JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Announces the opening of the Master Gardener Help Line on April 3rd. The Help Line is a resource to answer questions on gardening from the general public and community garden groups. Master Gardener volunteers learn about how to garden and basic horticulture from Cornell University Master Gardener training program. In the past, the help line has identified unusual garden plants and weeds, and provide the research for identification of common garden problems with a recommendation to address the problem. Also as a free public service, volun-teers of the help line staff provide a basic PH test from your garden or lawn soil. Just bring into the AG Center a sample in a small clean plastic bag for an on the spot evaluation. The Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center is at 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, New York. The Help line is staffed weekly on Wednesdays from Noon to 2PM through September. Simple questions on gardening may be phoned in at 664-9502 extension 224. Inquiries also may be sent via internet email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Exten-sion of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmen-tal agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and admin-istration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national co-operative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal gov-ernments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more in-formation, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County