Explore Local Programs
- Prairiescapes - Grow Native!
Register by January 18, 2017
- Illinois First Detector - Invasive Pests Workshop (Lisle)
Register by February 1, 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
- Master Gardener Training Interest Form - Kendall
- 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.
- 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 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!
Learn about harvesting several common types of vegetables.
Vea Su Jardín Crecer
Vea Su Jardín Crecer es su guía para escoger, preparar, cultivar y guardar vegetales comunes.
Four seasons of gardening information.
Bulbs & More
Bulbs & More teaches you all about selecting, planting and landscaping with bulbs.
Manzanas y Más
Todo acerca de las Manzanas en Manzanas y Más.
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.
Find out what houseplant is best for your growing conditions.
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