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New resource at gardeners’ fingertips

Published 8:19am Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Those looking for quick answers to tricky gardening questions now have the help of gardeners both locally and statewide with a new program: Ask A Master Gardener.

Anyone can ask a question through the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners’ online forum and get a solid, research-based answer by the next day, according to a news release.

Minnesota recently completed training, and currently 71 Master Gardeners are volunteering for Ask A Master Gardener.

Visit, type in the question, attach a photo if necessary and click submit. Each question is filtered and sent to a Master Gardener whose criteria matches the question and location. The Master Gardener volunteer receives the question via email, researches and responds.

Archives of answered gardening questions can also be searched on the national extension website at

For more information on the Extension’s Master Gardener program, including how to become a Master Gardener volunteer, visit

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