News & Events

MASTER GARDENER APPLICATION FOR 2022

Master Gardener Applications are now available for the class of 2022.  Applications need to be completed by October 1, 2021. Click here for information regarding the Master Gardener program.  Click here for the fillable Master Gardener application.

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COMING SOON A NEW MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM OFFERING

The Master Gardener's are happy to announce that a new program will be offered this fall called the School Garden Program.  The School Gardening Program will offer trained Master Gardeners to assist in your school or organization's gardening program either in the...

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MASTER GARDENER’S SPEAKERS BUREAU IS GOING VIRTUAL

The Master Gardener program is working hard to create presentations that can be done online.   Click here if you would like to request a speaker from the Speakers Bureau to present a program to your organization.  Click here for the Speakers Bureau brochure and...

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 HORTICULTURE CLINIC

The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Horticulture Clinic Is open to handle gardening questions, soil samples and diagnostic questions.  However the clinic is not being staffed regular hours and questions should be submitted by email to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org .  The clinic is not able to handle walk-in clients or phone calls at this time.

If you have a horticulture or gardening question please submit your question to gardeners@barnstablecounty.org  Please be as detailed as possible with your question.  For questions that involve insect id, plant id, weed id or disease/mysterious problem solving please include high quality pictures with your email so that we can make a conclusive diagnosis.  For pointers on how to take high quality diagnostic photos click here.

Soil and Diagnostic samples can now be dropped off at our new location.  212 Mid-Tech Dr., W. Yarmouth.  Soil Submission Form and Diagnostic forms will be available below the black mailbox at the front entryway.  Please be sure your sample is accompanied by one of these forms and that your sample is clearly marked with your name and any pertinent information.  Samples can be placed in the mailbox when complete.  Soil will continue to be tested at no cost to residents.  We do ask that you limit your samples to 5 per household.

PLEASE NOTE:  The extension office will remain closed to the public until further notice.  Any follow up questions should still be directed to email to: gardeners@barnstablecounty.org or by phone: 508-375-6700.

For more extensive testing including nutrients and fertilizer recommendations – use the UMass Soil Testing Lab.  Instructions on how to take a soil sample.

Mail samples to:
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Soil Test
PO Box 367
Barnstable, MA 02630