Missourians can use social media to get expert answers to their gardening questions.
Missouri Master Gardeners and University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialists teamed up to create the new Ask a Missouri Master Gardener page on Facebook, said MU Extension regional horticulturist Balek said.
Visit the page at facebook.com/AskaMissouriMasterGardener.
“The page lets residents tap into the diverse knowledge and backgrounds of degreed specialists and thousands of trained volunteers,” said Balek. Page followers will find upcoming events, training sessions, online publications, and relevant and timely topics.
Visitors can also join a related Facebook group. “Joining the group allows access to a wider range of expertise and experience as specialists and Master Gardeners collaborate with knowledge and techniques to help others learn to grow,” he said.
Learn more about Missouri Master Gardeners at mg.missouri.edu.
Last year, Master Gardeners in 53 chapters in Missouri reported 164,788 volunteer hours valued at $3.98 million. Through activities such as hotlines or answer services, workshops, speakers bureaus, garden show booths, and demonstration projects, Master Gardeners provide gardening information to thousands of Missourians each year.