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Master Gardeners Children’s Garden Program

Preparing for the 2022 season The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod operates a seasonal Children's Garden at the Brewster Community Garden. This free program offers children ages 8-12 a hands-on opportunity to learn about gardening from Master Gardeners. The...

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PEST UPDATE: THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY ARRIVES IN MASSACHUSETTS The MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced on 9/28/21 that a small, established, and breeding population of the invasive spotted lanterfly (Lycorma delicatula) was detected in Worcester County,...

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The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Horticulture Clinic is open to handle gardening questions, soil samples, and diagnostic questions. If you have a horticulture or gardening question, please submit your question to or call 508-375-6700. 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.  For pointers on how to take high quality diagnostic photos click here.

Soil and Diagnostic samples can be dropped off at  212 Mid-Tech Dr., W. Yarmouth.  Soil Submission Form and Diagnostic forms are 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 and completed forms can be placed in the mailbox when complete.  Soil samples are tested at no cost to residents.  We do ask that you limit your samples to 5 per household.

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