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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Extension Gardening Program Offers Winter Webinar Series

University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Team announces the Winter 2017 schedule for the Four-Seasons Gardening Webinar Series. The Four Seasons Gardening programs focus on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, and will begin again this month.


Programs include:

Seed Starting- January 31 at 1:30 pm and February 2 at 6:30 pm Growing plants from seed is both rewarding and cost effective. Join Kim Ellson, Extension Horticulture Educator, as she discusses key elements for successful seeding this spring.  Strengthen your skillset and learn about germination triggers, breaking dormancy, scheduling, seeding methods, damping off and hardening.

How to Have Healthy Houseplants- February 14 at 1:30 pm and February 16 at 6:30 pm
Houseplants add life and beauty to a home. Rhonda Ferree, Extension Horticulture Educator, will provide simple tips to select and care for houseplants. After this program, even those with “brown garden thumbs” will know how to have healthy houseplants throughout their home.

Moth Orchids – Start an Orchid Odyssey- March 7 at 1:30 pm and March 9 at 6:30 pm
As the most highly evolved flowers on earth, orchids are an amazingly diverse plant family growing in deserts, mountains, marshes, northern woods, Illinois forests, and even our homes. If you are looking for an easy-to-grow but elegant houseplant, moth orchids are a great option.  In this webinar, state Master Gardener Coordinator, Sandy Mason, will help you learn how to grow, repot and even rebloom moth orchids. 


Participants learn from University of Illinois Extension horticulture experts from the comfort of their home computer. These classes are live so participants can ask questions of the presenters. They will also be recorded and shared on University of Illinois Extension’s YouTube channel for later viewing for those who can’t attend the live sessions. Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program at


The webinars are free and you can attend one or all of the entire 3-part series. Advance registration is required by going to Pre-registration insures that participants receive all instructions and materials needed to join the program. The public may contact Andrew Holsinger, Extension Horticulture Educator via email or by calling 217-532-3941 with questions about these programs or their local Extension office.


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.



Local Contact: Andrew Holsinger, Extension Educator, Horticulture,


Local Contact: Andrew Holsinger, Extension Educator, Horticulture,