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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Extension Has Hotline for Residents to Contact Master Gardeners with Lawn and Garden Questions

By Adam Austing, University of Minnesota Extension Educator

University of Minnesota Extension events have been canceled through Friday, May 15. However, Extension is still fully operational; the ways in which we work have just been changed. This is also true for the Wright County Extension Master Gardeners. Although they are not able to do any in-person volunteering, they are still working hard to make an impact on our Wright County community.

The Master Gardeners have had a “Yard & Garden Line” for quite a while. Anyone can call and ask questions, whether it be about trees, lawn, flowers, vegetables, pollinator habitat, or pretty much anything else related to plants. Within a couple of days you will hear back from a certified Master Gardener that lives right here in the county. Call (763) 684-8489 to utilize this resource.

The Master Gardeners have also set up multiple online options to get useful information. You can follow the group on Facebook (@WCMGs) or Instagram (wrightgardeners) for fun posts, beautiful pictures, and tips to keep your plants healthy. The University of Minnesota Extension website also has an incredible amount of information for your backyard: extension.umn.edu. You can also find local information at local.extension.umn.edu/local/wright.

With everything going on right now, I have a hunch that many of us will be spending more time in our yards this spring. Please keep your Master Gardeners in mind as questions arise. These are certified volunteers with a passion for plants and people. They enjoy talking about gardening and troubleshooting issues almost as much as they love being in their own gardens!

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