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Planning a Better Garden
 By Kerry Lake, Master Gardener

Soil: We have two new feature articles on Soil for you. The first is Interpreting the Soil Test Results and the second is on Cover Crops. We have included some of our own Master Gardeners’ experiences with cover crops. We also recommend that you re-read our previously featured article on Mulching, just as important for the winter garden as in the growing season.


Site: This month is all about Finalizing your Plan. Our article will help you complete your site plan.


Self: This month we discuss Fitting your Dreams into your Reality. Our article will help you to take your Vision to Active Planning.


November Book Review: Our book review this month is All the Presidents’ Gardens by Marta McDowell, reviewed by Sherry Wilson, Master Gardener. Take a look back at the history of gardens at the White House from Madison to Michelle Obama’s vegetable gardens.


Feature Articles & Book Reviews


Become A Master Gardener


The Master Gardener program will allow you endless opportunities to enhance your knowledge and expertise as well as to meet fellow gardeners from throughout Western Massachusetts. You will also discover rewarding service and learning opportunities as you assist people with good and sustainable solutions to their gardening problems and challenges.


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What We Do

Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is committed to serving the community through public education and service.Find us at local farmers markets answering gardening questions. Look for us tending area community and non-profit groups' gardens.


Ask A Master Gardener

PHONE HOTLINE: Call the Hotline with your gardening questions at any time: 413-298-5355.  WMMGA Master Gardeners will answer your questions and call you back! Please leave your name, your question, your phone number (or email address), and the best time to reach you on the answering machine any day of the week. We will call you back when we have an answer to your question.


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