Ask a Master Gardener

Have a gardening question? Our Master Gardeners are here to help! You can come into our office, call us, or send us a message.

Our Master Gardener Volunteers staff the Master Gardener Hotline:

March-October: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-12noon

November-February: Friday Only 9am-12noon

Call the Horticulture Hotline: 845-340-DIRT (3478) or come in during office hours

You can drop off samples anytime Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Also feel free to send us a message using the form below.

Master Gardener Services:

Soil Testing

  • pH Soil Testing $3 for the first sample, $1 for each additional sample
  • Rutgers Soil Test Kit-$25 and you take it to the post office to mail
  • Cornell Soil Test Kit-$35

Identification Services

$5 for the 1 st sample and $1 for each additional sample

Insects ID

Plants ID

Disease ID

Lawn Problems

Invasive Identification-Free

If you believe you have an invasive plant or insect, we will identify it for free.


Courtney Churchill
Master Gardener Coordinator/ Agriculture Program Assistant
845-340-3990 ext. 335

Last updated April 6, 2023