How to get garden answers from a master gardener
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners are available for questions
The arrival of spring in the Brainerd lakes area heralds the beginning of a new gardening season. Those with questions can get garden questions answered by contacting a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener who is a trained and certified volunteer for the University of Minnesota Extension. The University of Minnesota Extension provides evidence -based research and best practices to improve the land which sustains us. Horticultural best practices provide the opportunity to promote stewardship and sustainability.
Many are probably familiar with the Ask the Master Gardener column in the Brainerd Dispatch. Garden questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for an answer in the weekly column. While not all questions can be answered in the column, the Master Gardener does reply to all questions that are submitted.
Gardeners may also telephone the Crow Wing County Master Gardener Helpline by calling 218-824-1068 and leaving a message. A University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer will return your call.
For an abundance of comprehensive information visit www.crowwingmastergardeners.org. Visitors will find links to the University of Minnesota Extension regarding what could be wrong with plants, insect and weed identification, how to get a soil test, and other horticulturally related information.
Questions can also be answered at https://ask2.extension.org (there is a panel of Master Gardeners who answer horticultural questions at this website.)