Master Gardener Volunteer booth at The Goodyear Lake Festival 2011

Master Gardener Volunteer booth at The Goodyear Lake Festival 2011

Call the Master Gardener Volunteer Helpline

Do you have a question about growing a vegetable garden? Wish you knew the name of that pesky weed that keeps popping up in your flower bed? Wonder what that funny looking insect is that is crawling across your shoe? Find the answer, by calling our Master Gardener Volunteer Helpline!

Master Gardener Volunteers are available to answer these questions, and more. Dedicated Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers answer numerous questions about plant, tree and lawn care, vegetable and flower gardening, and home and garden pest management practices for county residents.

To contact the Helpline in Otsego County, call (607) 547-2536 extension 228 or email:  If a Master Gardener Volunteer is not available to take your call, please leave a voice mail message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.  For help in Schoharie County call (518) 234-4303 ext. 124 or email

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties prior to a program.

Last updated June 21, 2018