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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

Main Office (LaSalle County)
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Bureau County)
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (LaSalle County)
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Marshall-Putnam County)
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Master Gardeners Bureau County

Master Gardeners Bureau County

The Illinois Master Gardener program, started in Illinois in 1975, is an educational, volunteer program offered by University of Illinois Extension. Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension educators to provide a network of gardening programs and horticultural activities to educate the public and enhance life in their communities. The mission of the Illinois Master Gardener program is : "Helping Others Learn to Grow".

Bureau County individuals who have an interest in learning more about gardening and would like to share their experience with their local communities are invited to join our Bureau County Master Gardener Program.

Master Gardeners are utilized to help answer questions from local residents and participate in several community service projects scheduled throughout the year. Individuals who complete this training are asked to donate 66 hours of community service to fulfill the obligations of the Master Gardener Program. Bureau County Master Gardeners also contribute articles for the multi-county, bi-monthly Master Gardener newsletter, "From the Garden".

The objectives of the Master Gardener program are:

1. To expand the capacity of University of Illinois Extension to distribute horticultural information to individuals and groups in local communities.

2. To develop and enhance community programs related to horticulture. These programs are educational in nature and may involve environmental improvements, horticultural therapy objects, community and school gardening projects, or other programs determined by local need.

  • 2015 Master Gardener Training Registration Form PDF
    This is the registration for the Master Gardener classroom training class, which takes place at the LaSalle County Extension office starting January 20th, 2015. Complete the form and return to the Bureau County Extension office with payment before the deadline.

  • IL Master Gardener
    The site is a comprehensive clearinghouse for news and updates, the Imagine newsletter, training schedules, educational events, and program information.