to the Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners Association
(RAMGA) website. We are volunteers who have received
training through Virginia Tech and the Rockbridge
County Cooperative Extension office to provide
horticultural information, techniques and advice to
Helpline - Call 463-4733
RAMGA has a
Helpline Desk located in the Virginia Cooperative
Extension Office in Lexington (on the 2nd
floor of the County Courthouse Building on Main
Street). We're available Monday through Friday
during the growing season from spring until fall to
take your telephone calls or inspect your samples.
Information on plant care and Soil Test Kits are
also available at the Extension Office.
We'll be happy to take your
questions or problems by email as well (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If we can't answer your question immediately, we'll
email or call you back with information.
RAMGA conducts clinics at
various locations several times a year. Please check
for upcoming clinics.
For either the
Helpline Desk or our Gardening Clinics,
here are a few tips
to help us provide you with the right information:
If you need a
plant identified, please bring in a sample large
enough to determine the size and growth habit.
Please bring in an entire stem or branch, not
just a leaf.
suspect insect damage or disease, please bring
in a sample showing both the problem area and
some healthy growth (if any). Again an
entire branch or stem will help us determine the
photos are good for email identification, but
please keep the photo to a reasonable file
size...under 200kb is ideal.