The Master Gardener Plant Clinic is a traveling help desk with Travis County Master Gardeners available to answer questions on various horticultural issues. You can find a Master Gardener at the Sunshine Community Gardens Plant Sale. You can also catch the Master Gardeners on regular dates with the Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller and Texas Farmer’s Market at Lakeline.
Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Travis County AgriLife Extension service. In order to become a Master Gardener, each individual receives extensive horticultural training. Master Gardeners use their training and subsequent commitment for continuing education to help Austin area residents with their gardening questions.
The Master Gardeners at the Sunshine Community Gardens Plant Sale can answer questions on the best plants for the Austin area, fertilizers, pest management, composting, landscaping challenges, vegetable gardens, and native plants – all the things you need to give your new plants a good start.
In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and Adapted Landscape Plants Guide along with other timely Grow Green FAQ sheets. Grow Green is a joint program with the City of Austin Watershed Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. You can also pick up a copy of the Vegetable Garden Planting Guide and recommended Vegetable Varieties for Central Texas. Several more resources are available online. Please visit Our Favorite Gardening Resources for Austin and Travis County.
If you would like to schedule a Master Gardener Plant Clinic or have a speaker at your event, please see this help directory for more information.