, Room 114, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 28. I think pre-registration is required. You can mail your $25 fee to Department of Plant Sciences, PO Box 6050, Dept. 7670, Fargo, ND 58108, Attn: Tami. Or if you want more information, e-mail Todd Weinmann at

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