Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture Happenings

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.

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You also may email your county's Master Gardeners at:

DuPage County at uiemg-dupage@illinois.edu

Kane County at uiemg-kane@illinois.edu

Kendall County at uiemg-kendall@illinois.edu

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Check out the Green Side Up Radio Show - University of Illinois Extension Educator, Richard Hentschel discusses timely horticulture issues Thursday mornings on the WDCB radio "Morning Edition." Tune to 90.9 FM at 5:23 a.m. and check out the Green Side Up Podcasts at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/podcasts/greensideup/

Questions? Contact Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture at hentsche@illinois.edu

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