Extension Master Gardener Helpline:

Please visit the Garden Help page if you have gardening questions! 

Administrative Office:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tel: (802) 656-9562  (No gardening questions)
Fax: (802) 656-4656
Email: master.gardener@uvm.edu to be placed on course mailing lists

63 Carrigan Dr., Jeffords Hall - Room 206
Burlington, Vermont 05405

Google Map | Directions to Helpline (PDF) | Directions to Administrative Office (PDF)

CALS/Extension Community Horticulture:

Dr. Ann Hazelrigg, Plant Pathology/ Director-Plant Diagnostic Clinic & Community Horticulture Programs

802-656-0493 | ann.hazelrigg@uvm.edu

Contact Me About: Questions related to commercial pest and diseases.

Deb Heleba

Deb Heleba, Statewide Outreach & Education Program Manager

802-656-1777 - debra.heleba@uvm.edu

Contact Me About: Questions related to program management, (annual reports, partnerships, fundraising, grant writing, website updates, general program policies and operations). Questions about online and in-person courses and scholarships, in-person/online advanced volunteer trainings, questions about the annual conference, and questions about the Gardener Helpline operations.






Lisa Chouinard, Office & Program Assistant

802-656-9562 | lisa.chouinard@uvm.edu

Contact Me About: Finding gardening resources, how to use the volunteer listservs, how to contact volunteers/chapters around the state, questions about background checks and volunteer applications. If you are a volunteer and have requests for supplies, brochures and badges for projects and/or other miscellaneous day to day office related functions, please contact me.





Cindy Heath, Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time)

603-543-1307 | cindy.heath@uvm.edu

Contact Me About: How to start projects and participate in both on-going and one-time volunteer projects. How to establish project partnerships, how to record and report your volunteers hours, how to renew your annaul volunteer certification, how to re-active or transfer from another state's MG program. Or for information about local volunteer Clubs/Chapters, local events, and volunteer and gardening related educational opportunities across the state.

Debby Gillen, Outreach Assistant (Part-Time)


Contact Me About: If you have ideas or submissions for the monthly e-newsletter, social media, or other media/communication/marketing ideas for gardening courses, volunteers, and projects.

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Your support helps us continue to train new EMG and Vermont Master Composter students, provide continuing education to members, operate the Garden Information Helpline and place EMG volunteer educators in outreach projects throughout Vermont.