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.


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


Check out the Green Side Up Radio Show - University of Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel discusses timely horticulture issues on WDCB radio 90.9 FM. Plus, check out the Green Side Up Podcasts at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/podcasts/greensideup/ and in-season garden videos at http://www.facebook.com/extensiondkk/videos

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

Featured Websites

Additional Websites

  • Green Side Up Podcast
    Green Side Up is a weekly radio gardening program produced by WDCB (College of DuPage) and University of Illinois Extension.
  • Living with Wildlife in Illinois
    This website provides residents of Illinois with information about how to coexist with Illinois wildlife.
  • Calabazas y Más
    Información sobre granjas donde permiten que las personas cosechen la calabaza que quieren comprar. Nutrición. Variedades y selección de calabazas. Actividades divertidas para los niños.
  • Gardener's Corner
    Four seasons of gardening information.
  • Common Vegetable Problems
    Learn about common vegetable insect pests and diseases.
  • Great Corn Adventure
    Zea Mays explains the importance of corn, how it grows, and its thousands of different uses. (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)
  • 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.
  • La Gran Aventura del Maíz
    Zea explica la importancia del maíz, cómo crece y los miles de usos que se le pueden dar.

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