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Extension Master Gardener Program

Yard and Garden Phone Line - Schedule

Sign up to answer phone questions that come in from the public through the Arboretum Yard and Garden Line no matter where you live in Minnesota. Retrieve messages from your own phone line, research possible answers, and call or email the caller back with recommendations.

Here are a few resources to review when signing up:

Guidelines for retrieving and answering phone messages
Yard and Garden FAQs
Webinar: Good Question/Good Answer (Extension educator Julie Weisenhorn); Handout
Some Favorite Gardening Resources

Keep notes for yourself as you are volunteering, either directly on the data recording form or in a notebook.

Don't forget to record your volunteer hours, too (view the tutorial: How to enter volunteer hours). Here's the category you should use to report Yard and Garden Line volunteer activity:

Core Area C: Answer garden questions -- booth, phone, online, etc.
Class/workshop: Arboretum Yard and Garden Phone Line

Remember, we're here for you if you need help. Contact us at [email protected] or 612-625-9864.

Thanks for answering questions for the Arboretum Yard and Garden Line! 

--Program Leadership Team

Created by:   Carrie Stowers
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