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Yard and Garden Line

Any Master Gardener in Minnesota can sign up to answer phone questions that come in from the public through the Arboretum Yard and Garden Line. Volunteers retrieve messages from their own phone lines, research possible answers, and call or email the caller back with recommendations.


All Master Gardeners serving on the Line should review the guidelines for Master Gardeners retrieving and answering phone messages (489 K PDF).

Webinar: Learn by Answering Questions
This webinar is recommended for all Master Gardeners who would like to build their skills and gain confidence answering consumer horticulture questions. The webinar contains audio, so please make sure your speakers are turned on.

Horticulture resource list (62 K PDF)

Horticulture resource inventory at the Arboretum Yard and Garden Desk (69 K PDF)

Find answers

To gardening questions: The find gardening answers online page has an extensive list of resources to assist in your research (or see PDF version – 459 K).

To FAQs about volunteering on the Line: see Yard and Garden Line FAQs

Dive in

Interested? Sign up.

Questions? Contact the Extension Master Gardener State Office at or 612-625-9864.


Keep notes as you are volunteering, either directly on the data recording form or in a notebook. Don't forget to record your volunteer hours, too.

Questions? Contact the Extension Master Gardener State Office at or 612-625-9864.

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