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Horticulture Helpline Up and Running

Horticulture Helpline Up and Running

Got questions about your garden or lawn?

hort helplineMaster Gardeners throughout the state are manning Horticulture Helpline phones to answer questions from gardeners and homeowners. Master Gardeners provide answers based on current research and best practices under the supervision of Alabama Extension agents.

“Generally, the toll-free helpline is manned Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is available year-round,” said Kerry Smith, coordinator for Alabama’s Master Gardener Program. “We also have voice mail, so callers can leave a message and someone will get back to them.”

“This is an invaluable resource for gardeners,” said Smith. Master Gardeners who answer the phones not only provide answers but they can also send people additional materials including Extension publications and other materials available online and at county Extension offices.

To reach the helpline, dial 1-877-252-GROW (4769).

A Master Gardener near you is ready to help with your questions. “Regions were created by grouping together counties that have similar soils and climate,” Smith added.

Offered through county offices of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Master Gardener Volunteer Program trains and certifies volunteers in horticulture and related areas—volunteers who, in turn, use their expertise in community horticultural projects.

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