Improve Your Green Thumb with Plant Health Advisers

A new resource is being offered by Door County UW-Extension for home gardeners.

Plant Health Advisers begins June 7, with Master Gardener volunteers on hand from 10-11 am at the Extension office to answer questions – from weed and insect identification to plant disease diagnosis to planting recommendations for Door County.

“People can call in, email or stop by with samples or pictures throughout the week and using our knowledge, the resources we have available, and the specialists at the UW, we will try our best to answer each question,” said Annie Deutsch, agriculture agent with the Door County UW-Extension.

“Many county extension offices are already doing this, but I wanted to get it started up in Door County. Everything is free, except if the client wants a sample sent to the disease diagnostic clinic or wants a soil test, but all that information would be provided to them before we did anything.”

The purpose for UW-Extension is to be an unbiased, research-based, educational resource to bridge the gap between the research being done at the university and the public. The Master Gardener program was developed to provide that information specifically to homeowners.

“The Door County Master Gardeners are already doing an outstanding job with educational outreach through the Garden Door, multiple seminars and events that they hold throughout the year, and other outreach programs/partnerships, but the goal for setting up this program in Door County is to extend our reach to even more members of the community, especially by answering their specific questions,” Deutsch said.

Stop by the Extension office at 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay; call 920.746.5984 or email [email protected].

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