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- Seed Starting (St. Charles)
Register by March 28, 2017
- How to Successfuly Add Native Plants to your Garden: First Steps (Yorkville)
Register by May 3, 2017
- What's the Buzz? (St. Charles)
Register by May 16, 2017
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Seed Starting Presentation
March 28, 2017
Native Plants: First Steps to Success
May 3, 2017
What's the Buzz? Promoting and Protecting Pollinators
May 22, 2017
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Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.
- Kane County Master Gardeners Host Seed Starting Workshop
- New Veterans’ Garden Grows Connections, Harvests Success
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
The Master Gardener Help Desks operate during the growing season (March-Oct) in each county. Click on your county at the right to learn more or call your local office.
DuPage County at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kane County at email@example.com
Kendall County at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Contact Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture at email@example.com
Learn what grass varieties are best for your lawn, how to deal with shady areas, when to fertilize your lawn & more!
Guide to growing and using common herbs.
Learn how to select the right ornamental grasses for your landscape.
Four seasons of gardening information.
Groundcovers to Know and Use
Everything you ever wanted to know about groundcovers including a directory of 35 different groundcovers.
My First Garden
Learn how to plan, nurture and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden.
Adventures of Herman
Squirmin' Herman the Worm teaches students all about worms and how to make their own worm bin in this interactive curriculum. (Intended for 1st-3rd grade students)
Las Aventuras de Herman
Herman el Gusano Escurridizo enseña a los estudiantes todo acerca de los gusanos y como hacer su propio criadero de gusanos.
Mi Primer Jardín
Mi Primer Jardín te enseña como planificar, cuidar y disfrutar los beneficios de un muy bonito jardín de flores o vegetales.
Local Resources and Information
- Visit State Horticulture Website
University of Illinois Extension state horticulture website, including links to various topics of interest