Contact Us

Beth Allhands
Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-877-4564
vallhand@illinois.edu

Brittani Garner
Program Coordinator, Master Gardeners
University of Illinois Extension
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
bagarner@illinois.edu

Macon Master Gardeners

Macon Master Gardeners

Responsibilities

Every Master Gardener has the responsibility to:

  • Represent University of Illinois Extension and Macon County Office in a professional manner.

  • Be acquainted with office procedures and personnel.

  • Respect confidences and client information.

  • Remain calm and courteous at all times; to use tact and give constructive advice.

  • Know his/her limitations; to admit he/she can't provide everything to everyone and then to appropriately refer calls to educators.

  • Refer all commercial horticulture calls and herbicide injury calls to the horticulture educator, or unit leader.

  • Follow through on commitments.

  • Provide unbiased research based information from the University of Illinois, other land grant institutions or the United States Department of Agriculture.

Every Master Gardener has the right to:

  • Be treated as a staff member and part of University of Illinois Extension.

  • Be informed of the organization of Extension, its policies, people and programs and to be kept informed.

  • Be given suitable, worthwhile and realistic assignments.

  • Receive quality training and continual inservice to handle assignments fully.

  • Receive positive and constructive guidance and direction.

  • Receive recognition for his/her accomplishments.

  • Have a part in planning Master Gardener activities.

  • Be supplied with reference materials to perform assigned duties.