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September 2011 Archives

Meet the Master Gardener State Advisory Board!

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The State Master Gardener Advisory Board exists to provide input to the State Master Gardener office to inform governing policies for the program. The board works tirelessly to unite the program throughout the state, and to ensure that the volunteers' voices are heard. Many thanks to our board members for their commitment to both the board and the Master Gardener Program!

From top left: Nancy Hall (Master Gardener), Paul Richtman (Master Gardener), Craig Winters (Master Gardener), David Moen (State Program Manager), Jerry Tilden (Master Gardener), Tom Voigt (Master Gardener), Peggy Zimmerman-Belbeck (Master Gardener), Gwen Stadstad (Master Gardener). From bottom left: Bridget Barton (State Program Assistant), Sandi Paulson (Master Gardener), Julie Weisenhorn (State Program Director), Paul Wood (Master Gardener), Mary Zeug (Master Gardener, Vice-Chair), Diana Rankin (Master Gardener, State Advisory Board Chair).

Not pictured: Sarah Jaycocks (Ramsey County Coordinator), Nathan Crane (Regional Director, UMN Extension), Dori Vickla (Master Gardener).

Photo taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Snyder Building, by Terry Straub.

Do you have gardening questions? We have answers!

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An important goal of the Master Gardener program is to answer the public's questions about gardening using University research-based information. Find answers to your questions several ways - whatever suits you!

By email: Use the national eXtension Ask an Expert tool. Submit your question anytime - images too! - and a University of Minnesota Master Gardener will answer it via email within 48 hours!

Online: The Extension Garden website is filled with useful information, including diagnostic tools, Extension publications, Yard & Garden News, and more.

By phone: Many Minnesota counties have garden hotlines managed by local Master Gardeners. Find yours. If your county doesn't have a hotline, you may also call the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Yard & Garden Line at (952) 443-1426 and leave a message. A Master Gardener will return your call.

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