Horticulture

Horticulture

--For the Master Gardener page in your county, see "Explore Local Programs" links at right. --For the Community Garden webinar series, scroll down to our "Horticulture Happenings." --View the 2017 Impact Report for DuPage, Kane & Kendall Counties below.

Horticulture Happenings

For the U of I Extension Community Garden Webinar Series, click here.

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 or email your local office. ---->

Gardening podcasts & videos - University of Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel discusses timely horticulture issues in the Green Side Up Podcast and in-season garden videos, "This Week in the Garden" on Facebook or YouTube.

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

Featured Websites

Additional Websites

  • Garden Calendar
    A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.
  • Jardines con Plantas Perennes
    ¡Quiere saber más de un jardín que crecerá año tras año? Aprenda todo sobre las plantas perennes en este sitio.
  • Garden Calendar
    A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.
  • Backyard Fruits
    Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.
  • Hort Answers
    Learn more about the plants and their problems in your yard and garden.
  • Let's Talk about Insects
    Join C.P. to learn the benefits of insects, their basic anatomy, and what makes an insect an insect. You can even create a new insect! (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)
  • 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)
  • Hablemos de Insectos
    Únete a C.P. para que aprendas los beneficios, anatomía y muchas cosas más acerca de los insectos. ¡También puedes crear tu propio insecto!
  • 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.

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