Jarvis recommends checking the bulletin board before submitting a question, since there is a good chance the question and its answer are already on the bulletin board. The search mechanism can help with this process. To browse posted questions, go to webboard.extension.umn.edu/~askmg.
Master Gardeners from throughout Minnesota help with the site. Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the U of M Yard and Garden Clinic staff and other U of M Extension faculty.
You can also use the telephone to get answers to questions on gardening, lawn and plant care and insects from the Yard and Garden Line. You can request a return call from a Master Gardener volunteer in your county at no charge. Or, you can speak directly with an expert to get answers to your questions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Call 624-4771 in the metro area or (888) 624-4771 from outside the metro area. There is a $5 fee, which can be billed to a major credit card.