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If you've got questions, we've got answers! Here are several ways you can easily access research-based yard and garden information.
Yard Care & Garden Information in Washington County - Printable Version
Many University of Minnesota Extension publications are available on the website at www.extension.umn.edu/gardeninfo. Be sure to look for the latest information in Yard & Garden News.
The Master Gardener Program in Washington County website is http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mgweb/washington. While you are here check the calendar of local events, articles, links to other sites, and information about the Master Gardener Program.
You can submit a question and view previous questions and answers online at www.extension.org/horticulture.
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Yard & Garden desk
Call 952-443-1426 to discuss routine yard care and garden questions with a Master Gardener volunteer. Call anytime and if a Master Gardener is not available just leave a detailed message explaining the problem. A Master Gardener will research the question and call back with an answer.
At the Plant Sale
Each spring the Master Gardeners in Washington County have a plant sale and diagnostic clinic. Come view educational displays, bring in plant and insect samples for diagnosis, and purchase great plants. This is the major fundraising event for our Master Gardener Program. Master Gardeners are not funded by Washington County.
If your organization would like a Master Gardener to come speak to your group contact Lianne at 651-730-1843, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Master Gardeners answer questions at various garden centers in the spring. We will answer your yard and garden questions and can also direct you to other garden-related information sources. If you are interested in using this service, please call your local garden center to inquire if there is a scheduled date and time for the Master Gardeners to be present. Or, after mid-April, see our dates and locations for Ask a Master Gardener sessions on the Events Page of this site.
At Local Events
Master Gardeners can also be found answering questions at many community events such as plant sales, garden tours, tree distributions, buckthorn removal, etc.
Master Gardeners in Washington County maintain several demonstration gardens. You can find the work of Master Gardeners (and often find Master Gardeners on site to answer questions!) at the Washington County Fairgrounds and Carpenter Nature Center.
Master Gardeners use University of Minnesota research to teach Community Education classes in South Washington County, Stillwater and Forest Lake. For more information, look for your local school district's community education class list.
Tuesdays in the Garden
On certain Tuesday evenings in the summer Master Gardeners teach informal hands-on classes in the garden at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The schedule is posted in the Events section of this website.
Washington County Fair
Master Gardeners can be found in the garden and at the nearby tent to answer questions and share information during the Washington County Fair. Check the schedule for timing of special demonstrations, pick up research-based information, and look at the displays. Rain garden information can be found in the mailbox at the rain garden.
Visit the Master Gardener Diagnostic Clinic
Bring your plant or insect samples to the Diagnostic Clinic at the Ramsey County Extension office where U of M Extension Master Gardeners will diagnose common problems. The clinic is typically staffed from mid-April through mid-October. Click here for current hours.
Diagnostic Clinic Location: [map]
University of Minnesota Extension Ramsey County Office
2020 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109
Posted by mgweb on May 22, 2008 1:11 PM in Have a Question?