Our Albany County Master Gardener Hotline will not be staffed during the winter months from Friday, November 19, 2021 to March 1, 2022. CCE staff will be monitoring both the calls and emails during this time. Therefore, we ask for your patience in giving us time to respond to your inquiries. Call 518-765-3514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Horticulture Lab Drop Box
will not be available during the winter months.*
Please call or email to schedule a time to drop off samples. Intake forms and instructions will be provided for diagnosis and identification purposes. When dropping off, masks are required. Please sign in with the receptionist and she will assist you further.
Cooperative Extension of Albany County is your resource for
information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant
care, eco-friendly practices, integrated pest management, composting and
so much more! We offer free or low-cost gardening classes and tours all
year long, and opportunities to share your love of gardening as a
Master Gardeners belong to a national corps of trained volunteers who share gardening information in their communities through the local Cooperative Extension office.
Growing plants indoors can be difficult, but here are some links that may be helpful in making you successful at growing plants indoors:
Get the facts on Lyme disease and its prevalence in NY State, other tick-borne diseases, how to remove ticks, and options for tick management including IPM.
Ornamental trees and shrubs can enhance the beauty of your home landscaping. Find some suggested varieties here.
At the present time we are unable to offer soil testing at CCE Albany, however, Dairy One/Agro1 Lab is accepting soil samples for pH and nutrient testing...
Last updated November 24, 2021