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Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are the people to go to for advice on residential vegetable and flower gardening questions, and with issues about lawn care and trees. They are trained by cooperative extension, university, and local industry specialists in subjects such as taxonomy, plant pathology, soil health, entomology, cultural growing requirements, sustainable gardening, nuisance wildlife management, and integrated pest management. Nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia have a Master Gardener program. To find a program in your state: Click Here
Cooperative Extension Programs
The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide educational network that is a collaboration of federal, state and local governments and a state land-grant university. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information. Most offices also have hours when you can bring in a sample of your plant problem or garden insect for identification.
Some of the services provided at your local Extension Office, often for free or a nominal charge, are: