Master Gardener volunteers help extend gardening knowledge into the community.

Ask A Master Gardener

If you live in Wayne County, New York, our trained Master Gardener volunteers can answer your questions on flowers, fruits, herbs, houseplants, lawns, plant health & nutrition, plant identification, pruning, soils, trees & shrubs, vegetables, wildlife, composting, and more!

April 1st - October 31st Master Gardeners are in the office from 9:00am to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays to answer your questions. At other times you can leave us a detailed message (315)331-8415 ext. 107 including a daytime number where we can reach you or you can email your question to

November 1st through March 31st we will continue to answer questions left on our voicemail or email.

Plant, insect, or soil samples can be dropped off at the office year round between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Our office is located at 1581 Rte. 88 North in Newark.

Please include your telephone number so a Master Gardener will be able to contact you to get more information if necessary. If you live outside Wayne County, New York, call your local Cooperative Extension office.


Laurie VanNostrand
Master Gardener Program Coordinator/Consumer Horticulture
315-331-8415 x107

Last updated May 28, 2020