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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 has helpful “quick links” on topics such as ticks and bed bugs. Please visit the 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