Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinics

By Rachel Melvin, Master Gardener Coordinator Queen Anne’s County

I wonder what is wrong with my Maple tree?  I can’t figure out how to get rid of Japanese Beetles.  I wonder who can help?  If you have a sick house plant, unthrifty tree, or a floundering vegetable garden, you can bring a sample or pictures to one of the many Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinics held in Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties.  Ask a Master Gardener – Plant    Clinics are programs where University of Maryland Extension-Master Gardeners Volunteers provide information to home gardeners. Master Gardeners look at samples of ailing plants to make diagnoses, give recommendations, answer questions, and provide printed   information on a variety of gardening subjects.    Master Gardeners will be present at the Centreville Farmers Market located on Lawyers Row in Centreville on Wednesday, August 4th, Wednesday, August 18th, Wednesday, September 1st, and Wednesday, September 15th from 9am to 12pm.  Additionally, Master Gardeners will be present at the Chestertown Farmers Market located at Fountain Park in Chestertown on Saturday, July 24th, Saturday, August 14th, Saturday, August 24th, Saturday, September 11th, and Saturday, September 25th from 8am to 12pm.

Queen Anne’s County Master Gardeners are trained by the University of Maryland Extension on a variety of subjects including: ecology, botany, soils, propagation, diseases, insect pests and control measures, among others. The Maryland Master Gardener vision is a healthier world through environmental stewardship.  In keeping with this vision, Queen Anne’s County Master Gardeners work on a variety of projects in cooperation with local schools such as Kennard Elementary in Centreville; help maintain various public gardens such as the rain garden at the county library, volunteer at Adkins Arboretum and Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, host an annual community Garden Affair on the grounds of the library in Centreville and Wright’s Chance, teach free classes at our local libraries, visit home gardens as part of our Bay Wise certification program…and more.  QAC Master Gardeners provide more than 5,000 hours annually in services that help save taxpayer dollars.

For information contact: Rachel Melvin, (410) 758-0166 or rmelvin1@umd.edu; or visit Queen Anne’s County Extension, 505 Railroad Avenue, Suite 4,Centreville, MD 21617; our booth at the Queen Anne’s County Fair at the 4H Park, August 4-11; or  http://queenannes.umd.edu/QACMG/index.cfm

University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, or national origin.

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