Gardening education to improve lives and communities
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Consumer Horticulture team members collaborate on the following statewide initiatives to maximize impact and deliver environmentally-friendly, science-based gardening practices. These initiatives provide gardeners increased accessibility to MSU Extension resources.
Toll-Free Lawn and Garden Hotline – 1-888-678-3464
Extension consumer horticulture educators and highly trained Extension Master Gardener volunteers educate callers on best management practices for plants and pests of the home, garden and landscape.
MSU Extension’s Smart Gardening initiative helps gardeners at any knowledge level to adopt environmentally-friendly practices. Using focused themes of smart plants, smart lawns and smart soils, Smart Gardening leads gardeners along a continuum of learning through educational opportunities from short interactions to intensive training.
Ask an Expert
Michigan residents can ask gardening questions 24/7 and quickly receive expert answers through the online, mobile-friendly eXtension Ask an Expert system.
Soil Test Self-Mailer and Nutrient Interpretation – www.msusoiltest.com
MSU Extension provides soil testing and nutrient interpretation to enable gardeners to be more environmentally responsible.
Explore more Consumer Horticulture Programs
Michigan is a great place for growing fruits, vegetables, flowers and landscape plants in a community setting. MSU Extension offers many programs for school and community gardeners to help them create beautiful spaces and grow delicious produce.
Plants are commonly used as decorations within a households interior. MSU Extension provides an educational opportunity for you to view common resources and articles regarding the maintain of indoor plants and the pests.
Whether you’re looking to save money, love fresh flavor or working with nature, Michigan is a great place for growing fruit, vegetables, flowers and landscape plants. MSU Extension offers resources including the popular Master Gardener Volunteer Program.
The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program is an adult horticulture education and volunteer leader training program committed to improving science based horticulture information in communities throughout the state.
MSU Extension’s focus on pollinators and pollination brings together educators and researchers who are working with experts around the country to provide the latest information through webinars, seminars, online resources and email newsletters.
MSU Extension supports composting as an environmentally sustainable practice for homes, farms, businesses and industry. Whether products are grown naturally or manufactured, composting is the easiest and least expensive solution to managing organic waste.
MSU Extension’s focus on turfgrass management brings together faculty, specialists, and educators who work with both professional turfgrass managers and homeowners in managing turfgrass in an environmentally responsible manner.