Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener:

 At the diagnostic clinic, Master Gardeners can:

Diagnostic Clinic
Diagnostic Clinic


Wednesday and Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

June and July
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Saturdays. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Saturdays. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 1 pm.


University of Minnesota Extension Building (The Barn)2020 White Bear AveMaplewood, MN 55109

Bringing samples

Master Gardeners staff free seasonal information booths at the following locations and times:

Des Teaching Composting

Request an information booth or class

Master Gardeners teach classes about growing food, planting rain gardens and reducing garden chemicals. Call 651-704-2080 for more information.


Organic Recycling at MVHS

Organics Recycling


Organics recycling includes things like food scraps and non-recyclable paper (tissues, paper towels, etc.)

Recycling your organics helps the environment by avoiding methane emissions that contribute to global climate change. It also returns essential nutrients to the soil and improves soil health. 

Collection Site Hours and Locations and more information

Yard Waste

Ramsey County Master Gardeners staff free information booths at county yard waste sites on select dates from April - October.

Ramsey County operates seven yard waste collection sites. All sites are free and open to Ramsey County residents only, a photo ID is required.

State law prohibits leaves, grass clippings, brush and other plant material from being mixed with your trash.

Master Gardener Yard Waste Booth Schedule

Collection Site Hours and Locations and more information