The Master Gardener Plant Clinic is a traveling help desk with Travis County Master Gardeners available to answer questions on various gardening topics. You can find a Master Gardener plant clinic at the Missions 5K Run Walk for Alzheimer’s. The plant clinic and run is hosted by event sponsor St. James Missionary Baptist Church. The address is 3417 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, Texas 78721.
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.
During the 15th Annual Missions 5K Run Walk for Alzheimer’s, Master Gardeners 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 at your event, please see this help directory for more information.