Office Located at 100 West Custer Ave at the County Fairgrounds.

Extension Contact Information:

Agricultural Extension Agent
Brent Sarchet

4-H/Youth Development Agent
Mary Meyer

Administrative Support
Janet Cerovski

SNAP-Ed and Food Preservation Program Manager
Kim Degner

Phone: (406) 447-8346
Address:  100 W. Custer  Helena, MT 59602

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Master Gardener Celebration
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Entry Hall at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds

Winter Gardening Workshop Series
January 22nd, 29th and February 5th, 19th

Cover Crop Seminar
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Level I Master Gardener Course
February 11th - April 7, 2016

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
Saturday, April 2, 2016
9:00 - 12:00

    The Lewis & Clark County Extension Service
    This office serves as an outreach function of Montana State University dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives by providing research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities and agricultural enterprises.

    The programs of the MSU Extension are available to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dr. Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.

    Slide Show

    2012 Idaho Master Gardener Conference

    2015 Fruit Tree Research Field Day in Helena - Toby Day

    2015 Master Gardener Pruning Crew - Archie Bray

    2011 Master Gardener Celebration

    Heritage Orchard - Crow Creek Apples

    2011 Master Gardener Celebration

    Booth at the Helena Farmers' Market

    Booth at the Helena Farmers' Market

    Lincoln Community Garden

    Booth at the Helena Farmers' Market

    2011 Master Gardener Celebration

    Master Gardener Conference

    Master Gardener Conference

    Gardening Season Extension Class at Food Share

    Master Gardener Conference

    Field Trip to DNRC Tree Nursery

    Field Trip to DNRC Tree Nursery

    Field Trip to DNRC Tree Nursery

    Master Gardener Conference

    Master Gardener Conference

     2016 Level I Master Gardener Class
    Classes are Thursdays 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm from February 11 - April 7, 2016.  Scholarship opportunities include: the Betsy Stimatz memorial scholarship ($50 value), Extension Office scholarship ($50 value), and the Helena Garden Club scholarship ($40 value). Contact the Extension Office for more information, 447-8346. 
    Registration Form

    For additional information on the Master Gardener Program, click here.

    Information about the Helena Garden Club, click here.

    The Growing Zone Newsletter
    (Your gardening resource for Helena, Montana)
    A publication of the Lewis & Clark County Extension Office
     and the Helena area Master Gardeners          

    January 2015 Issue

    November 2014 Issue

    March 2014 Issue

    December 2013 Issue

    February 2013 Issue

    December 2012 Issue

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