The Dakota County Master Gardener program welcomed 28 interns into their program for 2023. The interns come from all corners of the county. They have a considerable variety of interests and experience. Many are passionate about increasing interest in native plantings, fostering pollinator gardens, and growing food locally. All are excited to start their journey by completing their Core Course and building that solid foundation of science-based knowledge. We are excited to work with this new class and the many contributions they will bring to Dakota County’s program.