Have a Gardening Question?

Help Desk & Clinics

Marion County Master Gardeners provide free research-based gardening advice to home gardeners through our Office Help Desk and Community Plant Clinic programs.

If you have a home gardening question or problem, ask us! We use our experience, training, excellent library and online resources, to help you identify and solve issues with plants, plant diseases, weeds, good and bad insects, soil, lawn care, plant selection and more.

MCMGA Clinics are a great opportunity for you to bring a diseased plant or tree branch for diagnosis or a bug for identification, etc. and determine options available. We’ll do our best to answer your question immediately. However, sometimes we need to take more time to research your issue, or to consult with Neil Bell, our Marion County Horticulturist or other OSU experts. We may also recommend another agency or organization for you to contact. Our goal is for you to have the best answer possible.

Stop by and say hello! Share your gardening questions and successes, and let us know how we can help.

Office Help Desk

Bring your questions and samples to us at the MCMGA Office Help Desk. The Office Plant Clinic Help Desk is located in the OSU Extension Office on the first floor of the Farm Services building at 1320 Capitol St. NE.

Master Gardeners are available at the Help Desk at the following times:

  • January through April 2nd, Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • April through August, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • September through December, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We are also available by phone 503-373-3770 and email.

More resources available at our Marion County Master Gardener Association Website


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