The Master Gardeners in Elkhart County operate an Answer Line to assist the gardeners and homeowners of Elkhart County and surrounding areas. We accept questions and concerns about the planting and care of home vegetable, fruit and flower gardens, turf and trees. Issues may include soil, water, insects, diseases. We also address proper use of methods to remediate problems with the issues raised.
Gardener’s concerns can be submitted via phone, email or personal visit to the Purdue Extension Office. Once submitted the issue will be assigned to the Master Gardener volunteering at that time. The Master Gardener will contact the client for more information, if required, and subsequently with advice in dealing with the issue.
You can contact the Answer Line in the following ways:
The Purdue Extension Office is located on at 17746 County Road 34, Suite E, on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, in Goshen, Indiana 46528. Business hours are from 8 am to 4:30 pm most weekdays.
Samples for identification can be dropped off during these hours, or left in the lobby, which is open 24/7.
The phone number is 574-533-0554.
The email address for the Answer Line is email@example.com. You are welcome to submit pictures to the email address to aid in answering your question.
The Answer Line is active April through September.