Kids in the Woods: A Family Naturalist Program - Giant City State Park
June 10-December 9, 2017
School Garden Workshop
October 16-May 14, 2018
Holiday Stress Relief Program
December 12, 2017
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A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties
Main Office (Jackson County)
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)
Branch Office (Franklin County)
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Branch Office (Perry County)
3764 State Rte 13/127
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Hours: Mon - Wed, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)
Branch Office (Randolph County)
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Hours: M–Th, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Branch Office (Williamson County)
101-B East DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)
Gardening with Annuals
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Four seasons of gardening information.
Gardening with Perennials
Gardening with Perennials will tell you how to plant and care for a garden that will bloom year after year.
Watch Your Garden Grow
Your guide to choosing, growing, preparing and storing common vegetables.
Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide
A guide for growing, harvesting, and exhibiting vegetables.
A directory of more than 140 different Illinois wildflowers
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Successful Container Gardens
A guide for choosing a container, selecting soil mixes, choosing and combining plants, fertilizing, watering and grooming basics.
Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.
Local Resources and Information
- Southern Illinois Master Naturalist
The mission of the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Program is to provide science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards.
- University of Illinois Extension Illinois Master Gardeners
News, updates, blog, events and other information for Illinois Master Gardeners or anyone interested in the program.