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Gardening Questions? The Garden Helpline is Open

From the NC Cooperative Extension, Buncombe Center:

Many of us will be spending more time in our gardens as we stay home to stay safe during the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our gardens will continue to grow and we will continue to have gardening questions.

To answer those questions, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Buncombe County will be working from home to keep the Garden Helpline open to the public. We are available to respond to your phone calls and emails. Send an email or leave a voice message at any time and a Master Gardener will respond during the Helpline hours listed below.

The information we provide is consistent with NC State University horticultural research and an integrated pest management approach which includes cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical methods.

Two ways to contact the Garden Helpline

Call 828-250-4878
Email questions and photos to

Garden Helpline hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon

During this critical health crisis, the Extension office is closed and all Master Gardener programs for the public are canceled or postponed.

To learn more about Extension Master Gardener volunteers and gardening in Buncombe County, visit our website.

For updates about programming and other information, or to contact staff with the NC Cooperative Extension Buncombe County Center, visit us here.

We’re here to help. Please contact us!