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What Does a Master Gardener Do?


The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Erie County Master Gardener Program will be available to answer gardening questions and receive soil samples, insect ID’s and plant diagnostics ‘under the tent’ on the Roycroft Campus at 21 South Grove Street in East Aurora, NY from August 3 – September 30, 2020. The hotline hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm weather permitting. See the "Master Gardener Hotline Under the Tent" link below for more information!

  • Answers horticultural questions via phone or e-mail
  • Tests Soil pH ($2 per sample, or 3 samples for $5)
  • Plant and Insect Identification ($5 fee per specimen)
  • Plant Diagnostics ($5 fee per specimen)
  • Provides speakers for garden clubs and other organizations
  • Arranges demonstration projects in public places
  • Supports school and community improvement projects
  • Staffs booths at fairs, garden shows and other public events
  • Increases awareness of integrated pest management, water quality, conservation and other environmental issues.

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Last updated August 3, 2020