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Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic

Let us help with your plant problems.

We do plant and insect identification, soil testing (Ph only), diagnosis of disease, insect; weeds, chemical injury, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses.

Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic Goal:

The UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic and Mobile Plant Clinic goal is to improve the quality of life for residents through research and distribution of research-based educational information developed by UF/IFAS faculty and Extension professionals.

Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic Objectives:

Master Gardener Volunteeer Plant Clinics objectives are to:

  • Provide research-based educational information,
  • Test soil samples for pH levels, and
  • Manage customer service.

Staffing:

Master Gardener Volunteers staff the Plant Clinic office and the Mobile Plant Clinic during special events. 

If called for special events the Horticulture Office Associate schedules the Garden Technician to transport the mobile clinic to the site.

Generally, there are two Master Gardener Volunteers per shift in the Plant Clinic. There is also a Horticulture Office Associate and the Residential Horticultural Agent able to assist, if required. 

OUR WALK IN PLANT CLINIC WILL BE CLOSED WITH THE EXTENSION OFFICE EFFECTIVE 3/20/2020 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, you may send photos of your local problems to Jamielyn Daugherty at jdaugherty@ufl.edu for diagnosis as well as use the Distance Diagnostic and Identification System. We look forward to serving you during these difficult times and in the future.

The Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM, excluding state and federal holidays. Shifts are divided into morning (9:00AM -12:30PM) and afternoon (12:30PM - 4PM). Generally, there are two Master Gardener Volunteers per shift.