Original Source: Got Weeds?
Hey, I just found out about this, and if you are a resident of Montgomery County, I think you might like it. Turns out that during gardening season (roughly April-October) you can bring plant samples, insects, your gardening puzzles and all sorts of questions to one of 10 locations below and get some answers for free:
- Bethesda: Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., April – Sept., Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Bethesda: FRESHFARM Market. Norfolk Ave., between Fairmont Ave.. & St. Elmo Ave., July – Oct., 3rd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m.-1p.m.
- Chevy Chase: Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., April – Sept., Sat., 10 a.m.-noon.
- Derwood: Montgomery County Extension Office, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Mar – Nov., M-F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Gaithersburg: Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., May – Sept., Sat,.10 a.m.-1p.m.
- Germantown: Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., May – Sept., Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Poolesville: Poolesville Library, 18633 Fisher Ave., May – Sept., Wed., 1:30–3 p.m.
- Rockville: Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., May – Sept., 3rd. Sat. of each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Silver Spring: FRESHFARM Market, Ellsworth Dr. between Georgia/Fenton; April – Sept., 4th Sat of each month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (5th. Sat.in July).
- Wheaton: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., year-round, Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. Plus, April – Oct., Wed., Thurs., 1-4 p.m.
Master Gardeners of Montgomery County are 250 volunteers trained by the University of Maryland/ MontgomeryExtension Service. The organization’s free programs teach residents about environmentally sound gardening practices that build healthy landscapes. Programs include clinics to identify gardeners’ plant and tree problems; therapeutic horticulture; demonstration gardens; speakers bureau; and design services for government and non-profit organizations.
For further information, you can call the Plant Hotline at 301-590-9650, weekday mornings or e-mail email@example.com.