Master Gardener Helpdesk Returns for the 2023 Growing Season

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (March 15, 2023) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Program is excited to announce the Master Gardener Help Desk reopens April 5th for the 2023 gardening season!

Chautauqua County Master Gardeners are ready to help with your gardening questions, plant or animal identification or other gardening issues. Bring your questions to the Help Line by telephone, e-mail or walk in on Wednesdays Noon to 2PM, starting April 5th and continuing every Wednesday during the growing season. Our garden experts will review your request and set you in the right direction. Also, as an extra bonus if you bring in a soil sample our garden team will test for pH! pH is important for the adsorption of nutrients in your soil. Master Gardener services are free.

Contact us on 716/664-9502 extension 224, e-mail us at or visit us at the JCC Carnahan Center; 525 Falconer Street; P.O. Box 20; Jamestown, NY 14702-0020, during helpline hours. The "GPS friendly address is 241 James Ave; Jamestown, NY" look for the RED Cornell Signs.

The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Shannon Rinow
Master Gardener Coordinator
716-664-9502 ext 224

Last updated March 15, 2023