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Margaret Burns Westmeyer
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
mburnswe@illinois.edu

Latosha Reggans
Extension Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
lreggans@illinois.edu

Emilia Arellano
Extension Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
1114 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-201-4176
FAX: 847-201-4175
arellano@illinois.edu

Ron Wolford
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
rwolford@illinois.edu

Nancy Kreith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
kreith@illinois.edu

School Garden Resources

School Garden Resources

Webinars

  • Engaging Your Entire School in the Garden
    The school garden not only shows students where their food comes from, but can provide a “hands on” fun way for teachers to integrate the garden into the classroom.

  • Four Seasons Gardening Series: Growing Veggies in Raised Beds or Containers
    Don’t have useable space in the ground to grow your vegetables? Join Nancy Kreith, Extension Horticulture Educator, as she explains how to use above ground growing systems for safe and fruitful production of your favorite backyard vegetables. Methods to increase production by maximizing your space, recommended soil and fertilizer practices and construction material options will be reviewed.

  • Four Seasons Gardening Series: Seed Starting
    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 skill set and learn about germination triggers, breaking dormancy, scheduling, seeding methods, damping off and hardening.

  • Growing Your School Garden Program
    Tips from School Garden Coordinators