PlantTAGG and Dallas County Master Gardener Association Set Gold Standard in Gardening
New Texas Master Gardeners Partnership Brings PlantTAGG-Powered Mobile Experience to Community Gardens
We are thrilled to announce our new PlantTAGG and Dallas County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA) partnership!
We began working on the partnership when we saw a tremendous opportunity for innovation in the DCMGA garden projects. As a result, we put together an incredible program for community garden visitors. This partnership sets the gold standard in gardening. It combines sophisticated, easy-access technology with proven, research-based horticultural information for gardeners of all levels – backed by Texas Master Gardeners.
Through this relationship, visitors reap the benefits of an immersive experience. And, you can take that unique experience home on your mobile phone – with no apps to download or install and no credentials to remember.
“We’re thrilled to partner with PlantTAGG on this exciting new program,” says Abbe Bolich, President of the Dallas County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA). “Our shared mission to educate the public with best horticultural practices really comes to life in our community gardens with this new mobile experience.”
As part of the partnership, we’re rolling out PlantTAGG-enable gardens across the DCMGA ecosystem. To start:
- The Raincatcher’s Garden of Midway Hills, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75229
- Rowlett Road District 1 Road and Bridge & Texas AgriLife Extension, 715 Rowlett Road, Garland, TX 75040
- Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218
- Lakewood Elementary School Garden, 3000 Hillbrook Street, Dallas, TX 75214
We will launch at the Plano East Senior High Pollinator Garden and the Texas Discovery Master Gardeners’ Garden in the coming weeks. You can follow @dallascountymastergardeners and @planttagg on Instagram to be alerted of new garden launches and other program updates.
Using PlantTAGG in the Gardens
Using PlantTAGG in DCMGA gardens is easy! Check out this video for a quick look at getting started in the community gardens:
For step-by-step instructions on how you can identify plants in the community gardens, watch this brief how-to video:
Each participating garden will have program signs showing instructions for getting started. You’ll quickly see how to use your mobile phone to learn about the various plants. While in the gardens, text ‘LEAF’ to 46376 and follow the prompts to begin the PlantTAGG-enabled in-garden experience.
PlantTAGG digital plant tags provide research-based information about each plant, including how to grow the plants at home and help them thrive. PlantTAGG and Texas Master Gardeners vet all plant identification and care guidance for accuracy, so the recommendations are localized for our area. And, the care guidance covers all plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, indoor plants, and more.
Additionally, visitors to DCMGA gardens can add any community garden plants to their own ‘My Favorites’ list in PlantTAGG with a single click. You can reference your ‘My Favorites’ list as you plan new garden additions at home or while shopping at your local garden center.
“We created PlantTAGG with a vision of using technology to help gardeners of all levels achieve gardening success,” says Andrew Levi, PlantTAGG Founder & CEO. “Through our partnership with Dallas County Master Gardeners, we’re able to bring that vision to life with highly-curated plant identification and location-specific horticulture data and plant care guidance at your fingertips.”
Plant Identification Built by Texas Master Gardeners
Using PlantTAGG is simple – and free! Enter your home landscaping plants, and PlantTAGG will send personalized care information to your phone each month. The care guidance covers all plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, indoor plants, and more.
PlantTAGG also offers plant identification capabilities. PlantTAGG Plant ID uses cutting-edge image recognition technology. Once it evaluates an image for various attributes, it presents a complete plant profile – a digital plant tag – for each plant. PlantTAGG provides the most comprehensive and accurate plant identification and care guidance available to residential gardeners. There are millions of unique plant variations within the PlantTAGG library — including several thousand botanical species, each with attributes such as sunlight, water, soil, growth, and pH.
Let us know what you think
We are thrilled about the PlantTAGG and DCMG partnership. And, we look forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks and months. We’d love to hear your feedback on this exciting new program and your experience at the PlantTAGG-enabled gardens.
Snap a pic and post it to social – be sure to tag us @planttagg and @dallascountymastergardeners! Or, drop us an email any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always looking for ways to improve, and we’re always open to your ideas.
Until then, text PLANTS to 46376 to get started at home with PlantTAGG. We’ll look forward to seeing you in the gardens!