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Russella Nave
Program Coordinator, Ag and Natural Resources
University of Illinois Extension
15493 N State Hwy 1
Marshall, IL 62441
Phone: 217-826-5422
FAX: 217-826-8631

Rebecca Schiver
Office Support Associate
University of Illinois Extension
210 W Washington
Paris, IL 61944
Phone: 217-465-8585
FAX: 217-463-1192

Edgar County Master Gardeners

Edgar County Master Gardeners

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners are adult members of the local community who are interested in lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, gardens, vegetables and the environment. You can become a Master Gardener if you are willing to learn about horticulture, share that research-based information with others, and volunteer at least 30 hours annually back to the community. The University of Illinois provides invaluable training and educational opportunities to assist you in meeting these goals. The annual training, usually beginning in January, involves 60 hours of online or classroom instruction over a period of 11 or 12 weeks.

Edgar County Master Gardeners are a dynamic group of individuals who share an enthusiasm for horticulture - from moon gardens to civic improvements. Our projects are visible in many locations throughout Edgar County.

If you are interested in the Master Gardening program, please contact Rusty Nave, University of Illinois Extension Ag & Natural Resources Program Coordinator, at or 217-826-5422.

  • Integrated Pest Management Modules
    These modules were created to inform you about newly emerging or prevalent diseases and insect problems in the landscape. Five modules have just been released and more will be added to the website throughout the coming year. We are currently releasing modules on Spruce Problems, Thousand Canker Walnut Disease, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Bacterial Leaf Scorch and Sudden Oak Death.