Explore Local Programs
- Illinois First Detector - Invasive Pests Workshop (Lisle)
Register by February 1, 2017
- Think Spring Continuing Education Day for MGs & MNs
Register by February 2, 2017
- Unwanted Plants and What to do About Them
Register by February 22, 2017
Online Forms and Surveys
- DuPage County Master Gardener Help Desk Request
- DuPage County Master Gardener Speakers Bureau Program Request
- Kane County Master Gardener Speakers Bureau Program Request
- Master Gardener Training Interest Form - DuPage
- Worms in the Classroom Program Request - DuPage County
- Worms in the Classroom Program Request - Kane County
Read the Latest News
- Down the Garden Path Blog
- Over the Fence Blog
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.
- Kendall County Master Gardeners Host Seed Swap on Feb. 11
- New Veterans’ Garden Grows Connections, Harvests Success
- DuPage County Master Gardeners Earn State Honors for Serving the Community
- Kane County Master Gardener Earns State Honor
- Kendall County Master Gardener Group Earns State Honor
- Master Gardener Idea Garden Team Earns State Honor
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 email@example.com
Kane County at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendall County at email@example.com
Questions? Contact Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out what houseplant is best for your growing conditions.
Plantas para Interiores
Descubra la planta de interiores ideal para su casa.
Living with Wildlife in Illinois
This website provides residents of Illinois with information about how to coexist with Illinois wildlife.
Four seasons of gardening information.
Claude's Got the Scoop on Soil
Students learn about how soil is made, who really needs soil, and what happens to soil if you don't take care of it.
Natural Resources, the Environment and Ecosystems
Activities for teachers to help their students become more aware of how plants, animals and humans interact with ecosystems.
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.
Firewood in Illinois
This site explains BTU values and firewood characteristics, forest and woodlot management, wood stoves and fireplaces, and includes a special section on the Emerald Ash Borer
Local Resources and Information
- First Detector Workshops - 2017
The one-day course teaches participants how to identify and report potential invasive threats. Topics this year include invasive plants and human health, oak tree diseases, and emerging invasive forest insects.
- Visit State Horticulture Website
University of Illinois Extension state horticulture website, including links to various topics of interest