Our Albany County Master Gardener Hotline is operating daily, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with minimal staffing. Therefore, we ask for your patience in giving us time to respond to your calls and emails. Call 518-765-3514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our offices and Horticultural Lab are now open to the public when Master Gardener Volunteers are present to help. You will be required to sign in with the receptionist and wear a mask within the building. The receptionist will call the Master Gardener or a CCE staff person to assist you. We suggest that you call the Hotline prior to arrival so we can supply you with the intake forms and instructions as to what we need for a sample to be able to give you a diagnosis or for identification in case a Master Gardener is unavailable to help when you arrive.
*The Horticulture Lab Drop Box is available outside our front door to leave samples after hours.*
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.
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Last updated October 18, 2021