What Does a Master Gardener Do?
CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we
serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an
abundance of caution, our CCE
Master Gardener volunteers are currently responding to questions they
receive via phone and email off-site. Also note we are not accepting
drop off samples at this time including pH soil tests. Scheduled
volunteer shifts through the end of March
are Mondays and Thursdays 9:00 am – noon. We plan to have volunteers
answering messages during those time. If you are looking for
information on some common pests nysipm.cornell.edu has helpful “quick
links” on topics such as ticks and bed bugs. Please
visit the erie.cce.cornell.edu for updates.
- 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.
To view flower growing guides, vegetable growing guides, and information on designing flower gardens, click here.
Last updated March 30, 2020